Wednesday, April 10, 2013

this post I made on is probably worth sharing again. Not that the Varsity Theater really has any concern about it, but it doesn't change the fact something should be able to be done about it, and it likely never will.

I really LOATHE the way some of these concerts, the ticket sales get BOGARTED by the SCALPERS and all the tickets are sold out in 10 Minutes, and then soon after put up on sites like for 2, 3 or as much as 6 or 7 times the cost.

The Venues don't seem to care since they are still selling out their shows.

It happened last year for the Gotye shows (in Minneapolis among other towns), and it just happened with Fitz & the Tantrums. The venue, The Varsity Theater, usually sells some tickets via their sister club, The Loring Pasta Bar. But they decided to make the Fitz & the Tantrums concert on June 17th, an ALL-INTERNET sale show. Tickets went on sale on the link to their site, and they were totally SOLD OUT in 10 MINUTES. I find this out on Saturday when trying to buy tickets in person at both The Loring Pasta Bar and another Ticket outlet, the record store, The Electric Fetus. I then check and find 82 different tickets being sold on that site for the show ranging in prices from $72-$155 PER TICKET, which were sold on TICKETFLY for $25-$35.

Something should be done about this unfair system for selling tickets. But other than Presales, I'm not sure what. SCALPERS have gotten away with this BS for decades, and it never seems to end.