||[14 Sep 2003|09:33am]
to [mis]quote le bart simpson, "this both sucks AND blows":
stolen from rolling stone:
Ticketmaster Auctions Top Concert Seats
The concert of the future may offer every seat in the house via online auction-- a front-row-center ticket could cost $5,000, while nosebleed rows might be as cheap as four dollars.
Ticketmaster will offer clients--including most U.S. concert venues--the bidding option to deter fans from buying tickets on eBay. A test-run was conducted for a Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko fight in Los Angeles. The Staples Center auctioned 300 ringside seats as part of a package that included autographed boxing gloves and hospitality perks. The top pair sold for $7,000. "By getting more money for these packages, we could keep other tickets more affordable," says Michael Roth, the arena's communications director.
i think they misquoted mr. roth. By getting more money for these packages, we could keep other tickets more affordable. i think what he really said was "By getting more money for these packages, we get MORE MONEY. THE END."
doesn't that sound more correct?
i still don't understand how the courts haven't agreed that ticketmaster is a monopoly, but whatevahhhhhh
time to write my favourite thing in the universe: my college app essay! HOORAH!!!