here we debate about the price of tickets..
availability of seats to the 'loyal' fans..cities and countries he needs to or should play..set list..his voice..use of autotune?..his banter between songs..why Ringo didn't show..the dvd of the tour..too many crowd shots..interviews that cut-in during songs...and why he just doesn't care about the average fan..
my first Paul concert was in 1989..
and since then I've been lucky enough to see him everytime he's toured America, including Coachella.
and except for '89 (Ticketron outlet) and '93 (2nd in line Angel stadium)..
i've purchased all tix online..thru Ticketmaster
and many, many times..I was informed that there were 'no tickets available' or 'sold out'...
and I treated it like I did when I got a busy signal calling for tickets..
or in this case, refreshed the web page..
and tried again..
and again and again and...
up to 20-30mins after the tix went on sale
..i did it for the Hollywood Bowl..
NO Tickets Available!
I purchased 4tix
were they the best seats?..NO
I don't care.
it's Paul, BLOODY, McCartney!
"..at the Hollywood Bowl...
we'll be there..
point is..don't give up!
just realize this...
you are ONE of many millions of fans..
and you are ONE..of many thousands trying to buy tickets to a venue that holds a fraction that size
and you are using a ticketing system that is clearly a monopoly..and is actively participating in legalized scalping practices
so you need every edge:[list][*]join the fan club [*]try to buy tix on the early 'fan club only' date [*]try again when general public goes on sale [*]failing that..try sites like Craigslist, StubHub, TicketsNow, etc. [*]or try local ticket brokers [*]or, try the box office, the day of the show, tixs are sometimes re-released [*]if all else fails..there are human scalpers at said venue[/list:u]
The only question is..
How bad to you really want to see him?
the ticket price goes higher..the lower down the list you go
you have a few months to plan and/or save the appropriate funds
i say..GOOD LUCK to ya!