I remember a story on the news about Ticketbastards. A kid idolized Billy Joel, was a music/piano major at Boston College or Boston U. Took the train into NYC to stand in line at Madison Square Garden to buy a ticket to the upcoming BJ concert. He was first in line. When the window opened at 10 a.m. the next day, the moment the window opened for business, a sign saying that all BJ tickets were sold out was put in its place.<quoted text>
I always wonder how the performers do that, though. Don't you think that the front seats would already be all sold or given away by the day of the show, even if by the artist? How do seats/tickets suddenly become available?
Ticketmaster already had all the tickets, along with big concert promoters, vendors, etc. They never were actually available to the public right away. T hey went to brokers who then can resell at a higher prices than on the ticket.
So this kid couldn't get a ticket. So BJ had a ticket set aside for him after hearing about it.
Kid got a nosebleed seat in the highest, farthest away row. The ticket was free, but it was an insult nonetheless. but it makes sense that it'd be the only seat left to give away.