“Don’t buy scalped tickets” is a good lesson at any time. But really don’t buy scalped tickets if you’re in London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The production has just taken some drastic measures and you could be out a lot of money.
Just in time for everyone to freak out about Lin-Manuel Miranda leaving “Hamilton,” New York has criminalized ticket bots to make it a little easier to get tickets. Maybe.
Most of us have resigned ourselves to never seeing “Hamilton” in this lifetime, but Lin-Manuel Miranda himself says that it doesn’t have to be that way. He wants to fight the ticket robots together so us lowly non-celebs can buy them before they’re resold for half the price of a new car.
Live Nation Entertainment, the live music behemoth forged in the mega-merger between ticket seller Ticketmaster, artist manager Front Line Management Group, and promoter and venue owner Live Nation, finds itself at a crossroads.
We knew people in Asia were paying people in the US to line up for iPad 2s to ship overseas, but we didn't know it was this bad. The NY Post says more than half of the 400 people in line at 8 a.m. gave their iPads to a guy in a BMW X5 for cash.