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Lord Phidias
03-29-2012, 02:39 AM
Metallica will come to my city in August, they originally set two dates for their shows, performing the albums Ride the Lightning and The Black Album, because of the anniversary of those releases, but due to overwhelming demand, they opened one more date. The first two dates were sold out after two hours on the pre-sale for a Bank's credit card holders, which is bullshit because the fans with no access to credit cards didn't have the opportunity to buy tickets, even when they camped for hours before the oficial sale, but no one opened the ticket office, so they made a riot and fucked up the fences of the recinct (lol, angry metalheads). Then, the third date also sold out on the pre-sale. The day after that I saw on the newspaper "Metallica confirmed two more dates!", the presale was today and again, the fucking shows were sold out after few hours of release, so they decided to open one more date, again... So, Metallica will give SIX shows in my city.

I know it's not greed, but I am also clear this is not consideration to the fans either, because of the policy of the sales sistem, first a presale for fan club members (charging three extra quotes: for presale, special presale, and ticketmaster charges). I don't really care too much, because I have my ticket (only one is enough, I have a friend who will attend to the 6 dates), but I think the elitist sale is bullshit. Complete bullshit.

What do you think?

Llamas
03-29-2012, 05:46 AM
This is TicketMaster you're talking about, right? I'm surprised you even have to question the fact that they're full of greed. TicketMaster is greedy and manipulative and rips off its fans at every angle. If I understand your post correctly, it sounds like TM made a deal with a bank to earn the bank more money and the bank would advertise for TM or something. Typical businesses doing business, that's all.

RageAndLov
03-29-2012, 08:16 AM
Metallica is not known for being best pals with their fans as well. Suing their fans for downloading a few Metallica songs is not the way to keep a fanbase. Although, Metallica did probably have nothing to with this issue of the tickets, but rather TicketMaster.

Lord Phidias
03-29-2012, 11:12 AM
This is TicketMaster you're talking about, right? I'm surprised you even have to question the fact that they're full of greed. TicketMaster is greedy and manipulative and rips off its fans at every angle. If I understand your post correctly, it sounds like TM made a deal with a bank to earn the bank more money and the bank would advertise for TM or something. Typical businesses doing business, that's all.


Metallica is not known for being best pals with their fans as well. Suing their fans for downloading a few Metallica songs is not the way to keep a fanbase. Although, Metallica did probably have nothing to with this issue of the tickets, but rather TicketMaster.

Oh yes, of course Metallica didn't have anything to do about the policy, but they are the ones giving the show, and they get paid for it, that's what I'm talking about, everyones knows fucking TM is a soulless corporation.

coke_a_holic
03-29-2012, 12:21 PM
It could always be worse, you could have paid good money to see some shitty, washed up band who haven't been remotely respectable for, like, 30 years or something. That would be super embarrassing.

Llamas
03-29-2012, 02:06 PM
It could always be worse, you could have paid good money to see some shitty, washed up band who haven't been remotely respectable for, like, 30 years or something. That would be super embarrassing.

lolololo icwutudidthar. It's true.

Lord Phidias
03-29-2012, 04:28 PM
lolololo icwutudidthar. It's true.

Sigh... sure their recent music is shit, but they were awesome... and live they are great, even with the worst live drummer of metal.