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Slewfoot
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#133861 2 years, 1 month ago
You're all kidding yourselves if you think it's only the scalpers creating the high prices. Yes, they are the majority, but there are hundreds of tickets on Stubhub from people going to the shows. I won't call them scalpers (or even deadheads), but there are (were) many tickets straight from people who mail ordered. I know someone who paid an exorbitant amount for one night at the Beacon, when the tix arrived, they turned out to be from GDTS, which are marked as such right on the ticket! Stubhub makes it too easy for people to list their spares and recoup significant profit. I've also talked to people who wanted to upgrade their seat locations, so they listed they're Upper or Lower Balcs for crazy prices, which they got, then upgraded. Scalpers are bad, Stubhub is simply evil because it has the ability to turn the average Joe into a scalper with only a few minutes work.
Last Edit: 2 years, 1 month ago by Slewfoot.
deadegad
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#133867 2 years, 1 month ago
Slewfoot wrote:
You're all kidding yourselves if you think it's only the scalpers creating the high prices. Yes, they are the majority, but there are hundreds of tickets on Stubhub from people going to the shows. I won't call them scalpers (or even deadheads), but there are (were) many tickets straight from people who mail ordered. I know someone who paid an exorbitant amount for one night at the Beacon, when the tix arrived, they turned out to be from GDTS, which are marked as such right on the ticket! Stubhub makes it too easy for people to list their spares and recoup significant profit. I've also talked to people who wanted to upgrade their seat locations, so they listed they're Upper or Lower Balcs for crazy prices, which they got, then upgraded. Scalpers are bad, Stubhub is simply evil because it has the ability to turn the average Joe into a scalper with only a few minutes work.


I find that absolutely depressing.

You have a point though. The 4 RCMH/ 4 Tower is a possibility. That there are only a few Boston and Ct shows prior rather than an actual tour which drives up prices too.

If they want an NYC Spring Residency than it would be great if they could get RCMH if it does not adversely affect their bottom line.

Let's pray that they wisely withheld tickets for 'day of' 'ticket drops' because that would get real fans in and undercut the sleazy scalper mark up. That scenario could pull the rug out from the remaining scalpers including DeadHead-Stubhub scalpers.

RCMH is better in many ways than the Beacon too.
Last Edit: 2 years, 1 month ago by deadegad.
theothrone
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#133923 2 years, 1 month ago
@slewfoot i deff agree, i was forced to buy a few of my beacons of stubhub just because it was the only time i had the spare money and wanted the safety net of knowing i had good seats, was pretty bummed when one of my highest prices stubhubs was a gdts. I wouldn't mind throwing someone with a ticket i need a few extra bucks as a thanks, but a few extra hundred in some people's cases for beacon is just way too much.
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kevin
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#133947 2 years, 1 month ago
kevin wrote:
edheadwharfrat wrote:
Do you really think Furthur bases its touring decisions on what fans urge them to do on this forum? Just sayin'


yes I do, absolutely,


that was dry humor, cmon, were deadheads, we would go ANYWHERE they decide to play, right?
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edheadwharfrat
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#133949 2 years, 1 month ago
I've even been known to go to shows in New Jersey.
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kevin
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#133973 2 years, 1 month ago
edheadwharfrat wrote:
I've even been known to go to shows in New Jersey.


yeah, a guy named adam katz used to go to shows in New jersey, look what happened to him
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Little Bear
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#134025 2 years, 1 month ago
Thats a little heavy, my friend
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scar1et_f1re
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#134090 2 years, 1 month ago
RCMH = same owners as MSG. They allow anyone who pays to play there. There are some rap shows at MSG that almost always are so vioent the security guard I know will not enforce anything for fear of personal bodily harm. So they are clearly whores for the all mighty dollar.

I personally found Best Buy to be an even more enjoyable venue for dancing and grooving. It's also small and security SUCKED big time last spring. But for dancing, wow, a real nice open gymnasium floor. Putting aside security, it's my favorite NYC venue to see them. Warm and cozy.

But it felt even smaller than the Beacon.
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Boxofrain
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211644 1 year, 5 months ago
I recently spoke with managers at both the Beacon and at Best Buy. Both confirmed that there WILL be a NYC run Spring 2013 for Furthur. The Beacon manager said they really wanted them back but, as of 3 weeks ago, which is when I spoke with him, that was still tbd. At that point, the band was also looking at MSG & RCMH. However, last week, a mgr at Best Buy said his info was that they were headed to the Beacon.

Obviously, there might be more going on behind the scenes that these managers are unaware of, but sounds like they may indeed be headed back to the Beacon!
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dogman
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211651 1 year, 5 months ago
duke ?

banned ??

why ???
patchmyfurthur
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211662 1 year, 5 months ago
So I guess it's another east coast spring tour, central U.S. summer tour, and west coast fall tour for 2013.
Boxofrain
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211761 1 year, 5 months ago
Sounds good to me!!
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