Do you remember the good ol days? Where you had to wait in line at a Ticketmaster sales kiosk to get tickets to a show? I miss those days. Now, if you have shitty Internet, you’ll never go to a small club show ever again.
Today I tried to buy tickets to the Thrice show at the Glass House on May 13. I was online at 10:59am, hitting refresh so that my browser would be ready at 11am when the pre-sale started. The page reloaded at exactly 11am. Apparently, I was 4 seconds too slow. Because the tickets were no longer available. Sucks.
If you were lucky enough, as a fan of the band, to get tickets to the Thrice show today, congratulations. I’ll be trying my luck again whenever the public on-sale date is. If they have one. (Edit – the on-sale was 2 hours later at 1pm. Looks like I’m not going to this concert afterall).
This is not the first time this has happened in recent months. Last year, I missed out on seeing Brand New at the Troubadour because of the same thing. I was there. On the website. Ready with credit card in hand. But still, no tickets. Unless of course I wanted to pay the 100s of dollars they were going for on StubHub. For some reason, the scalpers always seem to get the tickets. Makes you wonder….
Man, I miss waiting in line.