I don’t go to concerts very often. I’ve been to a few over the years but probably not as many as most people. I have seen some of the biggest names in person though. I’m talking Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Monkees, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Cher, and Rod Stewart. I’m sure there are a few more but can’t think of them at the moment. Those were all when the performers came to St. Louis. I’ve seen some others performing in Las Vegas… like Frank Sinatra, Bobby Vinton, Neil Sedaka, The Carpenters, Mac Davis, Smokey Robinson, Wayne Newton, and Little Richard (not in Las Vegas).
Looking at that list now I guess it’s not too shabby, but that’s been over more than 40 years. Ticket prices were a little cheaper back in the day. We saw the Beatles in concert for the whopping price of $5.50 per ticket back in 1966. Granted they weren’t the best seats in thew house, but we were there.
Paul McCartney is coming to St. Louis this summer and tickets went on sale today at 10am. I got online at exactly 10am and was “randomly selected” to be able to purchase tickets. Tickets were priced anywhere from $20 to $250 per ticket. I selected two tickets at $99. A second or two later I got the message, “Tickets are not available together in the quantity you requested in this section at this time.” and was told to try again. So I immediately selected two tickets in “Best Available (all price levels)” and got the same message. So as a test I asked for one ticket in the “Best Available” category and got the same message. So, there were NO TICKETS available the moment tickets went on sale. None!
I know many of you already know this and are used to it, but this pisses me off. I looked at StubHub.com, a ticket resale vendor, and of course they have a shittload of tickets to this concert for sale already. They range in price all the way up to $10,000 per ticket. Many in the $200–$500 range. Those are the tickets that normally sell for $69 to $169 each.
I’m already pissed at the outrageous “convenience” fees that are tacked onto the price of tickets anyway so I won’t be buying tickets from scammers or brokers anytime soon.
Tickets go on sale at 10am. Bullshit!
End of rant.