Like any parent of a 7-18 year old girl in the lower mainland, I was found to be whipping out my credit card on Wednesday and then again today in an effort to get tickets to Justin Bieber. On Wednesday I tried at 10:00 for 4 seats and was going to opt to pay an extra $99 to join the fan club so I could get the pre-sale…. Nothing was available for the ½ hour I tried. Not even in a reduced request of 2 tickets.
I tried again for ½ hour at 12:00 noon when the American Express pre-sale was to begin – again nothing available. Remarkably however, craiglist began popping up ads from companies selling tickets at a ‘special’ price. My heart was beginning to sink being the mother of a 7 year old who was ecstatic that Bieber was coming to town. Well I thought at the time, if anything, I can join the rest of the masses and hope for the best at 10:00am this morning.
Not a chance! I was on ticketmaster exactly at 9:59 waiting for the turn of the clock. At 10:00am I immediately put in my request for 4 tickets – any price – best available &- NOTHING….I tried two seats….NOTHING. How is that possible?
I am really not sure how all these outside venders have received their tickets, not to mention the amount of individuals that will be lounging around outside at concert night.
I feel really bad for all those moms and dads out there who would love to take their children to see their idol – unfortunately this is going to be at a HUGE cost if possible at all for some people.
Something is not right. How is there NO AVAILABILITY from 10:00am ticket release time?