Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Possible ban on ticket sales?

Today, State Senator Gwen Howard of Omaha announced that she plans to introduce legislation in January that would limit ticket sales during the first 48 hours that tickets are available by allowing each person to buy only six tickets during that period. Plus, they would have to buy them in person.

Okay, let's think about this logically. Presume I want to go to the Big O for a night of Dierks Bentley and Sugarland. Instead of being able to call and order the tickets - which obviously makes sense since I live 3 hours away from Omaha - I have to be at the Qwest Center. In person. Never mind the fact that I have to show up to work so that I have a job that can assist in the purchase of these tickets.

The proposed legislation she plans on introducing will not solve the problem. I see the point she is trying to make: large ticket companies purchase blocks of tix and then resell them online and over the phone, sometimes at a higher than face value price.

But for someone who just enjoys a night of listening to good music or watching a premier event, that opportunity might not exist because this certain senator is upset because the Hannah Montana concert sold out!

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