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#41 troutman

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

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View Postcoventry, on 07 February 2015 - 03:49 PM, said:

Not to be acerbic, but whine, whine, whine; "in the past it was this"; "it used to be so easy to do this"; "what happened to the days of.."; "I'm frustrated with how I'm not able to get seats that befit my love of the band..."

I'm sorry - did a bunch of my self-entitled high school seniors just take over this forum? I mean, I understand the frustration, but we're adults here. This is a capitalist, supply/demand system. Yes - there are slimy scalpers with professionally-written bot algorithms who scoop up all the good seats and then make obscene profits on them. This has been going on for how long now? Why is this news?

I agree - its a deplorable, albeit legal practice that somewhat deadens the whole experience. And yes, sometimes I too would like to be able to stand in line at the local venue or TM outlet overnight and proffer up $30 for a 2nd row seat. I'd also like to open up a brand new "Missile Command" cartridge while listening to the Police's new album, Synchronicity, but that's not going to happen again, either.

You want tickets to a major draw, arena rock band? Then this is part of the game. You want good seats consistently? Start seeing smaller acts in smaller venues. Try general admission shows. Try the symphony or a good jazz club. But please stop whining about your frustration at being outwitted in the ticket game.

:facepalm:

Its not about whining,

More about frustration.
Walks like a duck...

It sure comes across pretty whiny.  If, as adults, we can't just be patient and out-wait the system, then we should be charged an exorbitant price.  A demand for immediate gratification.has always been expensive.


I could care less what the tickets cost. I can deal with that. I just want to know all of the details and where I am sitting.
No doubt about that!  The "First ten Rows" thing is crap, I think.  Huge difference between row ten and row one.  Like, literally nine rows of difference.

Going with the nose bleeds at this point $78.00 bucks,

Maybe some thing better as time goes on.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:47 PM

I've found that the best way to naviage through the complexities of life is to know how to make lemonade when lemmons are thrown one's way. Here, allow me to translate. I, like the rest of you folks enjoy seeing my favorite bands as well as my favorite sports teams. To be able to afford the high costs, I started purchasing extra seats to events and re-selling for profit. With Stubhub and TicketsNow, its so easy and yes, 100% legal. All you need to do is be prepared and be quicker than the next guy when tickets go on sale. With one computer, I easily scored multiple floor tickets for this Rush tour at two different venues. Not liking the system?? Quit whining and make it work for you!!

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:21 PM

View Posttroutman, on 08 February 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 February 2015 - 04:25 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 08 February 2015 - 12:18 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 February 2015 - 12:08 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 07 February 2015 - 03:58 PM, said:

View Postcoventry, on 07 February 2015 - 03:49 PM, said:

Not to be acerbic, but whine, whine, whine; "in the past it was this"; "it used to be so easy to do this"; "what happened to the days of.."; "I'm frustrated with how I'm not able to get seats that befit my love of the band..."

I'm sorry - did a bunch of my self-entitled high school seniors just take over this forum? I mean, I understand the frustration, but we're adults here. This is a capitalist, supply/demand system. Yes - there are slimy scalpers with professionally-written bot algorithms who scoop up all the good seats and then make obscene profits on them. This has been going on for how long now? Why is this news?

I agree - its a deplorable, albeit legal practice that somewhat deadens the whole experience. And yes, sometimes I too would like to be able to stand in line at the local venue or TM outlet overnight and proffer up $30 for a 2nd row seat. I'd also like to open up a brand new "Missile Command" cartridge while listening to the Police's new album, Synchronicity, but that's not going to happen again, either.

You want tickets to a major draw, arena rock band? Then this is part of the game. You want good seats consistently? Start seeing smaller acts in smaller venues. Try general admission shows. Try the symphony or a good jazz club. But please stop whining about your frustration at being outwitted in the ticket game.

:facepalm:

Its not about whining,

More about frustration.
Walks like a duck...

It sure comes across pretty whiny.  If, as adults, we can't just be patient and out-wait the system, then we should be charged an exorbitant price.  A demand for immediate gratification.has always been expensive.


I could care less what the tickets cost. I can deal with that. I just want to know all of the details and where I am sitting.
No doubt about that!  The "First ten Rows" thing is crap, I think.  Huge difference between row ten and row one.  Like, literally nine rows of difference.

Going with the nose bleeds at this point $78.00 bucks,

Maybe some thing better as time goes on.
Good strategy...get in at the ground level price then troll for bigger fish as the date gets closer.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:24 PM

View Posttraeplien, on 08 February 2015 - 05:47 PM, said:

I've found that the best way to naviage through the complexities of life is to know how to make lemonade when lemmons are thrown one's way. Here, allow me to translate. I, like the rest of you folks enjoy seeing my favorite bands as well as my favorite sports teams. To be able to afford the high costs, I started purchasing extra seats to events and re-selling for profit. With Stubhub and TicketsNow, its so easy and yes, 100% legal. All you need to do is be prepared and be quicker than the next guy when tickets go on sale. With one computer, I easily scored multiple floor tickets for this Rush tour at two different venues. Not liking the system?? Quit whining and make it work for you!!
:dweez:   That's the entrepreneurial spirit!  Work the system or be a slave to it.  It's your choice!

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 09:17 PM

Exactly!

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:32 PM

View Postbathory, on 07 February 2015 - 04:01 PM, said:

I had no problem getting my lawn ticket. :)

How much was it?  I've seen Rush on the lawns about 7 times in the last 8 years, and I never paid more than $50, and usually spend closer to $35.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:41 PM

View PostLedRush, on 08 February 2015 - 11:32 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 07 February 2015 - 04:01 PM, said:

I had no problem getting my lawn ticket. :)

How much was it?  I've seen Rush on the lawns about 7 times in the last 8 years, and I never paid more than $50, and usually spend closer to $35.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:23 PM

View Postgoose, on 08 February 2015 - 04:25 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 08 February 2015 - 12:18 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 February 2015 - 12:08 PM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 07 February 2015 - 03:58 PM, said:

View Postcoventry, on 07 February 2015 - 03:49 PM, said:

Not to be acerbic, but whine, whine, whine; "in the past it was this"; "it used to be so easy to do this"; "what happened to the days of.."; "I'm frustrated with how I'm not able to get seats that befit my love of the band..."

I'm sorry - did a bunch of my self-entitled high school seniors just take over this forum? I mean, I understand the frustration, but we're adults here. This is a capitalist, supply/demand system. Yes - there are slimy scalpers with professionally-written bot algorithms who scoop up all the good seats and then make obscene profits on them. This has been going on for how long now? Why is this news?

I agree - its a deplorable, albeit legal practice that somewhat deadens the whole experience. And yes, sometimes I too would like to be able to stand in line at the local venue or TM outlet overnight and proffer up $30 for a 2nd row seat. I'd also like to open up a brand new "Missile Command" cartridge while listening to the Police's new album, Synchronicity, but that's not going to happen again, either.

You want tickets to a major draw, arena rock band? Then this is part of the game. You want good seats consistently? Start seeing smaller acts in smaller venues. Try general admission shows. Try the symphony or a good jazz club. But please stop whining about your frustration at being outwitted in the ticket game.

:facepalm:

Its not about whining,

More about frustration.
Walks like a duck...

It sure comes across pretty whiny.  If, as adults, we can't just be patient and out-wait the system, then we should be charged an exorbitant price.  A demand for immediate gratification.has always been expensive.


I could care less what the tickets cost. I can deal with that. I just want to know all of the details and where I am sitting.
No doubt about that!  The "First ten Rows" thing is crap, I think.  Huge difference between row ten and row one.  Like, literally nine rows of difference.
Nine Rows of Difference will make a great album title

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:55 AM

My whiney whine:  someone posted 2 front row center section tickets for Newark they couldn't keep on this forum (the "I must have front row" thread, non-ironically) and I jumped on them, paid the girl half the money, she sent one ticket pdf, and when I'm ready to send the rest of the money, she suddenly has been unable to cancel her stubhub listing for 3 weeks, and someone else bought both tickets.

Whiney whine#2:  another forum member here tried to convince the seller that I was somehow scamming her so she would be stuck with her tickets (after I already had half the money on its way) in an attempt to persuade seller to sell to them instead (no names, but you can go read the thread and figure out who the seller is at least if not the spoiler).

The lemons to lemonade:  my buddy who was taking the other ticket already had bought 2 4th row tix closer to the center, and so...plan b is now in effect.  And the seller was at least honest enough to refund the PayPal transaction already made.

If someone here got a pair of tix for Newark sec B, front row, seats 3&4, you got my tix you $&@#!  And I'd love to know what you paid for them—please pm me if you're here.  I'm just trying to give this person who jerked around me, my friend and my other friend from this forum who wanted to take one of the 4th row seats the benefit of the doubt that it was unintentional, but if I find out she made a big profit, I'll be more irked.  FWIW, the person's only two posts here ever were to ask if anyone was interested in the tix—her boyfriend is the rush freak, not her.

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:31 PM

In his latest post about being a very-part time endurance racer, Neil manages to squeeze in a humble brag about driving his $280,000 sports car.

Whine away!

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:36 PM

View PostBhawk2112, on 12 February 2015 - 04:31 PM, said:

In his latest post about being a very-part time endurance racer, Neil manages to squeeze in a humble brag about driving his $280,000 sports car.

Whine away!

:laughing guy:
Good thing he had a full crew with him for his epic casual drive :lol:

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:48 PM

Legal drive!

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:50 PM

View PostGeddy, on 12 February 2015 - 04:36 PM, said:

View PostBhawk2112, on 12 February 2015 - 04:31 PM, said:

In his latest post about being a very-part time endurance racer, Neil manages to squeeze in a humble brag about driving his $280,000 sports car.

Whine away!

:laughing guy:
Good thing he had a full crew with him for his epic casual drive :lol:

So. This is what the idle rich do. Well, when they're not whining about touring.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:06 AM

View Postcoventry, on 12 February 2015 - 08:50 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 12 February 2015 - 04:36 PM, said:

View PostBhawk2112, on 12 February 2015 - 04:31 PM, said:

In his latest post about being a very-part time endurance racer, Neil manages to squeeze in a humble brag about driving his $280,000 sports car.

Whine away!

:laughing guy:
Good thing he had a full crew with him for his epic casual drive :lol:

So. This is what the idle rich do. Well, when they're not whining about touring.
From a guy that writes a song like the Larger Bowl, lol!

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:18 PM

View Postgoose, on 13 February 2015 - 10:06 AM, said:

View Postcoventry, on 12 February 2015 - 08:50 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 12 February 2015 - 04:36 PM, said:

View PostBhawk2112, on 12 February 2015 - 04:31 PM, said:

In his latest post about being a very-part time endurance racer, Neil manages to squeeze in a humble brag about driving his $280,000 sports car.

Whine away!

:laughing guy:
Good thing he had a full crew with him for his epic casual drive :lol:

So. This is what the idle rich do. Well, when they're not whining about touring.
From a guy that writes a song like the Larger Bowl, lol!

So which is worse...the guy that writes a song like the Larger Bowl, or the obedient fans that buy the albums and concerts with said song?

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

I hate to break it to everyone. Even if the whiners on here don't attend this tour, I still think the boys will make some really decent coin.

The seat prices aren't that unreasonable. I think that people on here are expecting good seats for $50 or less like previous tours. Sorry, but your life long devotion doesn't buy you 20th row or less tickets anymore. Your expectations are too high...compromise or move on. Or exercise some patience, grasshoppa, and wait for the scalper prices to come down.

Like others have mentioned, if certain cities are a tough ticket to get, go to a reasonably close city that's not as challenging. Chicago is selling well, but Detroit not as much, which affects the ticket demand and pricing.

I've mentioned the story of missing out on seeing Stevie Ray Vaughn in concert 3 days before he died. Regretted it ever since. I'd hate to miss Rush one more time before they become no more, for whatever reason.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:56 PM

View Postgoose, on 13 February 2015 - 10:06 AM, said:

View Postcoventry, on 12 February 2015 - 08:50 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 12 February 2015 - 04:36 PM, said:

View PostBhawk2112, on 12 February 2015 - 04:31 PM, said:

In his latest post about being a very-part time endurance racer, Neil manages to squeeze in a humble brag about driving his $280,000 sports car.

Whine away!

:laughing guy:
Good thing he had a full crew with him for his epic casual drive :lol:

So. This is what the idle rich do. Well, when they're not whining about touring.
From a guy that writes a song like the Larger Bowl, lol!
And The Big Money.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 06:18 AM

FWIW, scalpers are not stupid.  They know which shows they can gouge the most for, and it's no secret that Rush has a fan base that is largely fiercely loyal if not autistically obsessive.  That's why they are all over this tour.  Same thing happens with Soundgarden—same sort of mindset in the audience, although that band is notorious for playing a different set every show.  They also go to greater lengths to prevent scalpers from monopolizing tix, but it doesn't generally work.  Those thugs have it down to a science.  The high face value for tix isn't any worse than TM or CA.  It's just what happens with a tour this large, and with musicians selling less physical vinyl/CDs.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 01:46 PM

View Postcoventry, on 07 February 2015 - 03:49 PM, said:

Not to be acerbic, but whine, whine, whine; "in the past it was this"; "it used to be so easy to do this"; "what happened to the days of.."; "I'm frustrated with how I'm not able to get seats that befit my love of the band..."

I'm sorry - did a bunch of my self-entitled high school seniors just take over this forum? I mean, I understand the frustration, but we're adults here. This is a capitalist, supply/demand system. Yes - there are slimy scalpers with professionally-written bot algorithms who scoop up all the good seats and then make obscene profits on them. This has been going on for how long now? Why is this news?

I agree - its a deplorable, albeit legal practice that somewhat deadens the whole experience. And yes, sometimes I too would like to be able to stand in line at the local venue or TM outlet overnight and proffer up $30 for a 2nd row seat. I'd also like to open up a brand new "Missile Command" cartridge while listening to the Police's new album, Synchronicity, but that's not going to happen again, either.

You want tickets to a major draw, arena rock band? Then this is part of the game. You want good seats consistently? Start seeing smaller acts in smaller venues. Try general admission shows. Try the symphony or a good jazz club. But please stop whining about your frustration at being outwitted in the ticket game.
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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

Tickets are a hassle, I agree.

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