Writing Off Ticket Trouble

A recent op-ed piece in the New York Daily News regarding Ticketmaster fallout boiled down to one sentence: “The fine print should at least say: Limited quantities only.”

Recent onsales for Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen shows resulted in irate customers, who found tickets sell out quickly but resale tickets are online immediately.

Of course, this is nothing new, but 2009 is the year that the public has made it an issue.

The News noted it’s possible that some tickets may never be provided to the public and instead are provided to artists, promoters or others, who in turn sell them immediately on secondary ticketing platforms.

If that’s the case, maybe the public sale should include the caveat that not all tickets are being sold. It’s a valid point – although it should be noted that Ticketmaster.com explains this on its FAQ page.