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#1441 Jason-L

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:59 PM

I guess last year we hit peak festival, and now we're seeing the fallout from that.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:18 PM

Apparently a combination of fewer acts touring this year combined with many of the expenses being paid out in US $$$$ sunk them. Will be interesting to see if miss teen ASE gets her money back. I believe tickets were in the neighborhood of $3-400. I won't hold my breath. Might be an expensive life lesson coming up for her.....



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

Miss Teen JF wasn't thrilled with the Pemby line-up but, was looking forward to the experience. Having bought the ticket for her 19th birthday present myself, I'm hoping for a refund. Contacted CC company who seem to be open to providing refund. That's what CC cover's about - knowing you're covered if you don't receive what you paid for. I suppose I could tell Miss JF that she just won't get a birthday present and to learn a life lesson (which is, what, don't trust concert promoters? resign yourself to travelling to the US or UK for festivals?) but, I think that'd just be adding insult to injury.

 

She's really quite bummed about the whole state of music festivals - said to me, "is that the end of music festivals altogether now, do you think?". Don't really know what to tell her. She's at prime festival age. Such great times and music to be had. Her dad and I and no doubt many of our contemporaries enjoyed so many of them. We were taking her to them when she was a newborn and a toddler. Too sad that now's she's grown she can't enjoy even a small slice of what was on offer 18 years ago. Ah well, need to get her saving up for Glastonbury 2018 now!

 

Oh, not really buying the exchange rate thing. US/CAN wasn't that different a year ago. There must be more to it?


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

Miss Teen JF wasn't thrilled with the Pemby line-up but, was looking forward to the experience. Having bought the ticket for her 19th birthday present myself, I'm hoping for a refund. Contacted CC company who seem to be open to providing refund. That's what CC cover's about - knowing you're covered if you don't receive what you paid for. I suppose I could tell Miss JF that she just won't get a birthday present and to learn a life lesson (which is, what, don't trust concert promoters? resign yourself to travelling to the US or UK for festivals?) but, I think that'd just be adding insult to injury.

 

She's really quite bummed about the whole state of music festivals - said to me, "is that the end of music festivals altogether now, do you think?". Don't really know what to tell her. She's at prime festival age. Such great times and music to be had. Her dad and I and no doubt many of our contemporaries enjoyed so many of them. We were taking her to them when she was a newborn and a toddler. Too sad that now's she's grown she can't enjoy even a small slice of what was on offer 18 years ago. Ah well, need to get her saving up for Glastonbury 2018 now!

 

Oh, not really buying the exchange rate thing. US/CAN wasn't that different a year ago. There must be more to it?

Seemed pretty weak to me too, then again I'm still in my Jethro Tull phase so what do I know?

 

Don't know what the mix was re: US vs Canadian acts, however assuming the majority were 'Murrican, who were to be paid in US bucks according to the sources I read, and your taking in Canadian dollars at the turnstiles, the difference is potentially substantial.

 

I gather too this festival has never been on solid financial ground and that ticket sales both last year and this were substantially below expectations.



#1445 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:26 PM

The receiver's fact sheet says they lost money the last 3 years, and ate the losses.

 

http://documentcentr... Fact Sheet.pdf

 

Or at least the Q & A says that.

 

http://documentcentr...d Questions.pdf

 

They were on an upward trend though.

 

Tickets were $369 and up (some early birds sold for less).



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:41 AM

So is the Pemberton news good or bad for Rifflandia? Frees up some artists but makes ticket buyers more wary?



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

I'm not sure that many teens listen to The National. Most of their fans are in my age bracket (24-35 or something like it).

Some teens listen to the National. I gained instant credibility with the two teens next door when they found out I liked the National and the Shins :-)


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#1448 nerka

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:29 AM

I also got my Gen X "Decemberists" tickets for August, at the Orpheum. That one went real quick. :)

I'm a little bitter that I am going to be away for that :-(


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#1449 Mike K.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:32 AM

So is the Pemberton news good or bad for Rifflandia? Frees up some artists but makes ticket buyers more wary?

 

See, that's what I've been thinking. Paying hundreds of dollars for a festival up front before you even know the line-up is kinda risky.

 

Oh, and Rifflandia says they'll be announcing the line-up soon.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:00 AM



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#1451 FirstTimeHomeCrier

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:24 AM

Managed to get National tickets during the general sale, but I'm scratching my head over all the charges. For two $53 tickets, there was a $6 "facility charge," $40 "service fee," and $5.50 "order processing fee." So for two tickets that are supposedly fifty bucks, I end up paying over $150 total.

 

Also, I just checked and it looks like it is down to single tickets already (after 24 minutes).


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#1452 Matt R.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:33 AM

What row and section did you end up with?

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

Also, I just checked and it looks like it is down to single tickets already (after 24 minutes).

I just bought two seats, one behind the other. Best I could do.  I was in meetings all morning till now.  I'm definitely toward the old fogey end of Gen X so it will be interesting to see if I am the oldest guy there :-)

 

Holy service charges batman! Reminded me how much I love ticket monster


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#1454 Matt R.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

Got another post on my FB feed about Steve Earle playing Vancouver on Oct 1.  Am I stuck in a time warp or is he coming to Victoria and Vancouver after all?

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

What row and section did you end up with?

Matt.

 

Row 24, centre section.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

Got another post on my FB feed about Steve Earle playing Vancouver on Oct 1.  Am I stuck in a time warp or is he coming to Victoria and Vancouver after all?

 

Matt.

 

Looks like this time it's legit. Oct 1st @ the Commodore - http://www.steveearle.com/tour/. Tix already on sale, $55 before LiveNation assaults you with fees.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:37 PM

The Bank of Montreal Mastercard office tells us as of Friday that its "highly likely" miss ASE will be fully compensated for her Pemberton ticket, so while I am cautiously optimistic I will hold off for now on counting that particular chicken until I see it actually on the roost....



#1458 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Yesterday, 04:51 AM

Then they will charge back TicketFly. This might push TicketFly into bankruptcy.
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