So my previous post on how Live Nation > Ticketbastards… maybe not so much.
I go to buy my $10 Journey and Three Doors Down tickets just a few moments ago and this is what I was faced with, once I got through the hype:
|9/16/08 6:00 PM||3 DOORS DOWN||LAWN||L18||117||$10.00||Parking Fee $6.00
Convenience Fee $4.45
Parking is $6.00/person (NOT VEHICLE!) for a gravel lot that is manned by the biggest douche-baggery staff I’ve ever met? No thank you.
Since when is it appropriate to charge more than double with “applicable fees”? That sounds VERY Ticketmaster-ish to me (just google “ticketbastards” to find so many other who also hate the ticketing monopoly).
I have been fairly impresed with the significantly higher level of service provided by Live Nation. I do however, continue to be harassed by the parking nazis at Walnut Creek… tailgate after tailgate and would prefer not to keep them employed.
Time to mull over how much I hate this – enough to pay double in fees? Am I really saving anything or was this just a clever marketing ploy that caught even Little Miss Marketing herself captive?