No, I haven’t sold any tickets yet. This is about how I wound up getting tickets. See, I played that boosts game and wound up with around 200 boosts. This got me a Wednesday 2-3PM PST time slot. I believe some people got 400 boosts and got a code a day earlier. I also found out 2 readers who wrote their own bots got banned from buying tickets due to the bot use. Ouch!
A few things we learned about the codes – the codes were tied to the account (this may be how it is from now on) and the code wasn’t location specific (looking back, the play would have been to pick a city that had low boosts so you’ll be higher up in rank and then buy tickets in your desired city.) It also didn’t matter what price and number of tickets you had selected in the pre-sale.
When it was my time to buy tickets, that was the floor map. I’ll tell you now that the pit was something like $750. The blue middle floor seats were $500. Most of the lower 100’s were also premium prices. I’m sure there were cheaper floor and lower 100’s, but they were gone by the time I was up. So looking at that map, which tickets would you buy? I was trying to decide between higher 100 seats or lower 200 seats. Then that’s when it hit me – in the past, I’ve always sat floor for Taytay. And every single time, the 12 year old girls would stand in their chair blocking my view. And I can’t yell at them. I also would get tired and want to sit down, and sure enough, I’d have no view at that point. So I picked the next best seats in my opinion – I wanted the FIRST ROW of a section. That way, I can sit or stand and no teenie boppers would block me. So I wound up getting some 200 level row 1 seats in the back. While I won’t have the best view per se, I’ll always have a FULL VIEW.
I believe all 6 tickets cost me about $1000 all in. I’ll check to see how many friends want to come. Then I’ll flip the rest….on TICKETMASTER. Yes. Taytay, who is anti-scalpers, is lettings fans resell the tickets back through TM. In the past, you could only transfer. She’s a shrewd businesswoman, so I’m guessing she gets a cut of resales too. That’s the only way to explain it.