I thought this was pretty interesting for a discussion:
Here is the story and is all word of mouth:
Calgary Stampede is celebrating 100 years this year and wanted to set it off with a bang. So they booked the second biggest selling artist of all time, Garth Brooks.
Garth Brooks doesnt do concerts anymore but does a biweekly show in Las Vegas which is a solo act. Small and Personal, they say.
Anyways, tickets went on sale a couple days ago for $60 a ticket. Supposedly, Garth wanted to keep the ticket price low, so anyone can buy them.
Well, the tickets were sold out in 53 seconds. I think the Saddledome holds like 17,000 seats.
On stubhub and kijiji presently, the going price is now $500 to $10,000 a ticket and if you read some of the ads on kijiji, it is very shocking.
Such as "give you my truck for tickets", "my mother is on her deathbed and her last wish is to see garth brook"," i want to take my orphan step kids", and my favorite " I am offering my body and my mother's body for whatever you want for tickets".
I dont know how serious these people are but it is quite nuts. I just don't understand why they can't come up with a solution that would make scalping ineffective and everyone would have a shot at tickets.
I came up with an idea but thought i would like to hear other peoples ideas first.