May 30, 2000
2:12 PM   Subscribe

(close-up on my face, quickly zooming out to an overhead shot as I yell) Noooooooooo!!!!! TicketWeb, one of the last places you could buy a ticket to a concert that wasn't Ticketmaster, just got bought out by Ticketmaster. TicketWeb's slogan is "The Online Ticketing Alternative." Not anymore....hello, monopoly anyone?
posted by mathowie (7 comments total)
Dorf. Looks like it's time to start getting my Bottom of the Hill tickets from their box office to avoid the heinous service charges Ticketmaster and Bass slap on. Sigh.

posted by snarkout at 2:38 PM on May 30, 2000

While I'm upset that ticketmaster got its filthy little paws on the online ticket distribution channel for all these quality venues (at least here in sf), there is one sliver of good news: I won't ever have to suffer through Ticketweb's absolutely horrendous interface to get show tix, ever again. 'Twas a truly awful customer experience, buying at Ticketweb, and I won't miss it a bit.
posted by gangcandy at 2:49 PM on May 30, 2000

Oh man that is really awful, TicketMaster charges way too much, I paid $96 for two tix to see Def Leppard at Jones Beach, and after that I am convinced that Bill /AOL-Time Warner/fill in an here a stake in this is just more proof!
posted by riffola at 3:50 PM on May 30, 2000

oops I should've used ascii or html tags, sorry
I mean to say "/fill in an <evil empire> here"
posted by riffola at 3:53 PM on May 30, 2000

Man! What this world needs is a Napster for concert tickets. Many to many distribution via the Internet. Hey, Matt, feel like programming it? I can help by, uh, erm, telling you what a good idea it is!
posted by mrmorgan at 7:19 PM on May 30, 2000

napster for concert tickets: one person buys a ticket and xeroxes a hundred copies -- gives those out to a bunch of people who express an interest -- who in turn make more xeroxed copies...
posted by palegirl at 8:25 PM on May 30, 2000

"Now that I've printed out a copy, I'm much more likely to buy a real ticket!"
posted by dhartung at 10:54 AM on May 31, 2000

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