Ticketmaster mixup sends out pop-geezers, not pop-punkers

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  • Updated: September 10, 2009 - 9:09 AM

A Twin Cities ticket buyer thought he'd be seeing a concert by his favorite '90s band. Instead, he got three '60s retreads.

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kokostinkySep. 10, 09 8:40 AM

The article states that Mickey Dolenz, Peter Noone and Mark Lindsay are "closer to their 90s than they are the 1990s." The 90's are only a decade behind us, while these performers are 25 years or so from their 90's. Maybe I'm just being sensitive as I remember watching the Monkees on tv as a kid (reruns of course) Ok, off to look at nursing homes now as I am in my 40's.

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PalAlSep. 10, 09 9:08 AM

Because I refuse to do business with ticketmaster. Their fees are out of line and their service is practicly nonexistant.

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bbollSep. 10, 09 9:29 AM

I live in Mound (22 miles west of Mpls) and I always drive to the venue's box office to buy tickets instead of paying Ticketmaster.

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bajadjSep. 10, 0910:51 AM

Weren't they supposed to be cutting fees in '09? What happened to that claim? The robbery via monopoly continues.

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stribisajokeSep. 10, 0910:58 AM

yah.. pretty much the anti-christ of any sort of live event... I won't use tickemaster ever, because of their "convenience" fees.. more like "bend over because we say so and we have no meaningful competition".

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comradeSep. 10, 09 3:43 PM

...where is the Attorney General? There are antitrust laws so how does TicketMaster get around them? I remember when they started and wondered back then "who are these middle men and how did they insert themselves between the concert acts and their fans?" They are a blatant price gouging parasitic organization that provides little service and NO real value to the consumer.

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geckojaySep. 11, 09 8:34 AM

Look I hate the fees too and think they are way too high but they exist so that I can choose not to spend my time driving to a box office and standing in line. Ticketmaster allows me to not have to skip out of work to buy tickets. While I wish the fees were lower I am glad I have the option. The cost of tickets plus fees is always lower than getting them through a scalper too.

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ladymacgyverSep. 16, 09 1:59 PM

I hate non-descript fees. If they do not have a plausable reason for a fee -- I go elsewhere. I stopped purchasing from these ticket vendors when they started charging fees they could not explain. If everyone stopped or even asked what the fee is for, they would be forced to treat people fairly or go out of business. BTW, I am still waiting for an answer from Ticketmaster. So what exactly is the convenience fee for?!? No one seems to know!

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