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    Default Will both weekends sell out?

    Well... will they?

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    Default Re: Will both weekends sell out?

    Yes, HOWEVER, scalpers will NOT be a factor this year.
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    What makes me qualified? I've watched EVERY fucking episode of American Idol, and every single episode of The Voice...Forget that I won departmental music awards when I was in the 8th grade choir.

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    I think so. Prior to the two day decision, everybody I know who went before was planning on returning, but I knew at least the same number of people who were finally committing to their first year. Guys, as much as this seems insane, the sellout that would have happened if they kept the same system would have been ridiculously fast.

    I do think it will sellout slower, but I'm buying my ticket(s) on layaway just in case.

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    Indie is still on the rise in coolness. Have you not seen the JCPenney commercials.

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    Where's the who cares button?

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    Default Re: Will both weekends sell out?

    Yes they will both sell out

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    Default Re: Will both weekends sell out?

    Scalpers weren't a factor last time either.
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    Maybe more people would give a shit if he died two weekends in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Yes, HOWEVER, scalpers will NOT be a factor this year.
    Why, will tickets be non-transferable like they are at Glastonbury?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScenestar View Post
    Scalpers weren't a factor last time either.
    Scalpers WERE A HUGE factor this year. I bet a large amount of board members bought their ticket from a reseller.

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    Default Re: Will both weekends sell out?

    Scalpers weren't a major reason in the festival selling out last year. Only about 1-2% of tickets were 'scalped' many of those were fans who intended to go and then decided to cash in.
    Scalpers don't like paying $300 for Gen Admission with 70,000 tickets available. I have a client who is a scalper and he is making $1000 per ticket on front floors for Paul McCartney in Vegas. Trust me, scalpers like limited supply events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    Scalpers WERE A HUGE factor this year. I bet a large amount of board members bought their ticket from a reseller.
    Huh? Based on what? Hearsay?

    I saw very few scalpers in person this year and the sites like stubhub/ebay/etc didn't have any more than 1000 for sale at any given time and it's not like people were buying them with regularity on these sites.

    It seemed like every day during the ticket period this year someone brought up the potential scalper issue and every time it was debunked. Sure, there were scalpers that bought tickets, but it's not like they bought up the vast majority or even a large portion.

    I highly doubt a lot of board members bought theirs from a reseller. I know I didn't, nor did the majority of the people I communicate with on here.

    The scalper issue was just an excuse for lazy people who didn't pay attention.

    I think Dani even came here when they were packaging up the passes and said she hadn't seen any more than two per order at that time. If scalpers were that prevalent, there would have been many orders of more than just 2 passes.
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    Default Re: Will both weekends sell out?

    Fuck yeah. Don't wait around. They're ALL gonna be gone by Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    Huh? Based on what? Hearsay?

    I saw very few scalpers in person this year and the sites like stubhub/ebay/etc didn't have any more than 1000 for sale at any given time and it's not like people were buying them with regularity on these sites.

    It seemed like every day during the ticket period this year someone brought up the potential scalper issue and every time it was debunked. Sure, there were scalpers that bought tickets, but it's not like they bought up the vast majority or even a large portion.

    I highly doubt a lot of board members bought theirs from a reseller. I know I didn't, nor did the majority of the people I communicate with on here.

    The scalper issue was just an excuse for lazy people who didn't pay attention.

    I think Dani even came here when they were packaging up the passes and said she hadn't seen any more than two per order at that time. If scalpers were that prevalent, there would have been many orders of more than just 2 passes.
    Talking to my 'scalper' client. The 2010 festival only sold out in April. Prior to that sell-out tickets were available at $200-250.
    If a scalper bought 100 tickets for Coachella 2011, that would cost $30K.
    To break even on Stubhub and ebay (which charge fee's) would have meant selling at $350 minimum per ticket.
    I am sure many scalpers wish they had bought tickets to resell for 2011. Prices were high for resale because there were so few and thousands looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Yes, HOWEVER, scalpers will NOT be a factor this year.
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    I dunno. Lots of the arguments seem hypocritical to me. Can't we leave it simply as: I loved the shit out of it, some hated the shit out of it, and that's just how some shows go?
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    Default Re: Will both weekends sell out?

    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    Scalpers WERE A HUGE factor this year. I bet a large amount of board members bought their ticket from a reseller.
    Yes, but scalping and reselling aren't interchangeable

    Quote Originally Posted by clarky123 View Post
    Fuck your formal education up for music and stop being a coward.
    Quote Originally Posted by braundiggity View Post
    I dunno. Lots of the arguments seem hypocritical to me. Can't we leave it simply as: I loved the shit out of it, some hated the shit out of it, and that's just how some shows go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    Huh? Based on what? Hearsay?

    I saw very few scalpers in person this year and the sites like stubhub/ebay/etc didn't have any more than 1000 for sale at any given time and it's not like people were buying them with regularity on these sites.

    It seemed like every day during the ticket period this year someone brought up the potential scalper issue and every time it was debunked. Sure, there were scalpers that bought tickets, but it's not like they bought up the vast majority or even a large portion.

    I highly doubt a lot of board members bought theirs from a reseller. I know I didn't, nor did the majority of the people I communicate with on here.

    The scalper issue was just an excuse for lazy people who didn't pay attention.

    I think Dani even came here when they were packaging up the passes and said she hadn't seen any more than two per order at that time. If scalpers were that prevalent, there would have been many orders of more than just 2 passes.
    I generally agree with one caveat:

    Did Tollett mention scalpers in recent interviews to hype sales since he has to move twice the ticket inventory or because he genuine scalping concerns?

    Obviously they changed camping pass rules because of scalpers since those had low face value and high markup. 2010, 2011 and maybe 2009(can't remember)

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