My blood pressure is about to go through the roof. I won't go into my usual tirade about why the above mentioned ticket monopolizing greed whores.
As you know...these are the ONLY two places to buy face value tickets for 99% of the concerts out there (and TM bought Live Nation last year so its really just one big company).
If its a popular show, forget it. It sells out within MINUTES and the majority of the tickets go to the fucking ticket brokers who gouge you for double or more the price you would have paid if you were one of the very few lucky people to get a ticket.
So that's one reason I don't go to concerts unless I can get a ticket for face value (like Bad Co last week)
If the concert is far more important than following my own diehard rule of not buying from brokers (scalpers, scums, whatever you want to call them).
So yes I will pay over $300 per ticket to see U2 because the alternative is sitting at home and that means they win anyhow because I did not get to see my show.
I charged tickets for my son to see RATM tomorrow night and I get this "gift card" VISA today when the venue rules clearly state that gift cards will NOT be accepted. I have talked to the guy that sold them to me and he assures me its going to be okay.
If Keven does not get in, it will not be okay. He is not exactly Mr. Stability and this is the sort of thing that could push him over the edge. PLUS, I paid a lot of money for those damn tickets - over double face value.
I can't even hint to Keven that he may get up there and be turned away, he would be so upset...but I don't trust this guy. If all goes well and he gets in, then I ranted, raved and cussed for nothing.
BUT if it doesn't turn out you can come back here and help me get my money back and warn everyone not to use the __________________ ticket agency (I won't share the name of it unless they have ripped me off).
Oh - the reason I am suspicious - I called the number on the Visa gift card and they told me there were NO CONCERT TICKETS PURCHASED WITH IT. So how the hell is the Hollywood Palladium going to know that is the right card? I have never been ripped off by a ticket scalper before, lets hope I am just being paranoid but my gut tells me otherwise.....
The stress is not worth it. I should have never told my son about his dream come true concert. I should have just said "sorry, they sold out".
I will not take this sitting down. I will raise a fit if they have ripped me off.