Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Eric the Ticket Broker

They recently opened a huge new arena in town and the first few shows are big. There was a giant uproar because when tickets went on sale for Elton John, they sold out fast, but when tickets went on sale for Hannah Montana, they sold out in under a minute. A minute! Apparently, with all the presale tickets, by the time they went on sale to the public, there weren’t even that many available. They’re now going on ebay for $1000. And I just recently realized that Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana were the same person, but I won’t even go into that.

So, my husband gets the idea that he can make money selling tickets on ebay. I immediately get the feeling that this won’t end well. Every concert that has gone on sale at the Sprint Center has sold out so far. So last Saturday when Billy Joel tickets went on sale, he was online at 10 a.m. sharp and got fairly good seats. For $200. Sweet Lord. Can you believe how much they charge for concerts these days?

Eric said, “Don’t worry. They’ll sell out by the end of the day. I’m sure of it!” Uh huh. That was Saturday. If you check Ticketmaster, there are still Billy Joel tickets available. I have a feeling my husband and I will be enjoying a Billy Joel concert in December. Which is fine. I mean after all, I did drag him to see Clay Aiken three times. (No comment from the peanut gallery on that one.) And I know he likes Billy Joel so I’m cool with that.

What worries me is when he said, “If I can’t sell these, Garth Brooks tickets go on sale next week, and I KNOW I’ll be able to sell those!” Dude! If I get stuck going to see a Garth Brooks concert, I will NOT be happy!

6 comments:

Crazy Working Mom said...

Hannah Montana did the same thing here. They sold out in less than a minute. What a crazy sham. I was going to take Shelby. But, I am not paying $1000! Ah well...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh my. I hope you don't have to go to a Garth Brooks concert. I wouldn't want to go either. You have such an interesting life. Or is that a weird life. Well, it often makes me laugh in any event. Have a great day Neila. :)

Sadie said...

Dude? I will TOTALLY go to the Garth Brooks concert. But I'm not payin' $200 or even close to it. Or paying to fly to Kansas. So... I guess I'm not much help.

Desert Songbird said...

I'm sooooo with you on not going to a Garth Brooks concert! Country? No way.

Sunrunner said...

How do they handle scalpers? I'd go to a Garth Brooks concert, though. He puts on a good concert!

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