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Ticket touts are cunts
It's one of those people outside the venue selling and buying a ticket or two ( which I don't mind ). Or, whether it's those Mofos that buy shit load of tickets then put them all on Ebay five minutes later.
Not being able to get tickets for a gig and then seeing shit loads of them pop up on Ebay five minutes later for ridiculous prices is kind of heart-breaking... Especially if you've been sitting there waiting for them to go on sale and you've been waiting for the band to tour for five years.
Yeah, all touts should get the death penalty IMO.
it doesn't matter whether they're outside a venue or on the internet. in my book, if you don't intend to go to a show, you don't buy a ticket. if for some reason you can't go to the show or decide you no longer want to, you sell the ticket for face value. why should nobodies make money out of other peoples' artistry? no excuses for it whatsoever. it's worse than piracy, in my opinion.
because they seem to universally be complete and utter cunts. Nasty agressive cunts. Was at Daniel Johnston at Union Chapel the other night and some guy was getting very aggressively threatened by a tout because he was trying to buy a ticket off a punter outside the gig.
As for internet touts they are scum too but you can have fun fucking them around. If I'm bored at work I'll ring up a couple of touts off gumtree.com and agree to buy their over priced tickets and to meet just before the gig. However of course I don't turn up and give them the number of another tout.
My only real experience is in selling. I sometimes find myself with a spare that my daft girlfriend or a daft mate decided she/he couldn't use and its a bit of banter to negotiate a price for some beers. That's all really. Never had any experience with any nasty types - but I'm a big lad. I suppose it may be that.
With the eBay thing. Well. I missed out on the first Pixies reformation tickets at Brixton on the day of sale. Bought one from a renowned tout on eBay and it was one of the best nights I've ever had. £80 beautifully spent. I loved every single pound of it.
... .. but one of the reasons you probably initially missed out was cause there were a load of touts buying hundreds of them...
its good to know you will always be able to get a ticket if you really need to (provided you have enough money). I've never been bothered because I have never been unable to get tickets to anything I want to go to, you just have to be on the ball with these things
Or rather I love the ones that fuck up and let you pick up a pair of £20 tickets for a tenner. These twats really ought to check when the band has a hole in their tour and the following day isn't booked at the venue...
this is the way to go:
that looks brilliant.
always seemed to have spares for gigs nowadays due to mates being shits. i love tapping a guy in the middle of paying £80 for a £15 ticket and offering him for face value or less.
Though I've not used that for ages but it's the same idea