'Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Amphitheatre'
Radiohead, May 11, Nissan Pavilion, totally sold out. Cue "All I Need" here!
The swap meet and scalping are in full effect over on Craigslist, where ticketless Radiohead fans are begging, bartering, pleading and bargaining. There's also one fan who took to the board to berate those trying to sell their extra tickets at a markup.
"i just want to say that each and every one of you jerks trying to make a huge profit on radiohead tickets deserve whatever bad karma you have coming to you," this righteous Radiohead fan writes. "there are people who truly love radiohead and have waited years (maybe decades?!) to see them live who could not get tickets because YOU are illegally scalping them. if you bought them and can't use them anymore, fine - but don't make a killing off of someone else's misfortune...
"luckily i got 2 tickets - they were $53.50 each for lawn seats. i wish i had bought more now because now many of my friends cannot get tickets because of [bad word deleted] like you buying them all and reselling them at 3 times the cost. did i mention it is illegal?! i truly hate you, scalpers."
Can you feel the love?
Of course, not everybody is looking to sell their extras for, you know, extra "Dollars and Cents." Some folks are simply trying to trade.
How about two lawn tix for your two Washington Nationals Opening Night tickets?
Or two pit tickets for a Fender Rhodes?
There are plenty of proposals that involve tickets to the upcoming Wilco shows at the 9:30 club, which sort of makes sense, since there's crossover between that band's fan base and Radiohead's.
What doesn't make sense, though, is the poster who is trying to swap two Spice Girls tickets "for equally good seats for Bon Jovi or [the] Radiohead pit." (How could those three acts possibly coexist on one person's playlist?)
Even more amusing, though? This post, which wonders: "willing to discuss some sort of trade? i am looking for 2 tix to Radiohead. i have 2 tix to sold-out Live show at the 930 club that i am willing to throw into the mix."
Live! Now that's ripe.
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