a petition is a good idea although i'm not sure that doing it here on our own message board will be very helpful...there is probably some sort of online program for designing one, or just looking at some online to design your own...it would probably be more effective to actually have folks promoting this at the shows, even in front of obvious scalpers...as fred mentioned it's not an easy task i mean we'd be attacking this from the grass roots level but if there is anything history has taught us, that works, whether it's "as is" or through an evolutionary process...perhaps with enough signatures the petition could be formally given to the band and it's associates...but we also have to make clear exactly what kind of solutions are possible
I agree, I don't think you can get anything changed by this thread alone. Maybe writing editorials for Rolling Stones Magazine or another national magazine can expand the cause? There you have fans from all types of music, and from what I hear the problem is much worse for fans of the "hot" artists like Lady Ga Ga. I'm sure there are other places to get the word out, etc.
Not sure what you would do with the petition. I would think the music industry is already for this scalpers are opposed. Even if you had a petition signed by everyone on the planet, I don't think scalpers will go away quietly in the night.
Maybe a petition to our legislators (Senators, etc) making scalping illegal might help too. I believe scalping is legal in many states but I may be wrong. With cyberspace scalpers can "hide" out in Nevada or somewhere that permits scalping. I know they openly scalp for everything right outside MSG for every event. If the police would hassle them, that might help, but I suppose with Craigslist and stubhub people will still scalp.
Here's a link to Rolling Stone Magazine online. www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/photos...ul-dead-1967-0900152