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Ringo Tickets - I got cheapped!


#1 - Ringo needs to update his site more often!

#2 - This overpriced "Ringo Starr Ticket Package" makes me mad!

Say - did everybody see the update where Ringo added a Portland, OR concert to this summer's tour? No? Well, me either...

But I did get lucky enough that I opened the local newspaper this past Saturday morning and saw an ad - Ringo Starr at McMenamin's Eddgefield Sunday July 20; tickets on sale today, 10 AM! So I said wow, and I looked at my watch and it said 9:15, and I said well, this year I'm not going to deal with that overloaded internet takes 1/2 an hour to get a ticket and by the the good ones are all gone garbage, so I dropped the newspaper on the floor and yelled to my wife in the other room "I'm going to Joe's ticket shack, be back later!", and as she was yelling "Why?" I ran out the door no time to respond got in my car and drove straight to the ticket shack!

I got there and I was the third one in line and I said alright, this year I be getting me some good seats! So I waited there for 40 minutes with the other weirdos who were willing to wait in line for a thing like this and at 10:00 the tickets go on sale and by then three more weirdos had shown up, making the total number of people from my neighborhood willing to wait for Ringo tickets come in at the proud number of 6, and at 10 AM the tickets go on sale and I see this smug smile on the face of the guy at the front of the line thinking he's going front row, and the machine spits out two tickets and the lady hands them to him and he's got row N! And now that smug bassard is all pitsed off and he starts yelling at the lady saying he'd been there since 7 in the morning and and gawd dam it he wants better seats and all I'm thinking is get out of the way you fat bassard I wants my tickets and the ticket shack lady she gets all flustered and tells fat wierdo "If that's what the computer gave me then that's the best available" but that's not good enough and fat bassard stands there loudly demanding better seats and I'm thinking of how I might best phrase a statement to my 4 other compatriots waiting in the Ringo line that if they would be willing to join me in a group maneuver we could physically push this guy out of the way so that the rest of us can get some tickets too and if it ended up that ugly fat boy got knocked down on the floor and trampled by us four rabid Ringo fans well that would've been ok by me but I gotta tell ya -I look at the other four "fans" and they looked pretty complacent subdued lot so I'm thinking well I'll have to be a real motivational speaker here if i'm goping to get this push and shove to happen when thankfully the manager came running up and said to fat loud complaining bassard "Sir, you're going to have to step aside so these other people can get their tickets" and thankfully fat dude in the worn out clothes with his belly hanging over his pants finally moves out of the way, grumbling as he goes. I look at my watch and it is now 10:02. So the next weirdo steps up for tickets and the machine spits out General Admission Lawn seats! And now this guy in front of me wants to complain too but the manager he knows the drill by now so he's still standing there and he tells that guy to step aside and he does. So at 10:03 I'm at the counter getting my Ringo tickets and guess what - they sell me a pair of General Admission Lawn seats for one hundred and five bucks and tell me that if I get there early I can probably stake out a decent space down front! I say "Come on, don't you have any reserved seats left", and she says no, the machine says they sold out at 10:01!!!!!

So I take my lumps as usual - no screaming at the counter from me - I'm too used to getting f*cked by the system to get upset about this one - and I drive home and I look at Ticketmaster online to see what's going on and I figure it out - McMenamin's Edgefield has about 500 reserved seats, and three or four hundred of those are reserved for the "Ringo Starr Ticket Package" that are only sold on line and guess what they're still available all I gotta do is pay two hundred and twenty five bucks a piece for them and throw awat the two tickets that I just paid $52.50 each for! What a deal! And for that extra $175 per ticket you get big prizes - an 8 by 10 of Ringo, a Ringo T-shirt, and a pair of red Ringo drumsticks! Well, I'm here to tell ya - I've already got my Ringo Drumsticks - paid thirty bucks for them on the 2001 tour, I've got plenty o' Ringo T-shirts, and I've got enough Ringo photos to where if I had any more I think that the police would be notified in order to label me a stalker!!!!

I don't need anymore of that stuff, and I'm dam sure not paying $175 for it!

So, here I am, f-ed again by Ticketmaster and their dirty tricks. But at least I know that I'm seeing Ringo on July 20, guaranteed unless him or me dies betwixt now and then, lawn tickets or no! Now that's livin'!!!!

Although I do wish that I could see that fat bassard who held up the line one more time so I could tell him he was lucky to get the seats he got so quit complainin' and then I think I might punch him in the mouth.....

Oh and P.S. - as I was walking out the door of the ticket shack that day I overheard the guy who was behind me in line and he was buying Lynyrd Skynyrd tickets! So I guess that makes the total Ringo line from my neighborhhod stand at a total of five people. Now that's crazy!
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Re: Ringo Tickets - I got cheapped!


Ticketmaster is the confirmed root of all evil. That is all.
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 emoticon I try never to deal with ticketmaster.I either go on ebay or directly to the event's box office,etc.Fortunately here in LA Ringo is playing a big venue that seats nearly 7,000 so I know I'll have actual seats not some spot on the grass.
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Damn, after reading that ordeal, I dont feel so bad about paying the $275 a piece for Macca tickets a few years back. At least we were 7 rows back.

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