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#21 tripdad

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:46 AM

Passwords for today's presale?  Anyone have the radio or LN password?  I assume the LN is thru the app.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 07:51 AM

This is a friendly "travel PSA" for my Rush friends coming into Toronto for either the show on the 17th or the 19th.  It seems that while we are blessed with having the only double show run on the tour, the guys also planned these shows at the height of festival season here in Toronto.  Hotels will be very scarce and VERY expensive during that week. If you are coming from out of town, grab a room now, or at least keep an eye out for deals.  Things happening at the same time as Rush:

NXNE Music Festival - June 17-21
TD Toronto Jazz Festival - June 18-27
Luminato - June 19 - 28
Pride Festival - June 19 - 28

For more information, visit www.seetorontonow.com

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:29 AM

View PostKingdirk, on 05 February 2015 - 07:51 AM, said:

This is a friendly "travel PSA" for my Rush friends coming into Toronto for either the show on the 17th or the 19th.  It seems that while we are blessed with having the only double show run on the tour, the guys also planned these shows at the height of festival season here in Toronto.  Hotels will be very scarce and VERY expensive during that week. If you are coming from out of town, grab a room now, or at least keep an eye out for deals.  Things happening at the same time as Rush:

NXNE Music Festival - June 17-21
TD Toronto Jazz Festival - June 18-27
Luminato - June 19 - 28
Pride Festival - June 19 - 28

For more information, visit www.seetorontonow.com
Thanks for the advice. I actually booked my hotel the day the tour was announced and was able to use my reward points to pay for it.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:38 AM

Very smart! I was checking Expedia this morning (not that I need a room...I live 10 minutes from the ACC) for curiosity sake, and the rooms on the 17th are ridiculously priced for some reason. Then I figured that something must be going on. Clearly there is...

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

View Posttripdad, on 05 February 2015 - 05:46 AM, said:

Passwords for today's presale?  Anyone have the radio or LN password?  I assume the LN is thru the app.

There is a MLSE pre-sale today -  password is 40STAGES

Some FLR L and FLR R available (34th row and back).

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:02 PM

Just checked Stubhub for the heck of it. What does the ACC hold for a concert?  16,000?  Maybe less?  There are currently (with more tickets to be sold tomorrow) 3,100 tickets listed solely for this show on Stubhub.  So, not only are ticket prices for this tour more expensive at face value than they've ever been, scalpers are relisting 20% of them on scalper sites - and at stupidly high prices that no one in their right mind would pay.  I don't think buying concert tickets has ever been worse than it is currently.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:56 AM

View Postchrisw25, on 05 February 2015 - 04:02 PM, said:

Just checked Stubhub for the heck of it. What does the ACC hold for a concert?  16,000?  Maybe less?  There are currently (with more tickets to be sold tomorrow) 3,100 tickets listed solely for this show on Stubhub.  So, not only are ticket prices for this tour more expensive at face value than they've ever been, scalpers are relisting 20% of them on scalper sites - and at stupidly high prices that no one in their right mind would pay.  I don't think buying concert tickets has ever been worse than it is currently.

Agreed completely. The whole thing is sickening.

I have been on since 10am sharp for the General Public sale...and I haven't been able to score a damn seat yet. I'm actually trying to get 4 tickets together...but still, no reason why I couldn't get 4 somewhere in the building when they go on sale.

The whole process is such a bother and honestly, it's obvious that things are fishy with the entire process. Fans lose out because of it.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:28 PM

The big thing that I think a lot of people forget is that Leaf/Raptors season ticket holders get first crack at any concerts or events that may be happening at the ACC.  While not all season ticket holders capitalize on this, even if 3,500 do (roughly the same number of tickets available on SH BEFORE the presales), that is a significant amount that either gets spoken for, or goes to the secondary market at stupid prices.  Now...the bowl seats, I get. If you have plats for hockey, you get your sets for the concert. I'm not sure how that would translate to the best floor tickets though.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:45 PM

After about 20 mins of trying to get two tickets when the live nation presale started yesterday, I got two in section 101 so I took them. I'm not concerned about sitting up close, my main thing is just to make sure i'm in the building. We are sitting on the opposite end of the stage but at least it's the last row of our section, so if my brother and I stand up we won't be blocking anyone behind us.

The whole ticket buying process is just terrible though. I've never seen it this bad with any other band i've gone to see. Something isn't right and it needs to change. I'm sure the band has to know about how this works buy now, it was very similar last tour. You would like to think at least one of them would want to step in and do something about it. Maybe there's some legal stuff with the bands management and that's why they can't do nothing. I find it hard to believe that the members of the band wouldn't want their more dedicated fans to have the opportunity to get tickets before anyone else.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:21 PM

Wasn't sure if I'd make this show, but in the end I couldn't pass it up!  Went for broke(literally) and got a VIP, Row 4, Seat 15. Ticket arrived in the mail today, and the hotel is booked!! :dweez:

Hey Phoenix!  We used to do a lot of trading 9-10 years ago.....glad to see you're coming over to the Great White North!  Hope to run into you..... :ebert:

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:39 PM

scored a single floor 8th row

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:53 AM

View PostKingdirk, on 06 February 2015 - 12:28 PM, said:

The big thing that I think a lot of people forget is that Leaf/Raptors season ticket holders get first crack at any concerts or events that may be happening at the ACC.  While not all season ticket holders capitalize on this, even if 3,500 do (roughly the same number of tickets available on SH BEFORE the presales), that is a significant amount that either gets spoken for, or goes to the secondary market at stupid prices.  Now...the bowl seats, I get. If you have plats for hockey, you get your sets for the concert. I'm not sure how that would translate to the best floor tickets though.

When are season's ticket holders seats on the ice or the court?  They're in the lower bowl.  I've had corporate seats for hockey and concerts and they are the same seats for both events for that company.  That's a non issue.

Organizations are blanketing the sales with God knows how many employees, buying up all the tickets, VIP included and reselling them.  Check out Ebay.  There are countless pages of Rush tickets for the June 19 show listed and you can tell by the design of the picture advertising each set of tickets, that it's the same scalper company.  It's bullshit!

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:57 AM

On another note, when searching for tickets for the general public sale, of course "No tickets available" appears.  Below that you have a Platinum ticket option.  I click on that and low and behold there are second row seats on Geddy's side - for $650.00 apiece!!!  So even Ticketmaster is screwing the fan. They advertise the price ranges from the low nose-bleed price to the highest price of $195.00.  Then they turn around and list tickets for $650.00.  Sounds like a classic bait and switch move to me and should be illegal.

Sorry for the venting.  I haven't had my pot of morning coffee yet.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

View Postchrisw25, on 07 February 2015 - 08:57 AM, said:

On another note, when searching for tickets for the general public sale, of course "No tickets available" appears.  Below that you have a Platinum ticket option.  I click on that and low and behold there are second row seats on Geddy's side - for $650.00 apiece!!!  So even Ticketmaster is screwing the fan. They advertise the price ranges from the low nose-bleed price to the highest price of $195.00.  Then they turn around and list tickets for $650.00.  Sounds like a classic bait and switch move to me and should be illegal.

Sorry for the venting.  I haven't had my pot of morning coffee yet.
Nothing to be sorry for. The whole process is a complete and total sham.  I completely agree. All I was saying is that the tickets sold in the bowls before the presales are likely through season ticket holders.  As for how the floor tickets magically end up in someone's hand before they are available to ANY members of the public is anyones guess.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:19 AM

Hi!

Im in desperate need of floor-tickets for this show, if you've got an extra, please send me a PM :notworthy:

Regards, Lina

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 02:43 PM

It's great to hear that RushCon will be having a "Mini-Con" in Toronto on the 19th and 20th! That makes the trip all the better!

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

Details on the mini-Con being held in Toronto this summer:

http://www.rushcon.o...ents/index.html

LA too!

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:58 AM

Kid_Gloves and I will be traveling for this show! And last I heard, the Great Bearded PhilCastro will be there, too!

Can't wait to see everyone.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 02:14 PM

I'll be there for the Friday, June 19th show and mini RushCon!  Super stoked!  AND... the DVD is being filmed in hometown YYZ!!!!  Hope to meet some of you there.  Cheers! :)

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 06:54 PM

View PostState of Grace, on 11 May 2015 - 02:14 PM, said:

I'll be there for the Friday, June 19th show and mini RushCon!  Super stoked!  AND... the DVD is being filmed in hometown YYZ!!!!  Hope to meet some of you there.  Cheers! :)

Right on man!




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