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February 9, 2014 11:55 pm
nevver:

50 years ago today, Fab 4 on Ed Sullivan

nevver:

50 years ago today, Fab 4 on Ed Sullivan

February 3, 2014 11:27 pm February 2, 2014 11:43 pm

vinylespassion:

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, 2000.

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May 20, 2013 11:56 pm July 8, 2012 11:22 pm July 5, 2012 11:15 pm June 12, 2012 9:06 pm May 31, 2012 12:30 am May 19, 2012 4:56 pm May 18, 2012 11:09 am
thedailywhat:

Sticking It To The Man of the Day: In a largely symbolic — but nonetheless commendable — “f*ck you” to the likes of ticket vendors who charge exorbitant service fees, one jam band has scalped tickets to its own show.
Here’s how it went down, according to the New York Times:

One Friday afternoon recently, about 50 fans and friends of the band String Cheese Incident took $20,000 in cash to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to take a small stand against the system — in this case, Ticketmaster.
With money advanced by the band, each person had enough to buy eight tickets at $49.95 apiece for the group’s show in July. Once all tickets were in hand, almost 400 of them, they were carried back to String Cheese headquarters in Colorado and put on sale again through the group’s website — for $49.95.

“We’re scalping our own tickets at no service charge,” explained Mike Luba, one of the group’s managers. “It’s ridiculous.”
SCI still charged $12 for postage to mail the tickets, so fans really only saved about $5, but still — movement’s gotta start somewhere.
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thedailywhat:

Sticking It To The Man of the Day: In a largely symbolic — but nonetheless commendable — “f*ck you” to the likes of ticket vendors who charge exorbitant service fees, one jam band has scalped tickets to its own show.

Here’s how it went down, according to the New York Times:

One Friday afternoon recently, about 50 fans and friends of the band String Cheese Incident took $20,000 in cash to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to take a small stand against the system — in this case, Ticketmaster.

With money advanced by the band, each person had enough to buy eight tickets at $49.95 apiece for the group’s show in July. Once all tickets were in hand, almost 400 of them, they were carried back to String Cheese headquarters in Colorado and put on sale again through the group’s website — for $49.95.

“We’re scalping our own tickets at no service charge,” explained Mike Luba, one of the group’s managers. “It’s ridiculous.”

SCI still charged $12 for postage to mail the tickets, so fans really only saved about $5, but still — movement’s gotta start somewhere.

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