Sunday, July 23, 2006

'Ticks and Leeches'

I hate scalpers; they have music fans targeted for an ass fucking. They buy up all the tickets available for concerts - sometimes in quantities of up to 20 at a time - in a deliberate attempt to ensure the venue sells out, and then they sell those tickets on eBay for exorbitant prices. I've never purchased anything from eBay before, and that's for a good reason. I'm stubborn. I don't like being outbid.

I just paid $140.00 to see The Strokes.

Ps - I'm off to see TV on the radio tonight. It should be a good show, if their new album is anything by which to judge.

2 comments:

E. said...

But fans are fighting back!

Some fan groups keep up'ing the ebay bids with no intention of buying until eventually no one would pay those prices.

I think Tom Petty fans have managed to block out the scalpers. I can't remember any other instances, but there are others.

Don Quixote said...

That sounds awesome - but I still paid $70.00 more than the retail price for The Strokes. I guess you could almost accuse me of being part of the problem; I doubt I'll do it again, though.