I'm not impulsive or a risk taker, but I'm going to surprise my wife by taking her to see Lady Gaga in NYC next weekend (I'm from Ohio). I don't have tickets, the show is sold out. Have any of you had success in getting tickets to sold out shows? If so, how can I emulate your success?
Thanks a lot!
Oh, and I'm not soliciting for tickets. I'm sincerely asking for your advice. Thanks a lot!
posted by monkeyman82
on Jan 12, 2010 -
Pop rock meets little sisters filter: I would like to buy my two teenage sisters tickets to a pop concert for Christmas. Ticketmaster is not being helpful and I can't seem to find anything useful in too-much-info alt-weekly. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos
on Dec 2, 2009 -
I need to find the most affordable flight from south Georgia to California. I seem to have too many variables though. How do I find the best flight from multiple possible departure airports to multiple possible arrival airports? Throw flexible dates in there as well just for fun. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane
on Oct 28, 2009 -
I am buying a plane ticket with my credit card and someone else has access to my credit card statements. How much information about my flight will that person be able to get? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame
on Oct 25, 2009 -
Mets tickets: next Friday, 10/2, vs the Astros- has to be a cheaper way, right? [more inside]
posted by xmutex
on Sep 25, 2009 -
Whats the best way to buy a flight for a vacation that you know you are going on (greater than 3 months in the future)? I am tired of getting screwed for being prepared. [more inside]
posted by schindyguy
on Jul 29, 2009 -
I am going to be in LA the week of August 10th, and I'm dying to see a taping of the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. I put in a request for tickets, but the website said they are only taking reservations for September. Any MeFites have any inside tips on how to get tickets? [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Jul 27, 2009 -
best intersection near staples center in los angeles to find potential ticket scalpers for michael jackson memorial? [more inside]
posted by gcat
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Given that the airlines are reducing the numbers of flights due to the economic downturn, what is the optimal time to book cheap flights? In the past, I've had great success booking domestic flights 2-3 days before. This time, we will be booking 2 round trip tickets. I just booked a flight from the western US to Montreal for my husband, three weeks ahead, as we found the planes were filling up rapidly. We didn't get much of a deal.
Standby is not on option as I'll be flying with an autistic person.
Any and all hive-mind thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
posted by ragtimepiano
on Jun 28, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend strategy/tactics for snagging cheap day seats for 'Waiting for Godot' in London? Will there be a snarling crowd at 10AM Saturday morning outside the Theatre Royal Haymarket? How early ought I arrive to ensure I'm in the front of the queue?
posted by Devoidoid
on Jun 18, 2009 -
AirlineFilter: How risky is it to do back to back ticketing? Is there any other way I can reasonably get from VIE-CCS-JFK? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jun 2, 2009 -
In the movie The Parallax View
(1974), Warren Beatty boards a passenger plane, without a plane ticket. He doesn't have to buy one until the flight attendant comes down the aisle to ask him, "Round trip?" Was air travel really this casual back then, like getting on a train?
posted by Kirklander
on May 28, 2009 -
I have had a perfect storm of bureaucratic screwups take $400 and many hours of my life from me. Can I get my money back? I've been fighting up to now with no success so I don't even know who or what to do anymore. Help! (Companies involved: AAA, DMV, LA Parking Violations Bureau) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on May 20, 2009 -
I just got off the waiting list and am now eligible to buy Washington Redskins season tickets. I don't really want to go to the games. Is it worth buying them to resell them anyway? [more inside]
posted by procrastination
on Apr 28, 2009 -
Roadtrip to see Minnesota Vikings. I'm looking to head to Minneapolis in November to catch a Vikings game and I'm wondering what my chances are of getting tickets from a scalper on game day. We'll have 4 or 5 guys and we obviously want to sit together, is that even possible from a scalper? Any suggestions for accommodations and other activities to take in on the weekend?
posted by gfroese
on Apr 15, 2009 -
A very large media company is interested in talking to my small, three-person start-up. They're in LA, we're in NYC. How do we gently ask them to fly us out for a meeting? Or should we pay our own way? Not to be picky, but: as interesting as theoretical answers might be, I'm really looking for advice from someone who's been in a similar situation, and how they handled it. Thanks!
posted by Damn That Television
on Mar 19, 2009 -
Two people traveling, want to travel together, one needs to return on a different day. How to do so? Online? Phone? [more inside]
posted by Towelie
on Mar 12, 2009 -
AirfareFilter: I need to go to Montana in May. At what time between now and then will tickets be cheapest? [more inside]
posted by voltairemodern
on Feb 16, 2009 -
YASTAM (yet another speeding ticket) I received a citation for speeding the other day. All of the "driver" information is correct. (Just about) all of the vehicle information is wrong. Are there any outs? [more inside]
posted by those are my balloons
on Feb 3, 2009 -
I might be in Boston in May and would love to see a ball game at Fenway. The Red Sox are in town, and there are tickets available. Should I buy a ticket now? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Jan 22, 2009 -
Have ticketmaster hard tickets, need to get them to a friend before tomorrow night. Can I turn them into e-tickets somehow? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito
on Jan 9, 2009 -
What do I need to do to be able to go to the Obama rally in Grant Park on November 4th? [more inside]
posted by garlic
on Oct 29, 2008 -
Help me devise the best way for four people to split and manage a couple of NBA (Hornets) season tickets. [more inside]
posted by ajr
on Oct 20, 2008 -
I have open return tix with EL AL which expire in two months. now the doc says i may not be able to fly... [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister
on Jun 29, 2008 -
I suddenly find I am going to be in the Windy City next weekend and would love to score tix to the Friday afternoon Cubs/White Sox game at US Cell. What's the best reliable way to get tix? In the past I have had no problem getting tix from scalpers out front of Wrigley. Is it the same at US Cell? Otherwise, any suggestions? Ticketmaster is useless and I hate them.
posted by dzot
on Jun 20, 2008 -
My community theatre group forgot to have tickets printed for this weekend's show. I'd like to use a template and print them on my office copier to help the group save money. Is there an online program that will help me do this easily? I have MS Office 2000 programs, but the built in templates don't want to cooperate.
Guidance would be appreciated.
posted by rdauphin
on Jun 4, 2008 -
I've got tickets to the Sonoma Jazz Festival that I can't use. Have any tips on getting ride of them? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans
on May 22, 2008 -
I'm looking for a picture/scan of a Phoenix Suns ticket and my google-fu doesn't seem to find anything large enough to print. Any links or personal scans would be much appreciated.
posted by woolylambkin
on May 19, 2008 -
I want to buy tickets to a Yankee's / A's game in Oakland, but only if Chien Ming Wang is pitching. How/when can I find out when he's pitching, and how far ahead should I buy tickets? [more inside]
posted by bargex
on May 14, 2008 -
Please help me enjoy the Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary tickets I just bought! [more inside]
posted by pitseleh
on May 10, 2008 -
With the internet making it much easier to sell things remotely, how is Ticketmaster still able to virtually monopolize event ticket sales? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas
on Apr 29, 2008 -
W.A.S.T.E. of a question, but I need a script that will perform a diff and play an alert sound when a reload reveals that the HTML page has changed relative to the previous reload. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Wife, kid and I are going to Boston in mid-April for the Marathon, and we'd like to take in a Red Sox game since kid is a huge fan. We are not regular MLB ticket purchasers though. Should we buy tickets now at 2X list price from a broker, or wait until closer to game day and hope the price drops? Are weekdays less likely to sell out? (teams on the schedule are Rangers and Angels, and it's Marathon weekend).
posted by ldenneau
on Mar 30, 2008 -