Have you ever had to experience the stress of buying tickets for a gig or concert?
Then you will know the stress and effort put into getting hold of some. by far one of the most stressful events in my life.
As you probably know by now, I love a good live music set. Gigs and festivals take over my life, and most definitely my savings account. There is no better feeling in the world than thousands of people celebrating the band you have all come to see.
But unfortunately seeing live music entails the stress and problems of buying the tickets in the first place. Well I have a few things to say…
First up, the websites ALWAYS freeze. I have used Ticketmaster, See Tickets, Ticket Factory, all of them, and you can guarantee that as soon as the time hits for the tickets to go on sale, it will freeze, or as soon as you get to the end page it crashes. CBA I have a lot of patience but NOT with buying tickets.
Then there’s the price. The problem with selling tickets is that you never actually know how much they are until you get to the selling page. You can imagine the surprise when I expect Arctic Monkeys to be £45.00 a ticket and end up being £70.00, but for me it was a case of I have already committed to using the shitty website and keeping it working so might aswell continue the journey and end up bankrupt too.
Finally, the exploitation. This is a problem with not so much the ticket seller but the people who buy tickets to sell them on for a higher price. Quite alot of the bands i see only cost about £30/ £40, but will still sell out. But i dont know how many occassions there have been where people have bought on tickets just to sell for £100 which is ridiculous. That is exploiting music fans across the world to pay more than neccessary. It makes me so angry, but if you limit how many a person can buy it limits how many the real fans can actually buy so it is a struggle.
But anyway, thats todays little rant over, this was the journey i had to take to purchase Twenty One Pilot tickets, any of it relatable?
Lots of love,