We certainly know about it in my house. Glee star Darren Criss’ first nationwide concert tour is sold out.
It was Saturday morning when my 18-year old daughter asked to borrow my credit card. The only time she usually asks me for that is when she wants to buy something online–and it usually has something to do with school.
She waited patiently by her computer for the clock to tick 10 a.m. That’s when the tickets for Criss’ tour would officially go on sale.
Ten minutes later, she dejectedly handed my credit card back to me and informed me the tour was sold out.
Perhaps not surprising given the popularity of Glee and the fact that Criss is playing in intimate venues.
Also not surprising was that tickets were already being sold on the internet for Criss concert prior to the sale and for multiple times above face value.
There had been a presale of tickets apparently for fans with as part of a credit card promotion. But the limited tickets sold during the presale also sold out quickly.
Funny how the scalpers always manage to get tickets. The former CEO of a now defunct ticket agency once told me that it was common for promoters and venues to cut deals with these scalpers. In the old days they would hire the homeless to stand in line for hours before a sale to ensure the scalpers to get tickets. These days their methods are a bit more sophisticated, but the results are the same.
The true fans who save their money to see their favorite band are often left without.