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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 12:28 PM
Alison Krauss and Union Station are coming to the Florida Theater, here in Jacksonville, FL on December the fifth at 8 PM. I delayed about a week and half before I inquired about tickets. In that short time the show sold out. Now I am hoping there is still some way I can go. I know a guy who goes to my fitness center here locally who claims he routinely goes to sold out shows, or to shows where he doesn't have a ticket. He says he will wait outside the show to find someone holding a ticket. And usually he says he can get the ticket for the actual ticket price, and sometimes even less.


I don't buy a lot of tickets to shows, and I go to very few, but I would like to go to this AKUS show. Does anyone think I have a decent chance of picking up a ticket? Ticket prices were going for something like $46 to $57. And if I bought a ticket for beyond the price from a scalper, would "I" get in trouble, or would the guy selling the ticket? AKUS is sold out right now and I really want to go. And later Susan Tedeschi is coming back, but her tickets are priced at only about $25.


So, what does a person do to get tickets? Do I look in the paper? I looked on ebay but it seems it is OK to sell tickets in a auciton for an exorbitant price. I want to go but not for $150 to $300.


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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 12:32 PM
Buy your ticket as soon as it goes on sale.

 

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 12:42 PM
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Buy your ticket as soon as it goes on sale.




Ok, any constructive advice that will help me now that the show is sold out?

 

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 12:56 PM
Many times, venues/artists will hold a certain # of tix to "sold out" shows. Call the box office one week prior, or the week of the show, even the day of the show, and maybe they will have released some more tickets. If not, you will probably be able to pick one up that night if someone has any extra.
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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 01:06 PM
Hey Rebel,

On the day of the show, go the box office of the venue where the show is being held. Btw, do this as early as possible (early bird gets the worm) Why do that? Because any tickets that the artist doesn't use for their personal guest, radio promotions, ect is returned and those tickets are put back "on-sale". What's also nice about this, is that the seats are generally much better that you would've gotten. I've purchased tickets for "sold-out" shows like this many times and I have been quite successful. But remember you have to go to the venue's box office. Good luck and let me know how it worked for you. btw, plan on seeing Allison Krauss and Union Station tomorrow night, myself.

 
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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 01:27 PM
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btw, plan on seeing Allison Krauss and Union Station tomorrow night, myself.





Some very good advice people. I appreciate it.

Ok, so on Dec. the fifth, I will get over to the Florida Theater in the morning looking for tickets, and I will get to the show at least a couple of hours early, if not sooner. This should be a really great show. However, I hope Alison gets past some of her lovey dovey songs in albums to come. The live shows are really nice, both visually and to the ear, but the albums don't even begin to capture the band at their best. The last two studio albums before this newest cd were simply loaded up with preeeety Alison songs, and the songs weren't always so great. She is getting a bit old to be singing so many romance songs. I mean, the songs could be a LOT less sappy.

 

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 01:44 PM
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Buy your ticket as soon as it goes on sale.

There's the best advice.

 

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 05:58 PM
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Buy your ticket as soon as it goes on sale.

There's the best advice.


Not necessarily. Some of the best seats I've gotten to shows have come from ticket releases in the days leading up to the show. I got 6th row seats to the Big House show back in March just four days before the show as an example. But you do take a chance getting shut out if you wait. Dean, my advice to you is to check TM every day from here on in several times a day leading up to the show. You never know. Good luck.

 

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 06:12 PM
www.stubhub.com

this is a reputable site. i buy and sell tickets on this site all of the time. check it out for any sporting, theatre or concert event. some prices are outrageous, but some are even below face value.

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 06:14 PM
here is an allison krauss listing for that show on stubhub.com

200 - E - 2 tickets together - $111.00 each

 

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 06:28 PM
i fully agree with what everyone is saying about going to the box office the day of the show. a buddy and i drove 3 hours to albany to see mule last fall without having any tickets. when i got up to the box office to buy 2 best available the clerk says "youre in luck, these were just released...row DD" fourth row dead center seats purchased 4 hours before the show. later on during the show the guys sitting next to me were saying how they were glad they bought their tickets 4 weeks ago. "4 weeks? i bought these 4 hours ago!"

 

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  posted on 11/19/2005 at 10:00 PM
I had the same experience as suk0 at McCartney's San Jose show last week. Walked up at 4:00 in the afternoon, got right at the side of the stage, $85 each. She said they had JUST NOW come up on her computer, not available before.

 

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  posted on 11/20/2005 at 09:00 AM
Buying on day of show generally has worked for me too. The venues are very quiet about this method obviously...and they'll never tell if you call and ask them. Its just unofficial knowledge. I used to purchase amazing close seats to the Grateful Dead in their heyday - it works for most entertainment including those travelling Broadway type shows. You just have to wait it out and have a back up plan of something else to do if you can't get in. btw, you can find folk that decided not to go at the last minute who will sell their tix for face outside the theater. Just beware of the local city by laws about scalping.

Allison Krauss - yeah, love her voice and her band. I hope she stays close to her bluegrass roots and doesnt turn too 'pop' style.

 

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  posted on 11/20/2005 at 04:25 PM
one reason i've learned that these tickets are made available at the last minute is the reserve the band puts on for tickets. a band will get 30-50 tickets for friends. if not all of them are accounted for, they are put back into the system.

 

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  posted on 11/20/2005 at 08:56 PM
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She is getting a bit old to be singing so many romance songs.




How old is too old to be singing romance songs?? I did not know that you could get too old for romance in your life.

Alison is in her 30's, correct?? So THAT is old??

What would you call Duane Allman if he were alive?? What do you call Gregg, Jaimoe, Butch and Warren?? They're all over 30!!

Does that mean that Eric Clapton should not sing any love songs??

I guess that Lee Roy Parnell's new cd should not be released at all....it's filled with "heart" songs and he is close to 50!!! He's too old to be singing those love songs!!!









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  posted on 11/21/2005 at 08:15 AM
Extra tickets to "sold out" shows in Atlanta were put on sale the day of the show for the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2. I paid $62 to get myself in the building for the stones and mccartney and eventually I got to the floor both nights! As far as getting into a smaller venue, if all else fails, decide how much you are willing to pay to get in, take that amount in small bills (fives and tens) and hang around outside looking for people whose dates stood them up, got sick or for some other reason didn't show up (maybe the babysitter cancelled) and negotiate a price with them. Check the ticket to make sure it looks legitimate and be ready to pull the cash out of your pocket. Most of these people just want to ditch their extra ticket and get inside to see the show, so they are willing to let it go for a reasonable price. Good luck.
 
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  posted on 11/21/2005 at 10:15 AM
MY advice: Find Patrick Crenshaw outside, hang very close. Works great.
 
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  posted on 11/21/2005 at 12:39 PM
I appreciate the insider knowledge into getting tickets to a "Sold Out" show. My friend at the gym swears he gets into just about any show that he decides to go to. He knows what some of you know. And now I know a little too.



And Bluefox, I didn't mean to disrespect Alison Krauss. She does what she does well, but the band could still do more if Alison did some songs that are a bit LESS la di da. And CupofJo sent me a second Linda Ronstadt show this week. This one is from Japan in 1979. Linda does heartthrob numbers all the way through the show. And a cool link to Alison Krauss is that she was doing Lose Again long before Alison was a performer. I don't know who wrote Lose Again, but perhaps Alison first heard Linda Ronstadt singing it. And it seems that Linda Ronstadt is also not a song writer, just like Alison Krauss. So both of these women sang other people's songs, and many of these songs were ballads, love songs, heartthrob tunes, tear in your beer songs. And both women have made nice careers singing these tunes. I was struck by how Lose Again is a blown out ballad with Linda and Alison and US turned it into a perky bluegrassy twangy love tune. Both versions are really nice. I wonder if Linda did Lose Again on an album, or did she just do it live. And Linda sings Love Me Tender on the Japan recording. I really have enjoyed this Japan recording that CupofJo sent me this Saturday. And I think I feel a VINE coming on, coming soon.


 

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