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Postby Grant on 22 Feb 2007 17:10

I precaffeinated to get ready for the fan club presale. At exactly 10:00 (I had the official time up in another window) the presale seats came available. I missed one click on the confirmation page-- got my code, went to my open ticketmaster page, plopped it in after restarting that one- signed up for 4 tickets, and then saw something like 'AA' and I thought WHOOHOO FLOOR SEATS!!! Actually they were section 104 (first level towards the back).
It all took me about one minute, I spent a third of a month's income, and I got what I would call cruddy seats. Oh well. If they open another Denver date I'll be even poorer.

Cheers- Grant
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Postby Grant on 24 Feb 2007 19:33

A friend of mine showed up this morning at the pepsi center and
got floor seats, closer than mine. So much for any fan club benefits.
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Postby racerxjj67 on 27 Feb 2007 20:10

That's surprising.

Did you go through THE POLICETOUR member club?
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Postby Grant on 27 Feb 2007 20:16

I did-- the ONLY REASON I signed up was for better seats/early access. I'm not too keen on memorabilia.
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Postby racerxjj67 on 27 Feb 2007 20:21

I was intending to sign up through them as well until I started reading some bad feedback when the ticket sales first began. Then I was informed about the bestbuy rewards program and luckily I was a member already.

I'm glad I saved my $100.

I will try my luck tomorrow for Detroit presale with BBR and see what I get or not get.
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Postby racerxjj67 on 28 Feb 2007 17:05

Got my tickets this morning through bestbuy rewards presale and am pretty darn happy with the result. I'm incline to say they are and will be above and beyond better than what people will get through thepolicetour membership. Just my opinion, of course.
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Postby Grant on 28 Feb 2007 17:24

Congrats!

There's another Denver show. My friend apparently won the lottery and was first in line for his floor seats, which are still better than my presale seats.
I have to teach during the sale-- AIYAH!!!
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Postby Divemistress of the Dark on 28 Feb 2007 17:40

(Can I just say I love these avatars Sockii put out...? Yours is cracking me up!)

Do you have another friend who might be willing to log into your account and buy tix?
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Postby Grant on 28 Feb 2007 17:49

Hi DiveMistress- I think you mean for the presale-- if so, I was under the impression that I've used my code and can't receive another one.

I'll be out of class at 10 so I can click away when they go on sale.
BUT even though I am about a quarter mile from the Pepsi center
I can't go get in line and get my lottery number. CHEERS!
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Postby Divemistress of the Dark on 28 Feb 2007 18:16

Whaaat? They have a lottery before they'll even let you stand in line?

I confess I'm about to chuck the whole thing and buy a ticket to the Dallas show on Ebay! Beats trying to figure out all these Byzantine rules and regulations...
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Postby Grant on 28 Feb 2007 18:20

They hand out the (1000) lotto tickets sometime in the morning (8ish). Then
they pick the lotto number and line you up. Then at 10 they open the
box office. I can make my girlfriend go stand in line but I might
be able to get in via computer anyhow.

I once stayed up all night outside of a stadium to get R.E.M. tickets.
My friend came with me. By morning we were so tired that we both
went up to buy the tickets- and only got two for the three of us.
idiots!!!!!
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Postby Divemistress of the Dark on 28 Feb 2007 19:44

I'm a bit young for the days of camping out for tickets, but I do remember a lot of road trips to see bands when I lived in Wichita, Kansas (The Police played there once, my parents wouldn't let me go, I've told the story so many times it's got whiskers...anyway)

You're going to die laughing but I helped some friends camp out to get tix for Star Wars Episode 1, at the Uptown Theater in Wash D.C. It was a blast, actually, although if I'd known about Jar-Jar I probably would have restrained myself. ;)

Honestly? There just aren't that many bands I'd camp out to see nowadays anyway. Well, I take it back - there are plenty of bands I'd camp out to see (Jorge Ben, Nick Lowe, Neko Case, Mike Doughty, Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, Oysterhead, Paul Kelly) but as my tastes run to artists not played on commercial radio, it's usually not required.

And it's too bad, because if there were any justice in this world Britney Spears would be a chambermaid and Neko Case would own her own Learjet. But I'm not queen of the universe, unfortunately.

I do see what you're saying, though...there's a tradition being lost here in the days of instant global telecommunications. I have the feeling that's what's leading to the rise of scalping, as well. Don't tell me these pimps and hustlers trying to part schoolkids from their lunch money would sit out all night in the rain for a glimpse of some beloved recording artist.
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Postby racerxjj67 on 28 Feb 2007 19:48

[quote="Divemistress of the Dark"]Whaaat? They have a lottery before they'll even let you stand in line?

I confess I'm about to chuck the whole thing and buy a ticket to the Dallas show on Ebay! Beats trying to figure out all these Byzantine rules and regulations...[/quote]

You might be better off.
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