Scalpers selling free Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere tickets for $240

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Photos by Erik Hess
Today, MLB put up free tickets for the 2014 All-Star Weekend show featuring Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere at TCF Stadium. Unfortunately, this generosity has already backfired for some fans. Many thousand tickets for the July 12 concert went fast, and the radioactive complaints started piling up regarding the functionality of the website where they could be obtained.

No big surprise that scalpers are already capitalizing on the emotions of the buyers already angry about being underwater all morning.

See also:
Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere to play at TCF Bank Stadium

A common concern:
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Something that would've been great to know yesterday:
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And, eventually:
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As a matter of fact, this is true.

At TicketKing the prices are already as high as $240 for field tickets, and plenty of Craigslist activity is going on too. Not long ago, Atmosphere -- who will perform on Conan O'Brien's show on TBS tonight -- took to Twitter to decry this behavior.
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We agree. Attempts to contact MLB regarding the tickets have not been immediately returned, but we will update this post as we get more information. "With the way the stage is placed, we expect to have 27,000 fans in attendance," says an MLB rep. The rep also notes that fans still can obtain tickets through a giveaway by Atmosphere on their Facebook page, plus by in-market radio promotions.

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Jasmine Pike
Jasmine Pike

Wtf! the second one still isn't taken down. i flagged it too

Edward Brian Johnson
Edward Brian Johnson

Hey thank you! Have a great day. I hope that was helpful for you to call a complete stranger a rotten name.

Mel UgoFurst
Mel UgoFurst

2 hours of my life I will never get back. Three times I was allowed to order tickets, and three times I was kicked back out into waiting room. Yet, big ticket resale outlets managed to get in just fine and bogart most of the tix for resale. Something is pretty whack about it all.

Evan Koonce
Evan Koonce

This is why we can't have nice things

Raha Assadi
Raha Assadi

That sucks, especially because I tried for an hour just to get one ticket and I couldn't get through on the website. I'd love to see those 2 together.

Cheryl Blase
Cheryl Blase

I'm sorry but for a FREE concert ...If I couldn't get tickets I'm not going to PAY for them... hope no one is that desperate to buy them either!!!

Laura Sprandel
Laura Sprandel

I was in at 10 am...chose my 4 tickets on lower level, created acct, chose to print my tickets, then it locked me out...gave me error that I hadn't chosen a ticket quantity. Waste of my time...

Erik Bjorn Nelson
Erik Bjorn Nelson

Good thing I don't want to see either act ...fuck them anyways

Tim Stang
Tim Stang

not resale when they were never for sale

Blake Sileo
Blake Sileo

I would not pay 24 cents. Who are they?

Mary Aho
Mary Aho

Early bird gets the worm. I have no problem with it.

Jessica Ibarra
Jessica Ibarra

Yeah Minnetonka tickets, way to know where it's appropriate to sell something. Have you not read any part of this thread you ignorant a-holes? Now go bathe yourself in the waters!

HerbDickersonBig
HerbDickersonBig

Unless you have seen some receipts then people are ASKING $240 NOT selling for $240.  Huge difference.


In the United States of America we have a market economy.  If Fifth Element can sell posters for $500 dollars and make money on every ticket they sell, then why can't a citizen of this country sell something they own for a price someone else agrees to pay.

I'm sorry you forgot the ticket sale started today, I'm sorry you aren't bright enough to follow the band you claim to love closely enough to know there was a pre-sale on their website.

Someone explain to me again why re selling tickets is bad.  I have something someone else is willing to buy.  I used my ability to go to the website on time to purchase tickets.  I can't make a profit?

albatrose_13
albatrose_13

How did TicketKing get so many tickets if the limit was 4?

Kenny Thiem
Kenny Thiem

They shoulda just done a first come first serve to the stadium. If the seats are filled then just close the gates. Problem solved their. No chance to resell them.

Kenny Thiem
Kenny Thiem

I was on since 940 kept refreshing my browser then at 9.59 they let me into seeing the seating chart then at 10.00 I told it I wanted anywhere from 1 ticket to 4 and then it said that it was processing then nothing at all. Absoulute Crud.

Mary Moon
Mary Moon

LOL, wow! I'll wait for the concert on DVD.

Edward Brian Johnson
Edward Brian Johnson

I've "walked into" countless concerts. Stones, Shows at the zoo, Stevie Ray Vaugn, Muddy Waters, and the list goes on and on. walk right past security, or carry a stack of cups, or fake event staff shirt. I'll do it for mccartney, replacements at midway and anyone else WORTH seeing. Always have...always will. When I do pay...its FAR less than face. $20to see Dylan at midway last year.

Sam Lynn Goodman
Sam Lynn Goodman

Ridiculous. That's what I couldn't get my tickets this morning.

Allen UncleAllen
Allen UncleAllen

Does the scalping disgust you or that the tickets were clearly underpriced by the promoter?

Joshua Warren
Joshua Warren

Wish the twins/MLB would go after them legally

Kyle Olson
Kyle Olson

And this is why the site crashed when I was trying to get one ticket. For scammers. #bummer

Rosenga Dylanga
Rosenga Dylanga

i'm imagining a dragon and living in the atmosphere for zero dollars. suck it.

Joshua Ryan Piekarski
Joshua Ryan Piekarski

What a hassle trying to get them with the problems the website was having but was able to get them to go through! Miraculously!! I wouldn't sell them for ANY price!! Bringing my daughter to her first atmosphere show= PRICELESS!!

tealblade
tealblade

@HerbDickersonBig I agree totally, sometimes I buy 4 and sell 2 to help pay for my overall purchase. I don't consider myself a scalper at all, however common sense will tell you all what Herb here said. If Best Buy can sell HDMI cables for 60-90 bucks and they cost $1.50. Quite the mark up if you ask me. Now I don't agree that some idiots are asking hundreds of dollars for a "Free ticket" But any object in life is only worth what some other person is willing to pay. If anyone reads that last line and thinks otherwise, then you don't know what country you're in.

tealblade
tealblade

@albatrose_13 They send out hundreds of teenagers to every on-sale wheter online or in person. They pay stipen to them and they pretty much snag all good tickets from all. Actually I was walking up to get in line at the State theatre once and 15 kids ran past me opened the doors and jumped in line in front of 4 of us. Very rude practices and not the way they should go about their business, if they want to stay in business that is.

scradittythorebitty
scradittythorebitty

I think they use bots to act like a bunch of different people getting them. I'm not a computer guy, but that's what I've heard.

tealblade
tealblade

This isn't about the artist, MLB is paying them for the show, just like any other event. All Twins season ticket holders and AllStar ticket holders got priority to this event first. over 20k tickets of the 27k sold were gone two days before.

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