by Nick Hardy on Feb 08th, 2012
Oh, Ticketmaster! You big, rusty monopoly machine with your exorbitant services fees that make customers think twice about buying a ticket for an event. You do realize your power, right? Do you know how much good you could do for this unstable industry? Guess not, considering the Mumford and Sons fiasco that happened here in Nashville as soon as tickets went on sale.
I must say, shame on Mumford for not providing customer service for their angry fans. Actually – shame on the industry for purchasing all the tickets just so they could claim the show was sold out and keep the hype growing. It’s going to be interesting to see empty seats for this show.
A good friend and a trusted colleague of mine, Paul Schatzkin, voiced his anger and a possible solution for the way Ticketmaster should handle presale ticket over on his blog at Cohesion Arts. Check it out, it’s a good read:
If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, just head on over to http://www.mumfordandsons.com/ and purchase a pair. Oh wait, you can’t it’s “sold out” even though their website still says they are available.