Monday, September 26th, 2011
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All Your Radiohead Tickets Are Belong to Machines!!11!


Anonymous should really make Ticketmaster their next target. #radioheadMon Sep 26 14:21:52 via web


Everyone in the Radiohead demographic hates Ticketmaster so much right now. MACHINES SAY: SCALPING IS GOOD BUSINESS.


The whole process of buying concert tickets online really sucks.Mon Sep 26 14:12:37 via Twitter for Mac


Very irritated I didn't get Radiohead itckets. BIRTHDAY RUINED!!Mon Sep 26 14:26:11 via web


If anyone actually got Radiohead tickets and for some reason has an extra, I would do very degrading things for it.Mon Sep 26 14:09:07 via Twitter for Mac


… this morning new yorkers are rediscovered their hatred of ticketmaster, disappointment & typing captcha under pressure. #radioheadMon Sep 26 14:21:39 via web


<rimshot> RT @ComfortablySmug: Tickets to the Radiohead concert, much like the band itself, have completely sold outMon Sep 26 14:21:53 via TweetDeck

NOW GLOATING BEGINS FOR FEW SUCCESSFUL HUMANS WHO GOT TICKETS!

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jolie (#16)

@Maura Johnston Nicely done.

Adam Frucci (#9,034)

I wasn't kidding! Now accepting offers of humiliation-for-tickets!

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

If they ever play in my entire region of the country again, I'll be right there with you.

(cut to machines in Radiohead gear, way excited about their tix!!!!)

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

Dude, people have been hating on Ticketmaster for twenty years … where have y'all been?

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

I thought LCD Soundsystem solved this problem a couple months ago.

Pop Socket (#187)

@boyofdestiny You misspelled 'Pearl Jam'.

joshc (#442)

@boyofdestiny but wasn't the problem Pearl Jam failed to solve related the insane convenience fees?

Now we are all old/rich/debthappy enough that we just want to be able to buy a ticket, regardless of the price without the insane online ticket rush anxiety. Progress!

brent_cox (#40)

Waiting in line for concert tickets is one of those bygone practices that would actually be an improvement.

@brent_cox Until you get in line for LCD Soundsystem tickets with scalpers who hired bums to get in line and take those physical tickets anyway.

Hamilton (#122)

http://victory-light.blogspot.com/2011/09/white-nigga-hall-of-fame-musicians.html

"THOM YORKE

THIS IS THE NIGGA FROM RADIOHEAD. IDK IF YOU KNOW THIS BUT RADIOHEAD IS IN EVERY WHITE PERSON'S TOP 5 BANDS B. ALWAYS. IT DON'T EVEN MATTER IF THEY INTO PUNK OR DEATH METAL OR SOFT ROCK OR FUCKIN BEETHOVEN MY NIGGA. THEY LOVE THIS NIGGA B. WHITE FEMALES WOULD EAT THIS NIGGAS ASS AFTER HE DID GLASTONBURY WITH NO DRAWZ ON IF HE STEPPED TO THEM LIKE "DUNLEEMEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA DUNLEEMEEE DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAHH" THAT'S IMPRESSIVE B SINCE THIS NIGGA LOOKS LIKE A SICK BABY BIRD THAT FELL OUT THE NEST. THIS NIGGA IS SO WHITE HIS VEINS PUMP ORGANIC CARROT JUICE B. MY SON ALSO IS NAMED TOM BUT SPELLS IT "THOM" AND HE'S PROLLY WEARING A PAIR OF TOM'S RIGHT NOW. IF I HAD TO MAKE UP A PRETEND NAME FOR A BRITISH HOMO IT WOULD EITHER BE "ELLIS SHERMANY" OR "THOM YORKE". YOU ARE AN EXEMPLARY CAUCASIAN MY FRIEND. SALUTE."

NominaStultorum (#1,638)

The five stages of trying to buy Radiohead tickets:
1. Optimistic
2. In Limbo
3. High and Dry
4. Let Down
5. Sulk

deepomega (#1,720)

@NominaStultorum 6. Hail the the Thief?

keisertroll (#1,117)

Tell Adam Frucci I have some Radiohard tickets in the back of my van.

I bought my tickets from a really nervous-looking scalper. He was one Paranoid Android, let me tell you.

Astigmatism (#1,950)

@Clarence Rosario: You kept telling him that things were going to be OK, Computer.

tomme (#4,473)

@Clarence Rosario Scalping's illegal in NY. Hope you were careful to look out for the Karma Police.

BardCollege (#2,307)

@Clarence Rosario You can always find a nice Creep on craigslist to sell you cheap tix.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Ticketmaster exists to funnel tickets to its scalping-based subsidiary; No Surprises here.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

I laughed at the fools who wanted to see LCDS at MSG as soon as that shit was announced, and I laugh even harder at the fools who want to see this. Since when is running with the masses supposed to be a satisfying experience?

BardCollege (#2,307)

@Niko Bellic Yeah, fuck those people who like things more than 100 other people also like.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@BardCollege Just replace that 100 with the real number, and yeah: fuck them. Absolutely.

tomme (#4,473)

@Niko Bellic Food is for suckers! amidoingthisright?

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@tomme That one is pretty bad too. Let's see if anyone can make up an even worse analogy.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@Niko Bellic: I know what you mean but they're pretty good live and you didn't like Kid A????

Also, R.I.P.R.E.M. was there a post did I miss it.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@dntsqzthchrmn I love Radiohead. They are awesome in every way, and they certainly deserve to cash in late in their career on these big shows too. It's just that it's a given that in that particular game the longtime fans will get fucked over by the "market forces", and while it's nobody's responsibility to instead go out and support newer, smaller acts that deserve it and need it, if you do decide to go for a big show of an old band, keep the guilty pleasure to yourself. You can't try to amplify your outrage over something like this by claiming your "cred". Those two just don't go together.

Maevemealone (#968)

I GOT TWO TICKETS!!!! TWO!!! I defeated the machines! I crush you machines!!!

LondonLee (#922)

Let me tell you kids about the time in 1983 I got up early in the morning to take a tube train up to Wembley Arena so I could be there when tickets went on sale for a David Bowie concert only to be told when the box office opened that they were being sold via mail order only. So me and all the other Bowie nuts assembled there trooped off to the local post office where we bought stamps, envelopes, and postal orders (money order to you) and stuck them in a post box.

All seems so quaint now, but I got four tickets!

Bittersweet (#765)

@LondonLee: And then a couple of years later, we could order Smiths and Echo & the Bunnymen tickets BY PHONE. So we made sure to start dialing at 10 AM on Saturday when the box office opened, holding Dad's charge card and crossing our fingers. 30 tries later, we got an actual person and hoped the seats weren't too far from the stage. (Unless it was General Admission, but that's a different story.) Then we paid Dad back with allowance money and summer job savings.

mrschem (#1,757)

that was the Let's Dance Tour! Awesome!

Tully Mills (#6,486)

This is why, among a myriad of other reasons, I never go to venues that use Ticket Master for ticketing.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@Tully Mills Exactly. I mean "oh, I'm going to get on TM.com at the exact second tickets are going on sale along with millions of other people! so excited! oh, wait, what.. sold out? how can that be?! outrage!" C'mon, it's pretty funny.

Tully Mills (#6,486)

@Niko Bellic Not to mention the absurd convenience fees and non-existant customer service. Also, how much fun is a concert when you're packt like sardines in a crushd tin box with tens of thousands of other people?

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