Tips for getting tickets

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Tips for getting tickets

Post by captain strongo »

Anyone want to share some of their secrets for getting through to ticketmaster before they sell out or is there a better place to buy tickets? Let me know because I got to make the Tampa show....nice rhyme
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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

preregister with ticketmonster, be logged in, be on a high speed line, and type fast......
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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

oh, and pray.....
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Post by springparrot »

SchoolGirlHeart wrote:oh, and pray.....
Big Time!

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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

and when you don't get tickets, don't put your fist through your monitor..... you're gonna need the computer to get to the BN ticket exchange in hopes of finding some seats..... :P
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Post by weirdo0521 »

Stand in line, see if anyone says "these are great seats" on their way out..follow them home........tailgate them on the road....cause fender bender.....slug ticket owner.....take tickets.....enjoy show
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Post by buffettbride »

My effective ticket-getting practices:

Go to a non-busy TicketMaster location when tickets go on sale.

If that is not possible, have fast Internet and quick "mouse" fingers.

Get married at the concert.

Don't go to shows that sell out in 1 minute.

Win them in a contest.
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Post by dean_siu »

Call up ticket broker....ask them "what kind of seats can I get for $1500 a piece?" :x

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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

buffettbride wrote:Go to a non-busy TicketMaster location when tickets go on sale.
But be careful if you choose this route..... some ticketmonster outlets won't sell out-of-area tickets at all, and some don't sell them until 15 mintues after they go on sale... too late; you're SOL at that point. Call the outlet ahead of time.....

If you DO go to a ticketmonster location, pay in CASH to be sure your tickets don't disappear while they try to run your credit card...
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Re: Tips for getting tickets

Post by LIPH »

captain strongo wrote:Anyone want to share some of their secrets for getting through to ticketmaster before they sell out...?
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Post by RBrei46b »

The last two years at Tweeter in Chicago, I got my tickets via Ebay. Granted they were towards the back of the pavilion, but I paid face value.....

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Post by ph4ever »

high speed dosn't always help. I got tickets for Nissan while some on T1 connections didn't. Its just a matter of luck sometimes on that speed thing.
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Post by finsup2k »

ph4ever wrote:high speed dosn't always help. I got tickets for Nissan while some on T1 connections didn't. Its just a matter of luck sometimes on that speed thing.
This is absolutely true. I pulled a pair of front row tickets for the special New Orleans show (December '04) while using an antique laptop with a dial-up modem. Of course, I lived in the wrong state...and my order was cancelled...but, for one brief moment - utopia.
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Re: Tips for getting tickets

Post by tequilatom »

captain strongo wrote:Anyone want to share some of their secrets for getting through to ticketmaster before they sell out or is there a better place to buy tickets? Let me know because I got to make the Tampa show....nice rhyme
try a out of state ticketmaster.don't call ,but go to one.i'm thinking about that when something up north goes on sale.my girlfriend lives in atlanta and i may have her go to a outlet and see if it works.i don't know if that will work or not but its worth a shot.worse case is i would have extra tickets if it works.

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Post by bananaman »

I've always found it handy to have one person on the computer and the other on the phone simultanously. The first person to get through gets the tickets. Before I had high-speed internet the only way I ever got 'em was over the phone and I've always been lucky enuff to get the max number every time. I've only had to stand in line for tickets once in my life. Back in '92 I stood in line for tickets to Garth Brooks. I was 40th in line and they sold out before I got in. The show sold out in 12 minutes. :(
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Post by OceanCityGirl »

My local venue is Camden which sells out really quick. I've had no luck for 2 years and refuse to spend the big bucks on ebay. The game plan this year is to have one person on pc and one person in line with a cell phone. We'll see who makes out first. If I got extras it would appear I'd have no problem getting rid of them. If somebody could tell me an out of the way ticketmaster in NJ or Pa if you can get them there I would make the drive even if it was up north. But it seems that when pholks get a good spot they want to keep it top secret.

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Post by moeron »

What Iv'e done for years is I go on line, My wife stands in line. Two tears ago, we got shut out. For the most part we just want to see Jimmy, and to Party :pirate: Some day, We will score some great seats. This could be that year..
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Post by Burny Charles »

Ron Raney wrote: Two tears ago, we got shut out.
:lol: :lol: :lol: What a great typo.
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Post by moeron »

Burny, Great catch. 2 years ago I was really p*** off, when ebay had tickets for 1 kidney. I will go just to party. :P
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