Springsteen ticket glitch has pol cal...

Springsteen ticket glitch has pol calling for federal probe

There are 39 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Springsteen ticket glitch has pol calling for federal probe. In it, Newsday reports that:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Pt Jeff

Valley Stream, NY

#1 Feb 3, 2009
I had the same problem.....That guy from TicketMaster is a liar...just another corporate guy covering his a**

Hempstead, NY

#2 Feb 3, 2009
This whole situation is ridiculous. I was closed out of tickets TWICE on Ticketmaster due to this error and ended up spending twice as much on Stubhub for my seats.

People wonder why the music industry is in such terrible shape. Concert tickets are INSANELY overpriced from the start, and when places like Ticketmaster do things to sell tickets for EVEN MORE money, what kind of message does that send?

And the Ticketmaster guy is full of it. This happened to people I know both online and on the phone. When we have to pay Ticketmaster all these insane fees, there is no reason for things like this to happen.
bruce fan

Poughkeepsie, NY

#3 Feb 3, 2009
i found it curious that you could buy tickets on stubhub for a premium price a day before the tickets went on sale to the public on ticketmaster....
David Krueger

Mankato, MN

#5 Feb 3, 2009
Submitted my Springsteen ticket request on the ticketmaster web site at 10:00:15 last Saturday for the show at United Center in Chicago. Was given the screen saying no tickets matched my request but were instead available at ticketsnow. At 10:00:30 they had over 1000 tickets listed for sale on their website. Tell me how it would even be possible to buy a single ticket and relist it for sale in less than 30 seconds, let alone over 1000.
up the ante

Bronx, NY

#6 Feb 3, 2009
bruce fan wrote:
i found it curious that you could buy tickets on stubhub for a premium price a day before the tickets went on sale to the public on ticketmaster....
I have a better question. Why couldnt I walk up to the box office of the venue in question(The colesuem) and not buy tickets the day of the sale??? I was told at the window that they were only on sale monday at ticketmaster, which conventiently had an outlet five muinutes down the road. By the time I got there the shopw was sold out. They said that box office sales would start tuesday. How can that happen if they sold out on monday?


#8 Feb 3, 2009
They should interview people in the Washington, DC area too -- they were talking about on a Post blog earlier today...

Since: Apr 08


#9 Feb 3, 2009
Backstreets Girl 4ever

Ithaca, NY

#10 Feb 3, 2009
I was shut out of Ticketmaster for tickets to Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. I was also given the option of buying tickets from a link on the Ticketmaster web site. The same GA tickets that would have been $89 were going for $189 up. It was 10:03 a.m. and the tickets had only been on sale for 3 minutes. I had the 2 tickets and then all of a sudden the next page would not load. By the time it did those tickets were gone and I could never get a GA ticket to come up again. Finally they were sold out. How did the other site, possible called Buy Tickets Now, have tickets to offer so fast? I thought I was the only one until I read this article plus some others. I definitely needs looked into.
Backstreets Girl 4ever

Ithaca, NY

#11 Feb 3, 2009
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but why would you take the time to post something derogatory to Bruce on a website of his fans? Too much time on your hands? Get another hobby besides bashing Bruce and the band.

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#12 Feb 3, 2009
Victor wrote:
<quoted text>
And he's constipated too! Ever look at a picture of him singing? He looks likes trying to grunt out a huge one!
Singing? He's yelling, not singing.

Bronx, NY

#13 Feb 3, 2009
Why don't you guys stop going to these concerts for a while? Trust me, that'll get their attention NOW. Then maybe someone will come along with a better way of doing tickets.
same thing

Yaphank, NY

#14 Feb 3, 2009
i went on, and same deal, no tickets available after i got an error message that the system was down for repairs, yet you could buy tickets from ticketsnow without a problem

Lynbrook, NY

#15 Feb 3, 2009
The email I got from Ticketmaster listed that the Nassau Coliseum tickets were going on sale at 10:00 am. I logged into Ticketmaster at 9:45 and surprise, surprise the tickets had actually been on sale since 9:00 am. All I got was an error message saying the website was down for maintenance. Investigate these crooks.
stereotype me

Alsip, IL

#16 Feb 3, 2009
sounds like most of you are 'dancing in the dark' when it comes to getting tix, eh? better luck next time bozos

Chicago, IL

#17 Feb 3, 2009
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.....wait a minute.....you mean people were purposely trying to get Springsteen tickets?

Man that is a story.

The halftime show stunk.

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Feb 3, 2009
Ticketmaster definitely had problems, I spoke with customer service after receiving an email.

Ticketmaster has exclusive agreements with the venues (paying licensing fees), nothing will change.

What rocket scientists would put the whole tour on sale the same day.

Tickemaster has been doing this for years, they are some of the dumbest people on the face of the earth.
Bruce Aint My Boss

Florham Park, NJ

#19 Feb 3, 2009
I never did get the whole "Bruce" thing. Sure, he had a couple of good songs about thirty years ago. I think the fact that he has a hardcore following that will go to his concerts dozens of times makes him look like a more popular performer than he actually is. I went to one of his concerts about ten years ago, and practically fell asleep from his boring stories between and during his songs. And why does he speak as though he just rode a horse in from Texas??? He's from JERSEY for Pete's sake!!! fuggetaboutit!

West Milford, NJ

#20 Feb 3, 2009
this same thing happened with phish tickets.. its bullshit... every high demand item gets bumped to the ticket now nonsence.. total scam.. down with ticket master!!

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Feb 3, 2009
I got shut out at the Collesium too. Two error messages then the TicketNow sales pitch. Lets go back to the good old days, if you want tickets, stand in line ouside the venue and put them in sale there, only. This way the real fans, who wait will be able to buy them. True their will be some scalpers, but it has to be better than the scam Ticketmaster pulls.
Jim Mc

United States

#22 Feb 4, 2009
This definitely happened to me, I got one error when I was trying to buy a set of tickets for each date that I cannot have two tabs open for Ticketmaster at the same time. Last time I checked its not illegal to purchase tickets for two different nights. After it kicked me out of my que spot that time, ever time subsequently I received an error message saying that Ticketmaster is performing website maintenance. Sorry, what is that message all about? You can't perform maintenance during a major concert sale. I feel like I've been cheated, and not just because I didn't get tickets. I was on at 9 am on the dot and I was still shut out.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concer... (Apr '16) Dec '16 sgibbs 5
News Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show over anti-... (Apr '16) May '16 L Craig s Hush Pu... 14
News As Izod Center prepares for last rock show, pro... (Mar '15) Mar '15 reeder 1
Bruce Springsteen TOTALLY SUCKS !! (Mar '08) Dec '14 john 198
News Jake Clemons releases new EP, 'Embracing Light' (Jan '14) Jan '14 Olaf of the Old D... 1
News Bruce Springsteen mixes up the set list for Tue... (Mar '13) Jul '13 Rodd 10
News Review: Bruce Springsteen woos Vancouver crowd (Nov '12) Nov '12 BSS 1