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Springsteen fans cry foul after Ticketmaster snub

There are 10 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 4, 2009, titled Springsteen fans cry foul after Ticketmaster snub. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A New Jersey congressman is demanding an investigation after Bruce Springsteen fans were unable to buy tickets from Ticketmaster's Web site - which then promptly offered them more expensive tickets from a ...

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DD Austin

Memphis, TN

#1 Feb 4, 2009
Ticketmaster and other ticket brokers do this all the time. They hold back the prime seats, and if you want them, you pay a premium price. With the way the economy is going it will serve these blood suckers real good if nobody buys their tickets, and they can't even give them away. As for these so called stars - if they really care about regular folks they will slash their ticket prices and make them sane for a change. The times - they are a changin!!!!!!!!

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 4, 2009
First of all, the headline "Ticketmaster snub" makes it sound as if Ticketmaster ran into us at a party and didn't say hello. What happened was that hundreds of people signed onto the site at 8 am central time to try to get tickets and were met with a message that the site was undergoing maitenance, however we could get tickets from TicketsNow, which is owned by Ticketmaster. Also, when we were at the site to purchase tickets for the Los Angeles show on April 15, we were also offered tickets from TicketsNow for a second show that had not been announced yet, and for which tickets are not on sale until February 7. Which means that Ticketmaster has already pulled those tickets to sell for their profit, not making them available to the general public at the posted prices on their Ticketmaster site. Clearly this is a violation of their contract with some artists, who say they do not participate with TicketsNow, however none of them sue Ticketmaster/TicketsNow. As for slashing their prices, that is very unrealistic. Springsteen has not raised his prices for the past three tours. The cost of touring, however, has increased. If he were to cut prices, the scalpers would just make more of a profit.

“We are all screwed! ”

Since: Jan 09

South of St Paul

#3 Feb 4, 2009
after his crappy performance during half-time at the superbowl, I wouldn't go see this piece of work if he gave me free front row tickets and paid me to go. Good riddance you washed up, worn out, so-called artist, piece of work.

Alexandria, MN

#4 Feb 5, 2009
I don't know how Tickemaster runs their business but I will say Springsteen can't sing...He sounded awful at the super bowl. It was funny listening to all the TV people fawn all over him while ignoring the fact his voice is gone.

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Feb 5, 2009
Wait until you all try for tickets for whatever artist you like, and you are met with the same problems. How Ticketmaster runs their business is exactly what this is about, not whether or not your enjoyment of your beer and nachos was disturbed by a halftime performance.

Since: Jan 09


#6 Feb 5, 2009
I don't care who the artist is. With the high ticket prices nowadays and the ridiculously high surcharge that Ticketmaster slaps on top of every ticket, Iíll choose to stay home.

The only time I was on Eddie Vedderís side was when he was going after Ticketmaster.
tom o

Troy, MI

#7 Feb 6, 2009
Hello this has been going on for years,scalping tickets is big business with top artists. wake up Attorney General. Bruce didn't care back when he was on top, now he needs help because his fans know better to blow a couple of hundred on tickets to look at his ass all night.Bye bruce

Dugway, UT

#8 Feb 6, 2009
Ticketmaster sucks. Always has, always will. Plain and simple.

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Feb 6, 2009
tom o wrote:
Hello this has been going on for years,scalping tickets is big business with top artists. wake up Attorney General. Bruce didn't care back when he was on top, now he needs help because his fans know better to blow a couple of hundred on tickets to look at his **** all night.Bye bruce
As early as November 1980 Bruce's organization has been concerned with scalping. There was an investigation into Madison Square Garden tickets, many of which were stolen by postal employees who put their address label over the address of the actual addressee.
tom o

Troy, MI

#10 Feb 9, 2009
van morrison tickets at the beacon in nyc,great venue for van, BUT american express cardholders get first shot after that what happens to the tickets. corporate america buys them up. the fans don't have a chance. Sheepy that was 29 years ago same shit going on want a ticket pay a scalper and good luck.

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