both nights last weekend as we stood in line there were several guys, clearly not there for the show, walking around, waving handfuls of cash, offering to buy extra tickets....
It is hard for me to imagine that they simply expected to buy low and then sell high later, so does anyone know what their angle was?
Have you never seen a scalper before? I thought everyone had, aren't they at pretty much every concert, sporting event, etc.? Sadly, it's not just them acting independently though, the guy standing next to us in line said he saw one of the band's front of house guys feeding one of the scalpers tickets (I didn't see it but I did see the scalpers congregating on and off near the Will Call window, which is a little weird, unless they're waiting for someone inside to come outside) so it's possibly a partial inside arrangement, and partially scamming tickets from heads on line who don't want to get stuck with the hassle of selling their extras. I'm torn as to whether they are horrible people or not. I mean, if you really really wanna go to a show, get your shit together and buy a ticket when they come out. If you're gonna roll up to a show and expect a freebie, that's just some weird entitlement trip, IMO. And if you have the means to buy a ticket the day/night of, well, expect to pay extra for your unpreparedness and if you're lucky enough to pay face (I usually never charge above face the few times I've had extras), you got a good deal. The few times I've had to sell extra tickets, I don't sell the scalpers because I dont wanna feed that scene, but if others need to make their money back or make a wee bit extra to cover show costs, I don't begrudge them that either.