The Big Day Out site updated again today detailing how the final 10,000 tickets in Sydney will be sold. Basically, they’re holding a random ballot of 1,000 tickets drawn every Thursday. The tickets in the first 5 ballots will sell for $125, then rest will be $150, plus their extortionate fees. Registrations open on Friday. It seems a kind of crap way to do it to me… but I’m generally unlucky.
they should put everyone in an arena, and attatch 100 tickets to 100 lions. and whoever gets them has to pay 200 dollars plus the bdo scalper fee of 300$. that would be a little more appropriate i think.
but i suppose its a little fairer. the scalpers will obviously register 10000’s of times making any one elses efforts futile
I think they should run a little promotion “Scalp a Scalper” Any one who brings in the head of a scapler gets a ticket. Everybody wins.
Times like these I’m glad I live in Adelaide. Completely forgot about tickets til noon on Friday, still managed to get one with no issues.
But yeah, there should be a much more amusing way to dole out the remaining tickets.
If the demand for tickets is so huge why not add a 2nd Sydney show? Yes, I know they have said that won’t happen but if this year’s Sydney show sold out in record time then maybe it’s worth considering…? They did it back in 2004 with Metallica. I know Tool aren’t as big but surely the initial sales are an indication of the popularity of the event etc. Would it be that difficult to organise? Surely all the bands would do an extra show and instead of putting the final 10,000 tickets in a ballot, why not just sell… Read more »
I like reep’s idea. It’s badass.
For people that care… http://www.bigdayout.com/news/pressreleases.php they updated trying to explain why they’re putting prices up etc. It doesn’t address why the ballot has to be the worst idea in any festival’s history… but hey, if you see some of the bands they book then they can’t be accused of genius.