Yeah, so Sleater-Kinney tickets went on sale today. Surprisingly cheap too. After all that service charge crap, I was set back a mere $21.75. Considering this is their final tour before their "indefinite hiatus," they could have charged a whole lot more. At the listed price of $15, the show managed to sell out in about 20 minutes.
I've had my problems with how the 9:30 Club handles ticket sales in the past, but this was a whole lot easier. Announcing when the tickets go on sale makes a whole lot more sense than surprising everyone by putting tickets up late on Sunday night. Kudos to the 9:30 Club!
So, I got my tickets. My roommate got her tickets. My friends got their tickets. Everything went swell for me. But if you didn't get your tickets, oh man. I feel bad for you.
Here's Asshole Scalper #1. He (or she) is charging $175 for a pair of tickets. What a twat-face. The nerve of someone to take a farewell concert and turn into an opportunity to make that much money is unthinkable to me.
Asshole Scalper #2 takes it to a whole new level. He (or she) is charging $300 for a pair of tickets. Remember, a pair of tickets only cost me $43.50. Anyone who charges that much for a ticket is a fucking schmuck. This kind of scalping is a total violation of rock law*.
My friend and I each bought two tickets. We were afraid the show would sell out in 30 seconds or something wacky like that, so we decided to maximize our chances. We both succeeded in buying tickets, so we have two extra. Unfortunately, we both have integrity and refuse to fuck some poor unsuspecting Sleater-Kinney fan up the ass with such horrifying price gouging. Instead, we plan on finding a friend to take the tickets at face value. If that fails, I'll probably sell 'em on Craigslist for $50. Total potential profit: $3.25.
Now, what to do with these assholes on Craigslist? Well, I'm going to guess that price gouging/scalping is illegal in Washington**. So, I have no choice but to flag the everloving shit out of those outrageous posts. I urge all my readers to flag away. If these scalpers bought those tickets strictly to make money, they don't deserve a fucking cent. At the very least, we can make it as hard for them as possible.
*Oh, and take a gander at the Philly Craigslist page. Notice a difference between the DC prices and the Philly prices?
**I could be wrong. I'm going to flag them anyways.