Ticketmaster is sooo stress free. Thank you!
I know! That's why I always laugh when people bash on them. They at least know how to sell tickets withhout the unnecessary drama.
I was gonna add I wonder why people bash them...but I didn't want to start drama.
Primarily because of exorbitant add-on fees/costs/usury charges....
You really want to sit in line all night long and wait your turn to buy tickets like the old days? I'll pay a fee to be able to sit right at my computer. Besides have you ever seen TM crash while buying tickets? I'll pay a fee if it avoids drama for me. Hell some of these pip squeak ticket brokers have their site crash AND you still have to pay a fee. Just sayin..
Actually, I HAVE had the TM site crash on me...it usually occurs right after I have snagged tix in the first 5 rows of some event (this has happened on at least 3 occasions!) and then I get the "Hourglass of Death" that never goes away. When I finally give up...after 5 or so minutes of staring at HoD, I have to resubmit and get stuck with seats in row 43. Incredibly frustrating, especially after you think you have scored primo tickets! To be fair, I go to a LOT of shows, and this represents a rather small percentage of occurrences...but they are damn maddening!
Sorry about harshing people's mellow on scoring tix to the NYE shows...we now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcast.....