Thursday, February 22, 2007

How will the scalpers get around this one?

Arcade Fire tix go on sale Saturday morning, and it will be even crazier because the venue is assigned seating. With everyone clicking at once, who will get the best seats and how much will the tix be going for on eBay at 10:05 a.m.?

Ticketfucker is trying to stem some of that by making the best seats will-call-only and making you show ID when you pick them up. Here's what they have to say:

"Premium seating for this event will be subject to specific "WILL CALL ONLY" restrictions. You will be notified during the purchase process if you happen to obtain any of these seats. These tickets are also subject to a two ticket limit and may only be picked up at the venue box office by the ORIGINAL PURCHASER on the evening of the performance. In order to pick them up you will be required to provide a government-issued photo ID and the credit card used to make the purchase. Upon picking up the tickets the original purchaser and guest will be required to directly enter the venue. Please note that THESE TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND WILL BE VOIDED IF RESOLD. PREMIUM SEATING IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH PHONE AND INTERNET. Note that the four ticket limit becomes a two ticket limit for the premium seats. "

The optimist in me says HORRAY! and that the "directly enter the venue" part is a great idea. The pessimist in me says the best seats won't even be available to the public - 91X is already pimping the show on the air. But the kid in me likes the frosting. (cereal humor)

Thanks to D.C. the Brain Supreme for the tip.

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