While there has been a lot of controversy around recently about some of the more seedy aspects of buying tickets for concerts, or for that matter any other form of major event, through the Internet is very important to understand what is allowed and what isn’t when it comes to booking a place at a […]
While there has been a lot of controversy around recently about some of the more seedy aspects of buying tickets for concerts, or for that matter any other form of major event, through the Internet is very important to understand what is allowed and what isn’t when it comes to booking a place at a forthcoming concert where the buyer knows that the tickets are liable to be snapped up very quickly.
Lets be honest, well it could be even quicker a lot of fun camping out for two or three days to make sure to be first in line when the tickets for your favourite band went up for sale, not everyone has a luxury to devote so much time and relative inconvenience to make it happen. Thats why its become so popular to buy tickets online. What the buyer has to make sure of, however, is that they are buying the tickets through an authorised ticket office and not through some kind of online scalper.
These days the big bands and artists tend to be a lot less spontaneous than they were even ten or fifteen years ago, with tour organisers and promoters planning their circuits many months in advance and advertising accordingly. That means that anyone who wants to make sure of being there has enough time to plan and make sure they have the tickets in plenty of time. Tour promoters will usually appoint a number of ticket selling agents either in the city where the concert will be held as well as in local towns and cities if the artists appearing are a major international act and they are liable to fill a major venue.
Tour promoters are among the most Internet savvy people you will find around these days, and they will put up large blocks of tickets to be sold online directly, although everyone will be asked to pay the same price.
What an online buyer has to take into account is that while buying their tickets online might suit them down to the ground in terms of convenience they cannot allow themselves to become too complacent. Generally the tour promoters will launch the online ticket sales at exactly the same time as they open the doors for the ticket agents to sell the tickets physically.
Thanks to the ability to tightly coordinate ticket sales electronically across a wide number of venues in real time its first come first served, whether you are sitting in the comfort and security of your own home, or have been waiting in line in a queue for two days. Those who know how to take advantage of the wonders of the Internet will be logging in at the very moment that the tickets go on sale to ensure that they have the best possible seat to see and hear their heroes in action.