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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 11:33 AM
What is the deal with this new ticketing system?
I like to collect my ticket stubs from the shows that I seen and this new print-out on a blank paper deal stinks. I called the lady on the phone and she tells me that it will cost extra for a printed ticket....extra, extra read all about it...you are a bar code my friends.
The government would kindly ask that you show up to have your bar code tattoo placed on the back of your neck....that way you can get into the show faster.
The Brothers should have there own ticketing just like the DEAD, String Cheese, Widespread....this is just silly people.
I ain't gettin' into the shows any faster with your bar code tickets.

 
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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 11:51 AM
I collect my stubs as well. Yeah all this barcode stuff sucks . We are seen as numbers consuming and spending. That's all. If I live near a venue, I try to buy tickets at the box office with cash. Somewhere out there , there's data from what concerts you like to go to , what kind of clothes you wear etc.

There's a bridge near me that you can pay a dollar to go over or save money and buy a bar code sticker for your car and sail through the toll. They know when you're coming and going. I pay the cash. I don't want to sound like a paranoid kook but I just don't like all this info about me floating around out there nor do I want a barcode on my car.

One time the bar code saved me was at Jones Beach 2002, a very bizarre friend of mine had our tickets in his pocket before he got to my house. This guy goes to ball games and concerts with zip lock bags of rum taped to his thigh. Then he buys a coke and makes rum and cokes. He got this apperatus into Shea right after 9-11. Scary but I digress. So the rum gets all over our tickets and then he puts the tickets in my micowave to dry them , The tickets turn black. We show up and wonder if we're going to get in but the employee just shrugged , rolled her eyes and scanned the tickets and we were OK to go in. That stub is one of my favorites . Great show by the ABB that night.

Can any NJ people confirm this :

I hear EZ pass might be used to send people speeding tickets if their records show that they've made it between toll plaza's in too quick of time. I don't see this flying in court but you never know.


 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 12:05 PM
Paranoid kook.

I like collecting ticket stubs too. I had the piece of paper for the Jammy's and I wanted a stub. You can't always get what you want. I'm not really worried about keeping track of me, that's what the voices in my head are for.

The frustrating thing about the barcode is that no one knows how to do anything without it. Go to the supermarket and if an item doesn't have a barcode on it, forget about it, the whole line goes to pieces.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 12:06 PM
I've heard something similar about those tollway passes. I think it would fly in court if whatever jurisdiction decided to prosecute on that basis. The speed limit was 55 miles per hour. You travelled 40 miles in thirty minutes - you were speeding.

Perhaps you have the ability to "fold space," where you simply bring your destination to you instead of travelling to it. I don't know that that defense would hold up in court, though. Maybe johnwott could advise us.

There was a local story here a year or so ago, maybe urban legend, but it's funny.

A guy gets some mail from the state police. It's a ticket for $40.00, for speeding. Included is a picture of the rear end of his car, license plate clearly visible. He mails in a photograph of 2 $20.00 bills. The police, playing along, mail him back a photograph of a pair of handcuffs. The dude sent back a money order for the amount due.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 12:23 PM
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I hear EZ pass might be used to send people speeding tickets if their records show that they've made it between toll plaza's in too quick of time. I don't see this flying in court but you never know.


i have heard of this happening to an employee of ours who uses ez pass on the turnpike. he got the ticket in the mail.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 12:23 PM
That is a funny story TopDroog.

I have been working on folding space for ages. Is that similar to beaming people around like in Star Trek? Seems like the same concept, except your moving yourself, not the space. I need that when I'm cockeyed.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 12:25 PM
I think my friend with the bag of rum thinks he can fold space.
 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 12:40 PM
Time to ditch the EZ Pass. Dammit!

I hate those bar code tickets, I like to save my stubs too. A friend ordered ABB tix for us last year and couldn't understand why I didn't think it was soooo great that she got the "tickets " right away off the computer. Some things are better the old-fashioned way.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 12:48 PM
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I ain't gettin' into the shows any faster with your bar code tickets.


Indeed. It strikes me as a superfulous use of technology. I mean, hell, how hard has it ever been to take tickets for crying out loud? Hand it over>Rip it>Hand it back.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 01:01 PM
I think the reason is to deter fake tix. With the technology today, it would probably not be too difficult to "make" your own tix and sell them to unsuspecting folks.

Look at the bright side: You get a whole ticket. If you collect stubs, you don't have to worry about some uncaring ticket taker ripping part of your collectible. If you want a stub, I suppose you could rip it yourself afterwards.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 04:33 PM
I kept my stubs for a very long time. When my best friend got married about 10 years ago, I laminated the stubs of all the shows we had seen together, punched holes in them, threaded them with a leather thong, and made sort of a lai and gave it to him as a present (along with some cash).

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 04:51 PM
I wanna be a bar code dammit...
 
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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 05:54 PM
I save tickets and things too, but this stuff doesn't bother me in the least. Who cares?

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What is the deal with this new ticketing system?

Let's see. Print up tickets at home, or pay for them to be mailed to me. Hang on, this is a tough one... I know, I'll have the post office mail them to me and have no idea when they'll come, and worry constantly that they won't show up.

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The government would kindly ask that you show up to have your bar code tattoo placed on the back of your neck....that way you can get into the show faster.

Of course this has nothing to do with the government whatsoever.

[Edited on 7/17/2004 by Marley]

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 10:29 PM
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The government would kindly ask that you show up to have your bar code tattoo placed on the back of your neck....that way you can get into the show faster.


As long as it doesn't have to go on my forehead or the palm of my hand, I'm okay with it.

[Edited on 7/17/2004 by TopDroog]

 

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  posted on 7/16/2004 at 10:57 PM
Paranoia Deep Destroya! As far as the bar code thing goes, are you people really that diluted that you think that "THEY" don't already know everything about you already? Wake up, if "THEY" wanna know something about you, they're gonna find it. There's not a da*m thing any of us can do to prevent it. And no, you're not making it any more difficult for them by paying cash.
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  posted on 7/17/2004 at 02:09 PM
In Palm Beach, Florida, car window barcodes are extremely obvious, since most private home and condo communities use them to open the gate.

 

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  posted on 7/17/2004 at 02:17 PM
I printed a copy of my emailed RR ticket that I had for Saturday's show that wound up going unused when I had a sudden change of plans. The email version of the ticket is a huge ebay and venue problem. Only the 1st person entering the venue with the ticket gets in because the bar code is scanned. The copies are turned away. Several venues have been reporting multiple copies of the emailed tickets are being sold and the purchaser of the ticket is just out their purchase price money. Don't buy a email version of a ticket unless you know the person selling it!!!
 
 


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