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SPRINGSTEEN FANS DISAPPOINTED AS SCALPERS FREEZE OUT ONLINE TICKET BUYERS
Ultimate classic rock ^ | 1.28.12

Posted on 01/28/2012 9:27:38 PM PST by InvisibleChurch

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A statement posted on Springsteen’s official website also addressed the issue, saying that ”We know that many of you have been having trouble getting tickets on this morning’s on-sales.” - well, i guess that takes care of that. I'm relieved (rolling eyes)
1 posted on 01/28/2012 9:27:47 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch; a fool in paradise; dfwgator; Slings and Arrows
ROCK ON WHEELS PING!


2 posted on 01/28/2012 9:31:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I would think Comrade Springsteen would placate the masses with tickets that all could afford.......LOL.

One of the biggest hypocrites going....


3 posted on 01/28/2012 9:32:54 PM PST by GQuagmire (Pats 33 Giants 24 Pats Super Bowl 46 Champs)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Screw ‘im. Never liked his music that much, and his Jersey attitude even less


4 posted on 01/28/2012 9:34:28 PM PST by bigbob
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To: GQuagmire

Bruce should sell all the tickets at the door the day of the concert.


5 posted on 01/28/2012 9:36:13 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: GQuagmire
If the lowlife really practiced what he preached, he would have a free concert.

Profits for me, but not for thee.

6 posted on 01/28/2012 9:36:57 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: GQuagmire

wheres the LIKE button?


7 posted on 01/28/2012 9:37:55 PM PST by justkillingtime
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To: InvisibleChurch

The Bruce and The Donald, are they related?


8 posted on 01/28/2012 9:38:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GQuagmire

...or better yet perform for free. He’s made enough money by now. Charging at this point is just greed.


9 posted on 01/28/2012 9:38:37 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: InvisibleChurch

There was probably a presale too, where the good seats were sold.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 9:39:51 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: InvisibleChurch
April, 2008:

Rock star Bruce Springsteen endorsed Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday, saying “he speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years.”

“He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next president,” the letter said.


11 posted on 01/28/2012 9:40:28 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: bigbob

The classic example of overhype. Couldn’t sing, couldn’t play, liberal music press loved him to death . . . about the best thing about him is that when his fans yell his name at concerts, it sounds like they’re booing him.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 9:40:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Revolting cat!

*chuckle*

I’ve gone to two Bruce concerts. The first was pretty good. The second had no floor seating...just standing room tickets. The floor was PACKED! Good thing I was broke and had to buy upper level seats.

New concert? Clarence died. Why bother?


13 posted on 01/28/2012 9:41:41 PM PST by berdie
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To: InvisibleChurch

I know I will upset NJ FReepers here by saying this, but Springsteen blows. Other than 10th Avenue Freeze Out, his music sucks.


14 posted on 01/28/2012 9:41:49 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: berdie

I saw Bruce before he became ‘The’. Solo act. Very good and promising.


15 posted on 01/28/2012 9:43:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Stubhub prices for his April 9 gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden currently start at $143 for nosebleed balcony seats and top out at $8,719 for prime spots on the first level

I paid $4.50 to see The Beatles live in 1966, but I sure wouldn't pay over $8,000 to see anyone, I don't care if was the queen of Russia.

16 posted on 01/28/2012 9:47:27 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Inyo-Mono
The Beatles live in 1966

You saw the Beatles in 1966? Wow, I wouldn't have washed my hand since then if I had!

Oh, and by the way, the Russians didn't have a queen, they had a Tsarina!

17 posted on 01/28/2012 9:51:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Many like to bash Springsteen's music and minimize him as an artist because he is a big-time Lefty (and he is). However, if Bruce Springsteen was a rock-solid conservative who supported Ronald Reagan, we would all be raving about the genius of his music (which is actually quite good).

That said, Springsteen as a person is a sanctimonious a-hole who is a hypocrite of the highest order. He's about as "working class" as Michael Moore and for all his leftist rhetoric, he gouges his fans with some of the highest ticket prices in the music industry.

Still, his body of work stands the test of time. I still get shivers up my spine hearing songs like "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", "Atlantic City" and "Tunnel of Love". Can't deny his musical talent. But I'll be damned if I ever attend one of his overpriced shows, where between songs, he'll bash the United States, conservatism and capitalism - without which, he'd be a nobody.

18 posted on 01/28/2012 9:52:10 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 6 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Revolting cat!

I hate the guys politics (like I hate most of them) but he has done some good work. His movie sound tracks are awesome.

You are lucky, wish I could have seen him in his beginnings.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 9:52:10 PM PST by berdie
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To: InvisibleChurch

“Scalpers Freeze Out Online Ticket Buyers”

Hey, do you suppose it happened on...10th Avenue?

(yes, I know. That was awful. And not all that funny. But you knew *someone* was going to say it eventually...)


20 posted on 01/28/2012 9:52:56 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I saw them as well at that crazy price. Well, I may have paid $6. You really couldn’t even hear the music. Large screaming crowd and tiny sound equipment. I think the speakers I have now for my stereo are bigger, lol.

Ticket prices for concerts are for the most part kinda crazy. These aging artists need to keep in mind that their fan base is aging and can’t pay the price...or want to deal with the crowd.

The last concert I went to was the Eagles “Hell Freezes Over Tour”. The ticket price was obscene ($200), but hey it was the last time to hear them. And Hell Keeps Freezing Over with them. I hate to be suckered.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 10:03:06 PM PST by berdie
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To: InvisibleChurch

A hack is hacked.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 10:04:16 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

This wouldn’t be a problem if Ticketmaster just charged market prices to begin with. The scalpers are just doing a service that Ticketmaster won’t do - finding the true market price and distributing tickets to those willing to spend the resources on them.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 10:05:44 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’ll drink to that.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 10:06:08 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: InvisibleChurch
Stubhub prices for his April 9 gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden currently start at $143 for nosebleed balcony seats and top out at $8,719 for prime spots on the first level — a bit more expensive than the $98 face value they originally went for.

I wouldn't pay $20 to see Springsteen.

Nils Lofgren is a different matter.

25 posted on 01/28/2012 10:21:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Of course Springsteen stole everything he ever knew form Nils Lofgren.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 10:27:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
To Many Miles
27 posted on 01/28/2012 10:31:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Ohhhh nooooo! A liberal just got hosed by a bunch of the “99 Percenter” mentality!


28 posted on 01/28/2012 10:42:44 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

You don’t have to. It looks like I am drinking for two tonight.


29 posted on 01/28/2012 10:45:17 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

With Danny and Clarence now dead, what’s the point?

When the change was made uptown
And the big man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
All the little pretties raise their hands
Im gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When scooter and the big man bust this city in half
With a tenth avenue freeze-out, tenth avenue freeze-out
Tenth avenue freeze-out...


30 posted on 01/28/2012 10:47:53 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: xjcsa

Ticketmaster has done this in the past. About 15 years ago, I got through their phone line to buy 4 tickets to see The Stones. The price was $125 each. I figured I would keep two and sell the other two for $250 each. Then Ticketmaster announced a $117 per ticket service fee. I passed.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 10:53:25 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild ("A republic, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SamAdams76
However, if Bruce Springsteen was a rock-solid conservative who supported Ronald Reagan, we would all be raving about the genius of his music (which is actually quite good).

I've never liked Springsteen. His music was more or less bubble gum in an age when some of the greatest rock and roll bands existed, and from people who actually knew how to play their instruments.

The only thing he has going for him is that he is decent songwriter. Other than that, he can't sing outside of his own genre, he certainly can't play his guitar, and he is absolutely nothing without a band behind him.

32 posted on 01/28/2012 11:41:27 PM PST by csense
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To: CaptainK

Bruce should sell all the tickets at the door the day of the concert.
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Concur. That’s the ticket. Sorry.


33 posted on 01/28/2012 11:52:09 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: ILS21R

Rock star Bruce Springsteen endorsed Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president
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If Obama gets his way. Bruce will be the most useful idiot going.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 11:55:32 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: GQuagmire

And over-rated. A couple of good songs and the rest sounds like they were written by a angst-ridden 15 year old boy.


35 posted on 01/29/2012 12:04:51 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: csense
x2.

I've long thought Springsteen was the most overrated guy in rock and roll. It's not that he's bad, I'm just at a loss to see how he's so fantastically great. I don't get that at all.

36 posted on 01/29/2012 12:06:33 AM PST by Ackackadack
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To: ILS21R

Where can one purchase this urine and vomit bag?


37 posted on 01/29/2012 12:33:23 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: Ackackadack
It's not that he's bad, I'm just at a loss to see how he's so fantastically great.

I can see people liking his music, and I don't disagree when they say he's a good songwriter, or at least he used to be, but this notion that he's a genius, or even anything close to it, is the biggest pile of excrement I've ever heard.

Frank Zappa, whether you liked him or not, was probably the closest thing to a true musical genius in that time and for that kind of music.

38 posted on 01/29/2012 12:40:42 AM PST by csense
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To: ILS21R
Hey, that urine bag looks pretty useful!

(I have a small bladder)

39 posted on 01/29/2012 12:46:18 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bob Seger was/is the real Bruce Springsteen. Seger sings better, writes better, and his music has more emotional depth. Springsteen is an east coast leftist wo the fawed over.


40 posted on 01/29/2012 1:10:44 AM PST by LongWayHome
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To: SamAdams76

I totally agree.


41 posted on 01/29/2012 3:17:40 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Can’t stand the Commie Springsteen and can’t comprehend why people will pay such outrageous sums to see pukes like him.

The ONLY time I’ve enjoyed Springsteen was his performance in the dueling guitars on the Roy Orbison’s “A Black and White Night”, done in the late ‘80s. I watched the video tape of that program so many times! The ladies doing backup were also fantastic, including Bonnie Raitt my favorite (her album/tape “Home Plate” is great).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Orbison_and_Friends,_A_Black_and_White_Night


42 posted on 01/29/2012 3:34:02 AM PST by octex
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To: Politics4US

Not always true. Many time presale seats are inferior to regular sale seats. They get you to pay more for less.


43 posted on 01/29/2012 4:05:21 AM PST by Renegade
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To: InvisibleChurch

If the idiots attending the concerts would boycott a few that the scalpers bought out, leaving the scalpers in the bag, it might start to solve the problem. The problem isn’t the scalpers, it’s the folks that are willing to be scalped.


44 posted on 01/29/2012 4:24:27 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Remember this scumbag cheated on his wife and kids also, TWICE. not to mention he is an avowed communist from way back, He should be held up as a poster boy for Not Becoming a Heroin Junkie for the way it has affected his thought process. Everytime you purchase a ticket or song or anything else from the vast majority of the Entertainment industry, you are DIRECTLY SUPPORTING TERRORISTS AND COMMUNISTS WORLDWIDE.


45 posted on 01/29/2012 4:26:54 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Lazlo in PA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGMPNGCrn5A


46 posted on 01/29/2012 4:35:54 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: InvisibleChurch
The use of computers for voting on-line would suffer from the same types of shenanigans. There are people who have nothing to do in life but to sit at a computer (mostly in Mommy and Daddy's basement) to try to break in to computer systems to disrupt (hacking) as a "sport".

You will recall that "Anonymous" is regularly hacking sites to draw attention to favored issues, and dirsrupting highly-protected sites. Where there is computer security, it can ALWAYS be penetrated when outside input is provided, no matter how "secure" it is supposed to be.

I believe that sentences for those caught disrupting lives of thousands, including ALL FORMS OF VOTE FRAUD, should carry minimum penalties of a Felony Conviction, and MANDATORY prison time.

There's no risk in disruption, even of the Electoral process through Fraud, when sentences are regularly bargained down to a couple thousand dollar fines, and/or, "probation".

47 posted on 01/29/2012 5:06:40 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: eyeamok

Could you provide any links to sources to back that up? I would like to read about the specifics. It would make for an interesting conversation when I see my mother in law because she worships the guy. Thanks.


48 posted on 01/29/2012 5:24:55 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: InvisibleChurch

To do a pun based on a BB King song title, they’re
Paying The Cost To SEE The Boss.

(orig.” Paying the Cost to be the boss”)


49 posted on 01/29/2012 5:51:39 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: InvisibleChurch

What a crock. There are a finite amount of tickets that will all be sold to people who want to hear the guy’s music. For every unhappy who did not get a ticket, there is a happy person who did. There is by definition no net disappointment.


50 posted on 01/29/2012 8:34:58 AM PST by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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