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Mar 07, 2019 15:17:25

What Should I do?

by @itsabhinaya PATRON | 390 words | 1🔥 | 125💌

Abhinaya Konduru

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So I just realized that I have a work meeting scheduled for this Friday at 4 PM at the same time as when BTS concert tickets go on sale. 

Here is the thing, I can't cancel the meeting but at the same time, it is not a serious meeting. It's more of a "get to know" work style meeting. None of my friends are available to get me a ticket. 

Quite frankly they don't wanna go through the stress that they went through last week when one of the BTS concert dates went on sale. It's was like a cyber war zone. You had to get on the Ticketmaster website 10 minutes before they went on sale to have them put you on a queue randomly. You can't leave that tab or refresh the page. If you do and it's past the 10 minutes mark, you will be put at the bottom of the line. My friends and I were able to get on the line before they went on sale and even then we had to wait an hour before we were even allowed to select seats to purchase. Then every time you select a seat, they are taken by somebody else. I had to click on 75 - 90 seats before I was able to score one ticket at a 300 level seats(I was looking for two tickets). None of my friends were able to score a ticket and within 15 minutes of getting in to buy the tickets, everything was sold out. 

I was willing to pay how much ever for a seat close to the stage or a sound check tickets. So, I am wishing that I can score a better ticket this time around since I know how this system works now. 

So should I pull up my computer and get on the line while I am in the meeting or just be happy that I was able to score a ticket already?

If I do:

  • I don't know how the other person is going to react to it
  • I might be jeopardizing my reputation or my fund's reputation 
If I don't:
  • I am going to regret not trying to get better seats
  • I would have to pay 3-5x face value for a "good" seat

I still have a day to decide on what I want to do, so we shall see. 

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    @itsabhinaya One of my pet peeves is a work meeting scheduled Friday in the late afternoon. I would consider 4PM late. So that's the first thing. Second, I used to play the game of getting concert tickets right when they go on sale. I don't know how the frenzy works for BTS tickets, but for rock concerts in the US it has become a nightmare. Even when you sign on the second the tickets are live, many times you are immediately shuttled into a resale system on the Ticketmaster website that guarantees you are going to pay more than face value. I suppose you will have to evaluate how big of a fan you are and how much it means to you to be close to the stage for the concert. For the last several concerts I have waited weeks or sometimes months to buy tickets and was able to get decent seats without getting gouged. And if money is no object there's always Ebay and Stubhub...

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 07, 2019 08:26:05
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      @brandonwilson true true...BTS concerts are usually sold out within minutes and the resale prices are insane. Most of them never go on resale. I am gonna try to get them if the person I am meeting with is cool.

      Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Mar 08, 2019 06:25:59
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