Seeking Advice! - Who tickets for NJ - Pato
lewinski at icanon.com
Fri Jul 18 12:09:03 CDT 2008
I saw The Who in 2006 at MSG. I paid $250 for a scalped ticket outside
for row 3 directly in front of Pete. The ticket turned out to be a
fake. I was fortunate
that it was not confiscated, but I was denied access to the arena. I
quickly paid another
$50 to someone for another ticket high up in the rafters. I gained
entrance with the
2nd ticket because it would be accepted by the bar-code scanner at the gate.
Then I used the fake, row 3 ticket to gain access to the floor once the
lights went down
and The Who hit the stage (I waited by the concession stands during the
band's performance and scoped the floor seats to see if I was going to
out if I sat in their seat.)
When I arrived at row 3, there were 12 seats available. Slowly they
filled up, but a few
to my right never did, so people just moved down 1 seat and all was good.
I don't recommend this as a habit, because I was nervous the entire show
tossed, and I didn't want to be a @ick to the people around me that paid
for a seat
that I was sitting in. I was ready to vacate as soon as the rightful
owner made a claim.
I would be very cautious about buying scalped tickets unless you can compare
the printing, paper stock, and every detail to a real ticket.
Hopefully you'll get good seats during the pre-sale. The first few
rows will be hard
to get unless you get lucky or pay big bucks. You can always move up
show for a few songs and if you have friends / assets in place you may
to *visit* their seats for a few songs, or stay the entire show if
things work out.
Go to pre-show gatherings, make friends with other fans that might want to
share their up-close experience with you. Buy them a few beers and all
shall be well.
Joe in Philly
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