What was weird was GDTS put out an update on the 24th that said something to the effect regarding MSG of "good news, our allotment for MSG has been increased, and your chances are 90% if you mailed the 1st day"
Then a day later...it went back to 50%
Not sure what happened there, but it was weird. Personally I think they do a great job on a shoestring budget.
Here's hoping badly that I make the grade.
Judging by the 2k tickets crazily available on Stubhub and the like, patience will be a virtue.
I always mail order the first day and this is the first time I struck out. and that raises questions?????
One has only to look at eBay, StubHub, and countless other sites and one finds COUNTLESS, COUNTLESS, MFing COUNTLESS TICKETS AVAILABLE!!!!!
I'm not blaming GDTS, Phil & Bob, of course not. But you wonder if there were a 50% shutout for those Mail Ordering for MSG then how many people does that make? Thousands??? Hundreds??? And yet their are COUNTLESS tickets up for RE-sale.
And, and, and, in some cases the RE-sellers of tickets don't even have the tickets in hand, but will ship them close to 'show date.'
Why on earth did not real fans mail ordering on DAY ONE not get these RE-sale tickets?
What are the business dynamics of this situation?
Did Furthur get robbed blind in a bad deal by Ticketbastard?
I did read here somewhere that after tickets went on sale during one of the sales that the page remained closed, meaning you could not even search for tickets, for a full five minutes into the start of the sale.
A Mob scam??????
Or did GDTSTOO simply, and badly, 'misunderestimate' the mail order demand????
I would rather Bob and Phil charge more for their tickets and do what ever the hell they want with the money rather then give it to these MF's Re-selling them. I don't even mind paying more for a fan with extras. If a show is sold out and you have an extra, I will gladly buy a few over priced venue beers in addition to the face value and fees.
Forgive me, I just had to vent out loud.
God bless all here and Furthur.