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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:07 AM
What a joke. Can't get **** for the 3.24.12 show.
 
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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:16 AM
I've said this so many times but it is beyond me how ticketmater gets away with this

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:19 AM
this is BS....
went on at 10am sharp and couldn't get any standard admission seats....kept trying...
for the hell of it i tried for the vip package deal and of course seats came up for that, didn't take them...
i don't know about all you but i think this is a total scam which the Brothers should try and fix...i've been to over 40 shows, buy numerous cd's and shirts, support their side projects and in reality pay their salaries and shouldn't be shut out because of money hungry scalpers......

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:30 AM
Screw the band. They are complicit with this and endorse it. I walk away with my wallet intact. Somebody in that band needs to find somebody else to pay for his Civil War artifact collecting hobby. I am out.
 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:30 AM
Last time around it was TicketsNow - the stepsister and LEGAL SCALPER owned by TicketMaster.

I want to go to some Beacon shows this year, but have been too preoccupied to even search for tickets. If I can't get them at the regular price, I'll stay home. The scalpers (legal or not) can eat paper as far as I'm concered. One of these days, a band is going to find themselves performing to a bunch of chairs. Tickets are expensive enough already. Scalpers - especially the "legal" ones are adding insult to injury.

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:46 AM
Unreal.. tried for 40 minutes and never got through! total BS!!!

Did tickets sell out? Did people think that the Allman Brothers are really Bruce Springteen? Must explain why tickets were never available. Must be some sort of record

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:49 AM
There are 792 tickets still available for the 3.24.12 show. Just have to go to StubHub to buy them. Thanks to many of the "fans" who got lucky in the presale. I am sure there are others associated with the artists who have put theirs up on StubHub as well. Nice. That is over 25% of the capacity of the Beacon. Unreal. I'll pass on the FU Package this year.
 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:54 AM
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Last time around it was TicketsNow - the stepsister and LEGAL SCALPER owned by TicketMaster.

I want to go to some Beacon shows this year, but have been too preoccupied to even search for tickets. If I can't get them at the regular price, I'll stay home. The scalpers (legal or not) can eat paper as far as I'm concered. One of these days, a band is going to find themselves performing to a bunch of chairs. Tickets are expensive enough already. Scalpers - especially the "legal" ones are adding insult to injury.


I realize this is crazily unfair to anyone who has to trave...if ya live in the area wait till a week before or hours before...I got a system that works for years now...I never sweat it...always easy to grab tix if you're vigilant daily starting a week prior...often day of show is easiest...often I just show up and buy givebacks at the box office....

But,this can't work for you,Rusty...or anyone who needs to make plans well in advance...and the prices suck,but I guess a reality of the times...hope they do moogis...I may go to a show but have given up going...more fun on moogis....

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:55 AM
This whole secondary ticket market that is created just sickens me. The real fans are screwed. Something needs to be done. I wanted to go to the Flyers/Rangers Winter Classic game but refused to dish out $450. Three times the ticket price. Last year I tried purchasing tickets for the Derek & Susan show and only single season tickets were available. I made the mistake of then going onto Derek's site and clicking on link for tickets that sent me to a secondary ticket where I purchased tickets well above face. I complained to Ticketmaster about why I could not get more than 1 ticket. They told me when that the ticket availablity time is the worst time to get tickets because so many open orders freezes the tickets. So I guess the people with the better computer equipment will be most successful. Just sucks. Not sure what the answer is. Maybe tickets can only be picked up will call or be printed on line.
 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 10:58 AM
It just never ceases to amaze me how u go into ticketmatser at 10am and find nothing for certain dates then look at craigslist or stubhub and they are everywhere. Has to be a better way
 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 11:02 AM
I believe bands get kick backs from secondary ticket sellers. Would you be cool with other people making more than you the performer on the same ticket ?

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 11:07 AM
I try very hard not to expose my finances to those who pay or receive kickbacks. The band can do what they want. They will just have to do so without my money going forward.
 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 11:07 AM
I think this secondary ticket sources find a way to link into websites. The link on Derek's site that was there at 10:15 was no longer there at night. I was going to complain and make aware of it to Derek's management but I let it go. I don't think bands get kickbacks but you never know.
 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 12:34 PM
If you look at the tickets offered on Stubhub, you will find very few offered for the front orchestra- lost of middle to rear orchestra, upper balcony etc. You also will find very few people here that got any those seats in either the pre-sale or general sale.

It's the SOS. Don't blame the scalpers. As long as the band gets the money (and they do), do you think they really care who pays?

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 12:40 PM
aint that the truth Alan
 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 12:42 PM
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If you look at the tickets offered on Stubhub, you will find very few offered for the front orchestra- lost of middle to rear orchestra, upper balcony etc. You also will find very few people here that got any those seats in either the pre-sale or general sale.

It's the SOS. Don't blame the scalpers. As long as the band gets the money (and they do), do you think they really care who pays?


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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 01:08 PM
tried to get tickets for any of the saturday shows for 45 minutes without any luck, plenty on CL and Stubhub.

Its sick to see this problem ignored. I refuse to believe that management/the band think this is how business should be done.

I have NEVER been to the beacon, only dreamed about it- was planning on takin the trip this year with my mom (longtime fan), but this will not be happening anymore. the allman brothers lost some good honest concergoers.

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 01:29 PM
There may be hope in the marketplace coming...Sprint Center is our local 20,000 seat arena...

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Sprint Center to be first arena to get Axs Ticketing

Axs Ticketing is coming to Kansas City on Jan. 13, and when it does, the Sprint Center will become the first arena in the nation to use it.

In August, Anschutz Entertainment Group, which operates the Sprint Center, introduced the Axs platform as its alternative to Ticketmaster, which merged with Live Nation, AEG's largest competitor, in January 2010. Axs (pronounced "access") was first launched at the Bluebird and Ogden theaters in Denver. It has since been installed at theaters in San Francisco and Dallas.

On Jan. 13, the Sprint Center and the Midland theater will become Axs venues. That day, tickets will go on sale for two Sprint Center shows: Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker on April 6; and rapper Drake with ASAP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar on March 1. TIckets will also go on sale for three shows at the Midland: Diggy with Jacob Latimore (and others) on Feb. 12; and Creed on May 21 and May 22. Tickets for the Drake show go on sale at noon. Tickets for the three other shows go on sale at 10 a.m.

Shani Tate, senior director of ticket sales at the Sprint Center, said the Axs system was "more user-friendly and more transparent." For example, during first-day sales for high-volume shows, on-line customers will log-in and then be sent to a virtual waiting room. From there, they will be able to see where they are in line as they wait to purchase tickets. Customers will also be able to select their seats from what is available when it is their turn to buy.

The venues' box offices will be open on the first day of ticket sales starting at the same time as on-line sales. Also Axs will not charge a delivery fee to customers who print the tickets they purchased on-line. Axs pricing will be "transparent," Tate said, meaning the full price of the ticket, with fees, is evident up front and no extra fees are added as the transaction proceeds.

Axs is the first initiative under Outbox Enterprises, a joint venture among AEG, Cirque du Soleil's ticketing business (Outbox Technology) and Fred Rosen, former chief executive officer at Ticketmaster. AEG plans to expand the program into other markets throughout 2012. Axs ticketing is available on all mobile platforms and via Facebook and Twitter.

http://backtorockville.typepad.com/back_to_rockville/2012/01/sprint-center- to-be-first-arena-to-get-axs-ticketing.html#storylink=cpy


 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 02:39 PM
To those of you who are frustrated with the secondary ticket market. I am frustrated too. However, you must know, the band does not prosper from secondary, inflated prices
for it's tickets. Bands have bascially two options for payment. Both are agreed upon months in advance. It is the promoters who can either benefit or have any control over
ticket sales. The band is paid a set price, 50% paid prior to the show the balance paid the
day of the show. Or the can take a % of the door and that number is calculated on the
standard seat prices, not after market, egergiously priced seat prices. To blame the band
is to .... not understand the process. Believe me, I think the ABB management is frustrated too. I hate to say this but, it is true, this all boils down to a supply and demand
economic model. The ABB has created an enomously successful enterprise in NYC. Now that everyone knows it, fans end up paying the price. The system sickens me too.
Remember, it's not the band that sets prices, it's the promoter.

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 02:53 PM
Regardless of who sets prices, it seems they were set too low. I mean, isn't there some inherent conflict between saying TM prices are too high, then complaining about scalpers?

For those than have the time, keep checking TM. Tix often pop up, and not only in the days before the shows. Why, I have no idea, but they do.

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 03:03 PM
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If you look at the tickets offered on Stubhub, you will find very few offered for the front orchestra- lost of middle to rear orchestra, upper balcony etc. You also will find very few people here that got any those seats in either the pre-sale or general sale.



Hey Alan, there's a steal of a deal on Stubhub for Saturday March 17th:
Orchestra Center row AA $7,693.00 a ticket. Great huh?
Oh wait here's a more economical one:
Orchestra Center row BB $6,155.00 a ticket. Much better.
Wait, even better still -
Orchestra Center row CC $5,129.00
Maybe I'll just buy 4 seats and blow over $20,000.00 on one night.
My kid doesn't really need any help with college tuition.
Oh wait I forgot - row DD (not center)
An incredible bargain at $3,590.00 a seat and they're giving out free bruised apples at Fairview across the street same day of the show. Can't wait!

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 03:05 PM
I think it is horrible how this happens. Ended pulling lower balc from the presale, but had the same thing happen to me with Furthur tix. On at 10:00 and never got thru. Went over to stubhub and there were 500 tux posted at four times the price, no thanks..
It blows....l.l.l

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 03:26 PM
To quote Woody Allen in Bananas -
"It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham."

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 04:59 PM
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Regardless of who sets prices, it seems they were set too low. I mean, isn't there some inherent conflict between saying TM prices are too high, then complaining about scalpers?

For those than have the time, keep checking TM. Tix often pop up, and not only in the days before the shows. Why, I have no idea, but they do.


You make an interesting point Brock. To some degree, the scalpers create the market scarcity that allows them to charge high prices, by taking a lot of tickets off the market. Of course, in many cases, the prices end up coming down as the show date approaches. On more than one occasion I have gotten tickets from scalpers well below face value.

Years back, I was able to get double-letter orchestra seats in the Peach Corps pre-sales. As hard as Lana and Rowland work to keep scalpers out, I don't see the pre-sales as much if a source for the scalpers.

I also do not believe the band or the management could care less... they could easily allocate some of those primo seats to the Peach Corps, as they did years ago. Many of those seats are allocated to the various VIP packages at very high prices. That's the band's right and privilege, and I do not fault them for charging what they can.

Brock is right... keep checking TM, up to and including the day of the show. That's not much consolation to out of town folks, but beggars cannot be choosers.

If you don't like it, vote with your feet and your wallet, not just your mouth.

And Al, please get your facts straight: it's the FAIRWAY. We don't want anyone to miss the chance to meet and greet with EC.

 

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  posted on 1/6/2012 at 05:17 PM
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And Al, please get your facts straight: it's the FAIRWAY. We don't want anyone to miss the chance to meet and greet with EC.




Sorry Alan. You are right. My apologies. Fairway not Fairview.
You can't miss it - It's the place where famous old guitar players sign autographs next to the vegetables.

 

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