Grateful Dead

The Tickets I Didn't Get


This what MusicToday originally offered me when I hit the Buy link at the stroke of Noon EST. Of course I hit continue. Then I had the audacity to attempt to change the shipping method, and that's when the server errors started. Needless to say after the 45 minutes it took to get their server to agree to interact with my browser again, all tickets were long gone, never mind the halfway decent floor seats I thought I had. If you can't make it out that's MSG, Section 11, Row J, seats 9 and 10. I'm so happy MusicToday chose to rely on Microsoft technologies for their server application. Just another example of their commitment to robust, stable, scalable, and standards-compliant software.

I hope everyone who didn't get screwed because of inherent bias in the underlying technology has a good time at the show. Wish I coulda been there.

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Joined: Jan 8 2009
Same deal here!

The same thing happened to me ~ Floor seating Row N seats 7 & 8! I changed the shipping and poof they were gone, error message your tickets timed out! I did go back in and get other tickets; but they aren't the floor seats I had!!!!!!!

So much for Technology! Just smile, smile, smile and as always.....
~Keep Truckin'~

Joined: Jan 11 2009
colossal fail on the Dead's

colossal fail on the Dead's part here...come on, hundreds and hundreds of bands have done successful pre-sales that went off without a hitch and instead they go with Music Today???

I get that Ticketmaster may be a big evil empire...but atl east their products dont crash out !

Joined: Jan 5 2009

I momentarily had 2 for the floor, row K, then it booted me off when I was waiting on the continue button. Tough tough break I guess. Oh well, still Worcester bound!

Joined: Jan 12 2009
It hurts so bad!

This presale sucked! I waited for hours for the countdown thinking maybe a dream would come true and I could see my much anticipated first ever Dead show up close. Only to be let down by the outstanding Microsoft technology!!! I'm still going, but very bummed out about the floor seat loss:( Peace, Love, and Great F*cking Music!

Joined: Jan 4 2009
No tickets for me!

I tried and tried to get into the server to purchase Shoreline tickets to no avail. Had to leave at 12:30 EST to bring my daughter to the dentist. Just got back two hours later and the tickets are all gone. What a sad day :(

Joined: Jun 12 2007
Beyond Aggravating

I thought maybe it was just me. What an effing disaster. The Dead organization should be ashamed of themselves. Why go with a second rate vendor? As an earlier posting stated, ticketmaster may suck in their own (and many other) ways, but at least they get the job done. This was a flat-out disgrace....

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Frustration Galore

All I wanted was Shoreline Lawn tickets. After over an hour of getting error messages, I finally got on the ticket site. Oh boy! I even had tickets ordered, but the site gave me no place to put my city and state. 2 hours later, and the tickets were gone. What a disaster for the Dead!

Joined: Jul 20 2007

Me 2!! The MSG tics were there then POOF! They were gone :(
So glad I mail ordered for Philly both shows!!
It was only pre sale folks so dont bum we can still get tics on the 23rd!!

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Joined: Jun 22 2007
If you're striking out today

Don't forget this is the pre-sale. Still plenty of tickets out there to be had with the general sale, I'm sure. I've had more than a couple of instances of finding better tickets with the general sale than I got with the presale, so it isn't like all the good seats are gone.

Or at least that's my story for the day....

Joined: Jan 9 2009
Just tired again

I just tried again and got through with in a few mintes. I can't believe I just paid that much money for tickets. My first show ever was 12.00.


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