Buying concert tickets used to be so uncomplicated. Whenever my favourite bands tipped up in the Newcastle City Hall, I'd join the queue with hundreds of other freezing fans outside of the box-office hoping that I wasn't too late to get my eager on the job a couple of tickets. In fact, I remember when I lost my concert virginity - it was Ten Years After, a band which in fact had actually played at Woodstock, which, needless to say, made them uber-cool in the mid-70's. I suggest you check them out on YouTube, particularly if you're a tad a fan of the lost art of the ten minute guitar solo! - Martin Lawrence Music R&B RNB HipHop
A lot has changed since days past, and I'm not just discussing the music. Nowadays, virtually no-one obtains a ticket from a theatre box-office as the creation of the internet has irrevocably changed the landscape of concert ticket sales. Yes, we are able to still see the ads for concerts in our local newspapers and in the music press, however they now direct us to some plethora of websites and ticket agencies, without even telling us just how much the tickets are going to cost.
On the one hand, tickets are actually available at the click of the mouse, but, paradoxically, it's now harder than ever to get hold of those tickets that people really want to buy. Let's face it, the hottest gig and festival tickets usually become unattainable within hours, a lot of us have turned to the ticket exchanges in order to secure the tickets that we want, and cannot get elsewhere. Perhaps the biggest issue with these exchanges is that their fees less difficult higher than those charged by the regular ticket agencies, so we all have a sneaking suspicion that concert promoters are employing exchanges to artificially inflate the values of their tickets.
However, not all ticket exchanges are similar and the aforementioned criticisms don't apply in general. If you shop around, you will find sites where the expenditure is reasonable and there are no hidden extras like compulsory insurance plans or exorbitant postage charges. In reality, you'll discover that most sellers are genuine fans with spare tickets to offer, and most buyers are genuine fans as if you, and like me.
My advice is that you should embrace the changes that the worldwide web has brought about in regard to concert ticket sales. All things considered, you no longer have to queue as much as buy your tickets - which can not be a bad thing; and if you are taking a few minutes to shop around online, there's no doubt you'll find a reputable seller supplying the right tickets on the right prices. And when you've done that, all you need to do is benefit from the show - Martin Lawrence Music R&B RNB HipHop