I try not to hold grudges, but sometimes I can't help myself. For example, not to beat a dead horse, but I am still bewildered as to how Radiohead tickets were on ebay and Craigslist before they were officially sold out through the mighty Ticketmaster retailer. Oh wait, scalpers. That's right. So what does Ticketmaster decide to do about problems such as this?
According to AntiMusic, Ticketmaster has rolled up their sleeves and decided that it would be a good idea to start auctioning off their "best tickets" to events online. They say that it is a way to help eliminate ticket scalping. However, I say greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Doesn't this turn the tables and put Ticketmaster in the same negative light that those bad scalpers are in? While Ticketmaster's intentions might be good, they don't come across that way to me at all, unless the show auctioned is a charity event. Ticketmaster never ceases to amaze me.
So go ahead, bid on tickets for Pink Martini through Ticketmaster.