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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 08:58 AM

It's so cheesy. ABB knows full well that people paid big bucks for the last night of the beacon run. But who the hell cares about the fans? Just slap a couple more shows on the end for even higher demand.

They could have easily sold out two additional shows at the beginning of the run, but no, when the ABB has a chance to screw the fans they take it.

 
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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:15 AM
I kinda hate the bitching on this site....but I fully agree with you on this one. There is absolutely no reason for this. I was totally psyched to have the privilege to see the band at its "final Beacon" show.....this really takes away a lot of the luster. Shame on ABB management. FU!!
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:16 AM
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It's so cheesy. ABB knows full well that people paid big bucks for the last night of the beacon run. But who the hell cares about the fans? Just slap a couple more shows on the end for even higher demand.

They could have easily sold out two additional shows at the beginning of the run, but no, when the ABB has a chance to screw the fans they take it.


You have no clue as to what dates are available at The Beacon. Just because you you see an open date on the public calendar doesn't mean that date is available. Bands/promoters place holds on dates months before announcing the show.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:18 AM
Anyone know the early / pre-sale date for the last 2 shows at Beacon?
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:25 AM
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Anyone know the early / pre-sale date for the last 2 shows at Beacon?


Who's to say these will really be the final two shows? Maybe if these sell out, they will add another "final" show due to popular demand.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:29 AM
I guess I can see the logic of keeping the days of the week the same but they also could have made the first 2 dates the "new" shows, thus preserving the "last show" status for those ticket holders.
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:42 AM
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I guess I can see the logic of keeping the days of the week the same but they also could have made the first 2 dates the "new" shows, thus preserving the "last show" status for those ticket holders.


Exactly. Leave the last shows the last shows and add the 2 extra shows to the front of the run. Easy. In fact, it's a complete no brainier if you give a rat's ass about your fans.


 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 10:07 AM
This doesnít surprise me at all.
First of all, they announced 10 dates, people bought the last show of the initial 10 date run assuming they were going to the "final beacon show"
2 weeks later they announce 4 more shows, essentially making the first "last show" meaningless

Same BS this time around, but having said that, the ABB and their management don't support stubhub nor fans who purchased their tickets on stubhub. So the fact you (we) paid severely over face value means nothing to them. Thatís our problem not theirsÖ if you donít believe me just review the email chain I posted last week.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 10:10 AM
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I guess I can see the logic of keeping the days of the week the same but they also could have made the first 2 dates the "new" shows, thus preserving the "last show" status for those ticket holders.


Exactly. Leave the last shows the last shows and add the 2 extra shows to the front of the run. Easy. In fact, it's a complete no brainier if you give a rat's ass about your fans.




For all the people holding March 29th tickets, including me, this is so wrong on so many levels. March 29th tickets should be the last show at Beacon.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 10:30 AM
I have been travelling to the States to see the band since the early 90s, being too young for the 70s, having been born in 1966. I had seen them 45 times before this year, not easy when they don't play on your own continent.
Earlier this year I flew to NY with tickets for the final 5 Beacon shows. I saw a single Greggless show, which was admittedly a good night. I understood that the final shows had to be postponed, due to Gregg's health. I have been patient and understanding about the delay in announcing new dates, despite having emails to the management ignored completely.
Having premium tickets for the last night of the run converted to mid run tickets is simply not an acceptable way to treat fans. You can dress it up however you like but it is a shamelessly greedy way to treat your fans. I don't even have a problem with the band maybe being involved in the secondary market, after all they are just trying to maximise revenue and none of us paid more for a ticket than we were willing to pay.
I will still be coming over in October, and I'm at Peach and Lockn (combining those with a family holiday visiting relatives in VA and SC), and will probably be trying to get tickets for the 2 extra dates.
It does, however leave a nasty (if predictable) taste in the mouth. Just a feeling that a bunch of guys who you have supported for many years appear happy to treat fans in this way. Whilst maximising their ticket prices is fine in my book, last night should be last night.

Sorry to moan, they have given me enormous pleasure over the years. Otherwise I wouldn't keep coming back.

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 10:58 AM
I share the general bitterness here and will aspire to take it to my grave. I too had great seats for a final show...but for The Who in 1983! Then they conducted years of "farewell" tours. It's like they were trying to earn an income by playing music. Shameless...I hope they die before they get old(er).

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:00 AM
Have to agree... they added shows to the original beacon run... now there adding 2 more... this is not cool. the 29th shows should be valid for the last night, and they should have added 2 show to the beginning of this final run if anything for those greggless shows
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:09 AM
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I share the general bitterness here and will aspire to take it to my grave. I too had great seats for a final show...but for The Who in 1983! Then they conducted years of "farewell" tours. It's like they were trying to earn an income by playing music. Shameless...I hope they die before they get old(er).


The Who did ONE farewell tour. All subsequent tours were never billed as farewell tours.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:09 AM
I also saw something about two shows in florida? anyone see anything like this?
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:24 AM
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This doesnít surprise me at all.
First of all, they announced 10 dates, people bought the last show of the initial 10 date run assuming they were going to the "final beacon show"
2 weeks later they announce 4 more shows, essentially making the first "last show" meaningless

Same BS this time around, but having said that, the ABB and their management don't support stubhub nor fans who purchased their tickets on stubhub. So the fact you (we) paid severely over face value means nothing to them. Thatís our problem not theirsÖ if you donít believe me just review the email chain I posted last week.



I've said it before and I'll say it again - half the house for this set of shows does not magically appear on scalper sites without someone in the band or it's management having a hand in it.

I'm completely pissed off at the band and it's management and I vow I will NEVER pay to see a Warren and Derek less ABB again.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:28 AM
there is probably nothing sinister or calculated about adding the shows. they were probably aware of the number of refunds issued by TM. I am guessing that that percentage was pretty high. I do understand how the die hards feel like they were misled.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:32 AM
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there is probably nothing sinister or calculated about adding the shows. they were probably aware of the number of refunds issued by TM. I am guessing that that percentage was pretty high. I do understand how the die hards feel like they were misled.


I'm not so sure how many tickets got refunded on TM. There were over 2000 tickets for sale on stubhub for this show, of which could not be refunded through stubhub so those sellers obviously didnt ask for a TM refund.
Not too many on here came out and said they requested refunds through TM, also when the shows went back up on TM this morning there were no tickets available for the 3/29th rescheduled date.

 

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This doesnít surprise me at all.
First of all, they announced 10 dates, people bought the last show of the initial 10 date run assuming they were going to the "final beacon show"
2 weeks later they announce 4 more shows, essentially making the first "last show" meaningless

Same BS this time around, but having said that, the ABB and their management don't support stubhub nor fans who purchased their tickets on stubhub. So the fact you (we) paid severely over face value means nothing to them. Thatís our problem not theirsÖ if you donít believe me just review the email chain I posted last week.



I've said it before and I'll say it again - half the house for this set of shows does not magically appear on scalper sites without someone in the band or it's management having a hand in it.

I'm completely pissed off at the band and it's management and I vow I will NEVER pay to see a Warren and Derek less ABB again.


Wholeheartedly agreed on your last point

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:33 AM
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I also saw something about two shows in florida? anyone see anything like this?


It merely said they HAD played 2 shows in Florida in reference to the Wanee shows.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:36 AM
It is complete bs to say the that final Beacon March show of the Warren and Derek era with an unannounced future of the band is the same as an announced FINAL ABB show. And I have tickets to the 29th but those things are plainly NOT THE SAME.
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:38 AM
I feel for you folks who now have to scramble for the "last show". I didn't buy tickets for the last show and enjoyed my Tuesday and Wednesday night shows. Traditionally I like the week night shows as opposed to week end shows.

I'll admit I'm excited that I might get seats for one, maybe two of the last two shows. I imagine the availability for the make up shows will be scarce. I'd be extremely happy with tickets for the 21st and 22nd but will try for a single for Monday and Tuesday night shows because I think my chances will be better.

I have a pit in my stomach already thinking I might get frozen out. I really want a couple more Beacon shows.

I don't know much, but I do know that once I'm amongst the music I will not remember any of the controversy. My soul will be full and I'll be racked with beautiful emotion. I hope I get in.

Time will tell.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:42 AM
1 - had tickets to Billy Joel's "last play at Shea" which quickly turned into the "almost last" I missed Sir Paul; life works that way

2 - May have been hard/impossible with all the schedules to add the shows before. Gregg did say he wanted a second weekend. As someone with Wed tickets if my show was schedule now for a Mon?Tues I'd have to sell cause of my work schedule.

3 - Can't make everyone happy.

4 - My responses above are predicated on the fact that I never thought the ABB gave a rats ass about me. We are Johns; they are hookers. Its all about the money

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:44 AM
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I feel for you folks who now have to scramble for the "last show". I didn't buy tickets for the last show and enjoyed my Tuesday and Wednesday night shows. Traditionally I like the week night shows as opposed to week end shows.

I'll admit I'm excited that I might get seats for one, maybe two of the last two shows. I imagine the availability for the make up shows will be scarce. I'd be extremely happy with tickets for the 21st and 22nd but will try for a single for Monday and Tuesday night shows because I think my chances will be better.

I have a pit in my stomach already thinking I might get frozen out. I really want a couple more Beacon shows.

I don't know much, but I do know that once I'm amongst the music I will not remember any of the controversy. My soul will be full and I'll be racked with beautiful emotion. I hope I get in.

Time will tell.


Best of luck to ya, I am going to try to get the last two shows, knowing full well i can't go due to my honeymoon (same with the tickets I had originally purchased, hoping to recoop a fraction of what i paid on stubhub).
Whatever tickets I can get (if any) i'll post around here. Might as well try to help the fellow brotherin one last time. Its the right thing to do regardless of how pissed off I am at the band and management by the way this all played out over the past few months.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 11:58 AM
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1 - had tickets to Billy Joel's "last play at Shea" which quickly turned into the "almost last" I missed Sir Paul; life works that way

2 - May have been hard/impossible with all the schedules to add the shows before. Gregg did say he wanted a second weekend. As someone with Wed tickets if my show was schedule now for a Mon?Tues I'd have to sell cause of my work schedule.

3 - Can't make everyone happy.

4 - My responses above are predicated on the fact that I never thought the ABB gave a rats ass about me. We are Johns; they are hookers. Its all about the money


Quite well stated emr. As the years went on they care less and less for their fans. I would have loved to see them try and play MSG to a more than half empty house

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:43 PM
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It's so cheesy. ABB knows full well that people paid big bucks for the last night of the beacon run. But who the hell cares about the fans? Just slap a couple more shows on the end for even higher demand.

They could have easily sold out two additional shows at the beginning of the run, but no, when the ABB has a chance to screw the fans they take it.

100% right
Nothing but a Cash Grab at this point
Very sad

 

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