I need to get this off my chest before I explode with frustration.
I recently attempted to get Lana Del Rey tickets for her upcoming show in Toronto. I am a huge fan, and was so excited to see she would be coming to the city. I set an alarm on my calendar and had my co-worker assist me in trying to secure just 2 tickets to this concert. We were right on schedule for when the tickets went on sale, but were unsuccessful. At 11:00:01the tickets were gone. We tried until 11:15, to see if anyone’s session times out but no luck.
I went on StubHub to see if anyone would be selling tickets yet, and guess what - they were! Over 1000 tickets were being sold. I have a very hard time believing that 1000+ people had something come up that would cause them to miss the concert in the span of less than 12 hours.
Not only that, but the lowest price ticket was $115USD. The least expensive ticket when they went on sale was about $41CAD (with service fees included).
This means that individuals and/or business are scooping up all of the tickets, with absolutely no intention of going, and selling them for more than double the price to fans who are dying to go see one of their favourite artists.
Concerts can already be expensive as is, and these people are making concert going unattainable for most. I for one, can’t justify much less afford to spend $115USD on a concert ticket and I know I am not alone.