day of show tickets

2001ALLSTAREDDIE2001ALLSTAREDDIE Posts: 170
edited March 2013 in The Porch
there are currently over 2000 tickets on stubhub/ticketsnow for the chicago show. i was shut-out from both fanclub and tickets.com sales. i'm thinking about just showing up without a ticket and buying one the day of the show from a local friendly scalper. do you think there will be plenty of tickets to buy from scalpers the day of the show, or do you think prices will just go higher because there won't be any left on the streets? my gut tells me scalpers will end up dumping tickets for cheap 20 minutes after the show starts, if not sooner. then again, it would suck to fly in from California and not get in..... what do you think? maybe i should trade my PJ20 backpack for a fanclub ticket.....
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  • 8181 I Miss You LizardPosts: 58,276
    edited February 2013
    you said a naughty word
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 6,954
    I think later in the spring and early summer you will find plenty of tickets on the board for face or less. Happens for every PJ show. Just have to be patient.
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  • 81" said:
    you said a naughty word
    i like dirty words.... like frank!
  • pjsteelerfan" said:
    I think later in the spring and early summer you will find plenty of tickets on the board for face or less. Happens for every PJ show. Just have to be patient.
    good advice... thanks
  • Small time scalpers & regular people with extras will start to lower their price as the show gets closer and eventually starts. However, this is a SMALL portion of the secondary market. The big time companies (which are too numerous to even list here) have NO problem simply "throwing away" their extras. They make so much on the tickets that they do sell, they can easily afford to simply destroy the tickets they can't. It happens all the time. The thing that will REALLY drive prices down is inclement weather. If it's pouring rain, it will certainly drive off the casual fan who was just going to 'see what this whole Pearl Jam thing is all about'. A beautiful sunny Friday Chicago day in July will bring out the masses just to hang out in the Wrigley area, and that alone could drive up the cost on the streets. I've said it before...triple face value will probably be the going rate for this show.
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  • jen.ryanjen.ryan Posts: 280
    Wait it out like a game of chicken
    They will come down
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  • KimmiebyromKimmiebyrom Posts: 1,800
    I'm coming from Texas with no ticket in hand. Buying when I arrive. There's no doubt there'll be tickets available.
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  • WildsWilds Posts: 4,265
    Don't the box offices ALWAYS release some tickets the day of the show?

    They hold tickets for special guests/vip's etc. and when they are not claimed they then sell them at the box office.

    My buddies and I got front row at a NIN show 20 minutes before show time.

    If you wait in line day of the show, much like waiting to get into the GA section first, I would think you are all but guaranteed tickets.

    AND if it's a buyers market, then people with extras will be approaching the line to sell theirs off.

    I would have little worry about finding tickets day of the show, one way or the other.

    Wrigley is too big for there not to be plenty of ticket options available.
  • You won't have to buy from a scalper. There will likely be some tickets available at the box office if you get there early (sometimes these end up being phenomenal seats - they always reserve some seats for VIPs an if they don't get used they get released).

    Otherwise there will be plenty of people selling extras for face or below. Don't feed the scalpers, either on SH or on the street. There is absolutely no need, especially with a show this size.
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  • Wilds" said:
    Don't the box offices ALWAYS release some tickets the day of the show?

    They hold tickets for special guests/vip's etc. and when they are not claimed they then sell them at the box office.

    My buddies and I got front row at a NIN show 20 minutes before show time.

    If you wait in line day of the show, much like waiting to get into the GA section first, I would think you are all but guaranteed tickets.

    AND if it's a buyers market, then people with extras will be approaching the line to sell theirs off.

    I would have little worry about finding tickets day of the show, one way or the other.

    Wrigley is too big for there not to be plenty of ticket options available.
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  • KimmiebyromKimmiebyrom Posts: 1,800
    PJStatTracker" said:
    You won't have to buy from a scalper. There will likely be some tickets available at the box office if you get there early (sometimes these end up being phenomenal seats - they always reserve some seats for VIPs an if they don't get used they get released).

    Otherwise there will be plenty of people selling extras for face or below. Don't feed the scalpers, either on SH or on the street. There is absolutely no need, especially with a show this size.
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  • max8700max8700 Posts: 184
    PJStatTracker" said:
    [quote="Wilds"]Don't the box offices ALWAYS release some tickets the day of the show?

    They hold tickets for special guests/vip's etc. and when they are not claimed they then sell them at the box office.

    My buddies and I got front row at a NIN show 20 minutes before show time.

    If you wait in line day of the show, much like waiting to get into the GA section first, I would think you are all but guaranteed tickets.

    AND if it's a buyers market, then people with extras will be approaching the line to sell theirs off.

    I would have little worry about finding tickets day of the show, one way or the other.

    Wrigley is too big for there not to be plenty of ticket options available.
    Ha. Jinx.[/quote]

    Been doing this for years at PJ shows: Landed pavilion seats for PJ20 this way; Sec. 100 seats for United Center 2009 the day of the show (same show many fan clubbers ended up in 300 section); and 12th row seats for PJ in 2003 in Detroit. Just a few examples. There's probably at least several hundred tickets on hold right now.
  • max8700" said:
    [quote="PJStatTracker"][quote="Wilds"]Don't the box offices ALWAYS release some tickets the day of the show?

    They hold tickets for special guests/vip's etc. and when they are not claimed they then sell them at the box office.

    My buddies and I got front row at a NIN show 20 minutes before show time.

    If you wait in line day of the show, much like waiting to get into the GA section first, I would think you are all but guaranteed tickets.

    AND if it's a buyers market, then people with extras will be approaching the line to sell theirs off.

    I would have little worry about finding tickets day of the show, one way or the other.

    Wrigley is too big for there not to be plenty of ticket options available.
    Ha. Jinx.[/quote]

    Been doing this for years at PJ shows: Landed pavilion seats for PJ20 this way; Sec. 100 seats for United Center 2009 the day of the show (same show many fan clubbers ended up in 300 section); and 12th row seats for PJ in 2003 in Detroit. Just a few examples. There's probably at least several hundred tickets on hold right now.[/quote]

    They hold back more than they could possibly need, just in case. Sometimes you have to line up early to get tickets at the box office. Sometimes they tell you they don't have any, then 10 minutes later they release them and you can buy them. It's a game, and never believe the box office people who say its sold out in the early afternoon. They are full of dirty lies.

    But even if you don't score at the box office, people with an extra ticket will be all over the place.
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  • ShadowShadow Posts: 149
    How does this even happen? I thought scalping was "illegal" and yet it's posted right on the Tickets.com Stubhub site with 100's of tickets for sale that fans really, really want. WTF??? :?:
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  • 8181 I Miss You LizardPosts: 58,276
    Shadow" said:
    How does this even happen? I thought scalping was "illegal" and yet it's posted right on the Tickets.com Stubhub site with 100's of tickets for sale that fans really, really want. WTF??? :?:
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publica ... e=094-0020
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  • 81" said:
    [quote="Shadow"]How does this even happen? I thought scalping was "illegal" and yet it's posted right on the Tickets.com Stubhub site with 100's of tickets for sale that fans really, really want. WTF??? :?:
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publica ... e=094-0020[/quote]
    So I have not been paying much attention the last week or so.
    How are things on stub hub these days?
    Prices going Up? Down?
    People buying?
    Whats the scoop?
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  • front spacerfront spacer IndianaPosts: 1,241
    SPEEDY MCCREADY" said:
    [quote="81"][quote="Shadow"]How does this even happen? I thought scalping was "illegal" and yet it's posted right on the Tickets.com Stubhub site with 100's of tickets for sale that fans really, really want. WTF??? :?:
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publica ... e=094-0020[/quote]
    So I have not been paying much attention the last week or so.
    How are things on stub hub these days?
    Prices going Up? Down?
    People buying?
    Whats the scoop?[/quote]

    The supply has seemed to increase with the lowest price dropping close to $200. Small steps but I think the market is flooded now that people got their hard tickets in the mail and they don't want to pay for them on next month's credit card bill before they flip them.... ;)
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    The supply has seemed to increase with the lowest price dropping close to $200. Small steps but I think the market is flooded now that people got their hard tickets in the mail and they don't want to pay for them on next month's credit card bill before they flip them.... ;)
    $200 to get in the building.
    Isnt a bad deal at all.
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  • in my tree 76in my tree 76 The city by the lakePosts: 241
    Yeah just go to the day of the show.
    There's no way I'm trading my ticket for a bookbag!
    C'on man!
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  • front spacerfront spacer IndianaPosts: 1,241
    I've been checking the bay, and tons of auctions are going unsold right now. 400's are not going for $300-$400 right now. I think the fans are speaking loud and clear!
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  • Wma31394Wma31394 Posts: 1,192
    day of show...bad lower/upper face value or less
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  • front spacer" said:
    I've been checking the bay, and tons of auctions are going unsold right now. 400's are not going for $300-$400 right now. I think the fans are speaking loud and clear!
    Yep, keep waiting and the prices will keep falling. Everyone just got their hard tickets from tickets.com so the inventory went up.
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  • ShadowShadow Posts: 149
    81" said:
    [quote="Shadow"]How does this even happen? I thought scalping was "illegal" and yet it's posted right on the Tickets.com Stubhub site with 100's of tickets for sale that fans really, really want. WTF??? :?:
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publica ... e=094-0020[/quote]

    Thanks, I'll get my legal team to read that sometime. ;) :lol:
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  • 8181 I Miss You LizardPosts: 58,276
    Shadow" said:
    [quote="81"][quote="Shadow"]How does this even happen? I thought scalping was "illegal" and yet it's posted right on the Tickets.com Stubhub site with 100's of tickets for sale that fans really, really want. WTF??? :?:
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publica ... e=094-0020[/quote]

    Thanks, I'll get my legal team to read that sometime. ;) :lol:[/quote]

    here is the key info
    Sec. 1.5. Sale of tickets at more than face value
    prohibited; exceptions.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b), (c),
    (d), and (e) subsection (b) of this Section and in Section 4,
    it is unlawful for any person, persons, firm or corporation to
    sell tickets for baseball games, football games, hockey games,
    theatre entertainments, or any other amusement for a price more
    than the price printed upon the face of said ticket, and the
    price of said ticket shall correspond with the same price shown
    at the box office or the office of original distribution.
    (b) This Act does not apply to the resale of tickets
    of admission to a sporting event, theater, musical performance,
    or place of public entertainment or amusement of any kind for a
    price in excess of the printed box office ticket price by a
    ticket broker who meets all of the following requirements:
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  • ShadowShadow Posts: 149
    Thanks, aka loop hole, but should not be happening.
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  • driowadriowa WisconsinPosts: 60
    That was one of the best things Pearl Jam did...announce at the same time that they will tour in addition to the "An Evening With" shows. That way (for those of us who didn't get tickets) we will have plenty of chances to see them multiple times for the same price as 1 scalper ticket to Wrigley. At least that's my plan...3 for 1.
  • Isoworld13" said:
    Small time scalpers & regular people with extras will start to lower their price as the show gets closer and eventually starts. However, this is a SMALL portion of the secondary market. The big time companies (which are too numerous to even list here) have NO problem simply "throwing away" their extras. They make so much on the tickets that they do sell, they can easily afford to simply destroy the tickets they can't. It happens all the time. The thing that will REALLY drive prices down is inclement weather. If it's pouring rain, it will certainly drive off the casual fan who was just going to 'see what this whole Pearl Jam thing is all about'. A beautiful sunny Friday Chicago day in July will bring out the masses just to hang out in the Wrigley area, and that alone could drive up the cost on the streets. I've said it before...triple face value will probably be the going rate for this show.
    Don't listen to this poster. The prices go down closer to the show. The day of the show you will find tickets. I wonder if this guy works for stubhub?
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  • primussucksprimussucks Posts: 1,304
    You will find tickets for face value on stubhub the day of the show. Just make sure you have access to a printer. You will also find tickets on here for face. Just be patient. They will pop up.
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  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 687
    primussucks" said:
    You will find tickets for face value on stubhub the day of the show. Just make sure you have access to a printer. You will also find tickets on here for face. Just be patient. They will pop up.
    Exactly right
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  • iwasatpj20" said:
    [quote="primussucks"]You will find tickets for face value on stubhub the day of the show. Just make sure you have access to a printer. You will also find tickets on here for face. Just be patient. They will pop up.
    Exactly right[/quote]
    thanks for all the input. hotel and flight are booked. i'm there!
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