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Hannah Montana concert tickets - it's not right!!!

by Angeline Booher / October 16, 2007 12:25 AM PDT
Cyrus, daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, is so popular that many parents have been unable to get tickets for their children, but thousands of tickets have wound up in the hands of ticket brokers who are scalping them online. Some tickets are going for more than 15 times face value, and at least one legal inquiry is under way, while Ticketmaster has received the brunt of criticism over the way tickets were distributed.

In April, Ticketmaster sued RMG Technologies in federal court, accusing the Steubenville, Ohio, firm of using automated devices that allowed users to get around Ticketmaster's security and purchase limits. RMG did not return calls or e-mails.


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/pop/333927_hannahmontanatix02.html

No link, but the only tickets available when parents immediately tried to buy them when they went on sale, could only find a few scattered individual seats available.

I notice that some State Attorneys General are looking to take action.

Angeline
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Wonder if that's what happened in Kansas City
by Diana Forum moderator / October 16, 2007 1:21 AM PDT

Garth Brooks concert sold out in 4 minutes. So he scheduled another concert and another and another so the fans could see him. Is this a way to go around the scalpers? He may be playing to an empty stadium for the first concert.

Diana

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From what I read .....
by Angeline Booher / October 16, 2007 2:30 AM PDT

...... in the comments at the bottom of this site:

I WAS ON THE PHONE BUYING TICKETS, WHEN THEY SAID FOR WHAT CONCERT ? I WAS SO HAPPY !!! I SURE HOPE HE IS BACK FOR A WHILE !!!!

http://www.okmagazine.com/news/view/1871

..... it could have happened with the first sell-out. He is known
in these parts" as very thoughtful toward his fans, so may have scheduled more concerts to be sure his fans vould buy tickets at their face value.

Kansas City, being about the geographical center of the country, is within striking distance for fans to come from all 4 corners.

Angeline
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"Is this a way to go around the scalpers?"
by MarkatNite / October 16, 2007 4:41 PM PDT

That's one way.

Another thing some acts have started doing is allowing members of their fan club to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

Yet another method is to limit the number of tickets that any one entity can buy.

But the real problem in this case is that the promoter underestimated demand. i.e. she's playing too few shows at too small venues.

Well, that and some parents are enabling by paying scalpers prices. I mean, I've been to a ton of concerts in my life, and even when I was a kid, I always paid for my own ticket (with my allowance, or money I earned for my paper route, etc.) or I just didn't go.

Mark

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(NT) This better never happen to Alison Krauss tickets
by Dango517 / October 16, 2007 7:09 PM PDT
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