Just had something backwards happen with purchasing tickets for a show. I always assume that good seats go first, and that's how it works.
I wanted to see Damien Rice at the Beacon in NYC on 5/3, saw that a presale existed on Thursday, and jumped on the first tickets that popped up when ticketmaster.com opened buying. Got Row J, center section of orchestra, aisle seats. Figured, not bad, and was happy that I even got tickets this time around.
For the heck of it, an hour later I did another search. Row D, aisle seats, center section orchestra. The first four rows are labeled AA, BB, CC, DD, and then go to single letters. So 8th row center. Was very happy....and bought them too.
Tickets officially went on sale this morning at 9am. Around 1:30pm today, out of curiosity, I checked ticketmaster.com out of curiosity to see if it sold out.. Again, for the heck of it, I did a ticket search. What came up?
Row BB, Orchestra, Center Section, dead center.
Short Story - I now have six tickets to the show, and tickets that are two rows from the stagem dead center. Needless to say, I'm extremely happy, and also need to sell my car to pay ticketmaster surchages. Better sound at row J, or up close and personal two rows from the stage....
I missed out on tickets to two other shows in NYC that I would love to see.
1. Tonight - Hem @ Makor which sold out. Go listen to this band, then buy the CD, then go see them live. Band site is http://www.rabbitsongs.com
2. 3/30 - Van Morrison @ Irving Plaza. I have no idea how I didn't notice that tickets went on sale. I have no idea why he's playing at such a small venue. Either way I want tickets bad!
Anyone going to any shows soon?
Anyone going to Jazz Fest this year, or any summer festivals?
Anyone understand how ticket allocation works?!