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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Comment of the Moment: "Everybody Knows This is Tucson"

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The Comment of the Moment is from the post announcing a new concert date in Tucson, Arizona (October 6) of Neil Young + POTR by Chris:
Here's a doozey story. I ordered 3 tix this a.m. and after I hit "Place Order", a message came up saying something or other about how it was misdirected, so I assumed it didn't go through, especially since I was at work, and wasn't sure if that was an issue. Dammit! So I try and again, go all the way through...same thing. I did this 4 times. My bank notifies me that my card has had some "unusual activity" and shut it down. I look at my bank statement and see $1,200+ in concert tix charges! Yikes! So I call the Ticket agency, leave a message and tell them that I'm not sure if I got tickets and about the charges and to please call me back. A fellow named Jason calls me and tells me I've ordered 12 tickets! (3 at a time x 4 attempts!) So it DID work! Whew.

Then he asked me if I wanted all 12. I only needed 3. I thought about Desert Trip and all of the scam artists who bought up banks of tickets leaving schlubs like me (and many of you I assume) in the cold. So I said no...release them to the loyal Neil fans who were trying for tickets like I was. I apologized for the issues I had created though my frenzied attempts to see my idol. Jason was very gracious and said he understood.

Listen, I'm a 60 year old teacher in Tucson who got goosebumps when I saw he was coming to the Old Pueblo. It has been 30 years since he's performed here the "3rd Best Garage Band in the World tour" w/ Crazy was the first time I met him on his birthday at the Viscount Suites Inn in November of 1986. I bought him his favorite drink (or so I thought) a "Salty Dog" grapefruit and tequila with some hot tea on the side as he had lost his voice in New Mexico a few nights earlier. He was gracious and seemed surprised that I knew it was his birthday. My friend and I had printed some shirts for the occasion of his show "Everybody Knows This is Tucson" and gave it to him...Elliot wanted to be sure I wasn't going to sell them at the show. No way. Never rip off the man who has given me so much pleasure and joy through many ups and down over 5 decades, and done so much for so many for so long.

So good luck to you all in getting to the show...thanks again to Thrasher for this great site!

Thanks Chris. Great story and glad you didn't end up with 12 extra tickets. If that had been TicketMaster, you probably would have been screwed. Always nice to hear good customer service is being offered on non-TicketMaster sites. Power to the People.

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At 8/11/2016 10:46:00 AM, Blogger Pabst said...

FWIW, apparently there are Desert Trip tickets available for both weekends on the official site at face value. Some folks say you don't even need to use an Amex to get them at this point.

At 8/14/2016 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

cool story, stalker.


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