Here in the States, ticket brokers buy all the tickets at face value and re-sell them for hundreds of dollars more. Because they now have all the tickets, and people want to go, we have no choice but to pay exorbent prices.
"I'll leave this rule for when I'm dead-- be always sure you're right, then go ahead."-David Crockett
I see! Over here I believe there´s a limit to how many tickets a person can buy. That reduces the problem of "ticket-sharks" (as we call them) buying up big quantities of tickets for re-sale at extortionate rates, although we do have that problem here too. The same goes for false tickets! If only the authoraties would do something to solve the problem with ticket-sharks, so ordinary people also had a chance at going to concerts etc. for an affordable price. The two Neil Young concerts in Copenhagen were sold out 30 min. after the ticket offices opened.
Also Greg, you could get lucky. Back in 1976, Paul McCartney's tickets for his show at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA sold out fast. But, on the day of the concert, I went to the Forum parking lot and got a ticket at face value from someone whose date just did not show. Not everyone is greedy.
Well, the flyer states that the amphitheater holds upwards of 1200 people. And being right there under the stars with the San Jose church right next to you would've made it a special evening, indeed.
The largest outdoor event I ever attended was back in 1976 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles where an Elton John concert drew 65,000 people. Some were out on the baseball field sitting on blankets. Emmylou Harris opened the show, followed by the Steve Miller Band and then, Elton. The event started at 10:00 AM and went on until 6:00 PM that night. That's about the closest I've ever come to attending a rock festival.
It was so misty as to be almost foggy last Saturday morning for the Four Seasons Indian Market at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Actually rained for nearly a half an hour before clearing up at last to a golden sunshiny day. The vendors were happy and so were the attendees. There were Indian arts and craft booths, as well as food (fry bread) and Indian medicine ones. Gloomy morning at Mission San Juan. (I got there a little before 10:00 AM)
One of the "The American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions Dance troupe, a nonprofit organization established by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, descendants of the aboriginal people who populated South Texas and Northeast Mexico. The organization works for the preservation and protection of the culture and traditions of the Native American tribes and other indigenous people who resided in the Spanish colonial missions."
This guy danced, played the flute and acted as spokesperson.
Last Edit: May 29, 2016 15:58:19 GMT -5 by neferetus