Time to put your money where your mouth is…

So Phish is reuniting. Maybe you have heard, maybe you haven’t.  But for three days in Hampton, VA next March, all four members will stand together and play again.

It’s likely that they will tour after this, but these three days in Hampton will be epic.  And it doesn’t look like anyone gets to go.

Let me explain.  Tickets went on presale early October.  I know countless people who tried to get tickets, some with 20 orders.  I know of 2 people who scored.  Everyone else, including me failed.  I mean, its a country full of hippies, who havent heard Phish play live in over 4 years, all trying for the same show.  They go on GA sale on Saturday morning, but I’m already predicting the worst.

Last week, everyone was super pumped.  As of yesterday, everyone is super let down.  Ive never travelled cross country for a show, and being a west coast fan, my “touring” was much different than the east coast experience.  I thought this would be my chance.

So far, no good.  Especially when you go on to ebay, and people are selling tickets for $290 for one, or $1000 for 4, or $2000 for 2 tickets for all three shows.  its nuts.  So, while cruising ebay today, I came across a listing for $.01.  It looked like a regular listing. Had the photo of the venue and everything.

Looked up to par except for the part at the top that explicitly said to read the entire posting before bidding.   I was intrigued, so I went to the listing and what I saw is after the break.

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE LISTING BEFORE PURCHASING PHISH TICKETS ON EBAY! (THIS LISTING IS NOT FOR TICKETS – THIS LISTING IS FOR THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW)

*I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE BAND – BELOW ARE MY STATEMENTS*

#1.  Phish Is AGAINST scalping.  Any tickets that can be tracked & confirmed as being sold for above face value ($49.50) will be cancelled.

#2.  Purchasing tickets on eBay right now and then waiting until March to receive them puts you in a pickle if they don’t arrive.

a. Because it will be past the deadline to claim non-receipt of an item through eBay

b.  It will be beyond the 90 day grace period to file a claim with PayPal to receive your money back.

c.  It will be beyond the 60 day time frame to leave negative feedback for any seller who does not actually send you any tickets.

#3.  Those selling tickets well above face value have ruined the chance for long-time fans (such as myself) who legitimately registered with the random drawing and those who will be on hold with Ticketmaster all day Saturday that may never get through in time.

ALRIGHTY – SO THAT THIS LISTING IS IN COMPLIANCE WITHIN ALL OF eBay’s POLICIES – I MUST NOW OFFER SOMETHING UP FOR BID

I HAVE NOT USED KEYWORD SPAMMING BECAUSE THE ITEM OFFERED DOES PERTAIN TO THE BAND AND THE TICKET DATES AND THE VENUE

IF YOU CHOOSE TO BID ON THIS LISTING, YOU WILL RECEIVE A PRINT OUT OF MY DENIED REQUEST FOR 2 TICKETS PER EACH PHISH SHOW AT THE HAMPTON COLISEUM.  I WILL ALSO THROW IN A PURPLE “BE GOOD FAMILY” BUMPER STICKER BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THIS LISTING IS ALL ABOUT!

BE GOOD FAMILY!!!!

I wrote to the seller, and congratulated her on the awesome post.  Gotta respect someone who can tell it like it is, and really, only have the fans best interest in mind.

Response: Thank You!

It really is a crock. I wish there would have been a better way to weed out the bad eggs so that only people wanting to actually go to the shows got the tickets! It’s definitely sickening to see so many of them listed here on eBay…especially at these prices!!!

Thanks for sharing the vibe!
Billie

WISH ME LUCK ON SATURDAY!  FINGERS CROSSED I CAN GET THROUGH TO TICKETMASTER

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One response to “Time to put your money where your mouth is…

  1. i am imagining kaveh’s bbh kitchen 10am up-all0night phish dance right now.

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