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Offline Buffalo Budd

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Re: 2018 Summer Tour
« Reply #150 on: February 27, 2018, 10:30:40 AM »
It's showing sold out now.

Still a few platinum seats left for Friday. Grab 'em before they're gone!!

Ok, what am I missing here?

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Verizon Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, USA
 DETAILS SOLD OUT
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2018
Verizon Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, USA
 DETAILS SOLD OUT
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2018
Verizon Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, USA
 DETAILS SOLD OUT
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Re: 2018 Summer Tour
« Reply #151 on: February 27, 2018, 10:47:45 AM »

The Platinum Seats are the ones marked up by Phish and include a donation to Waterwheel.

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Re: 2018 Summer Tour
« Reply #152 on: February 27, 2018, 11:19:07 AM »
Quote from: Buffalo Buddlink=topic=22977.msg826090#msg826090 date=1519738843
It's showing sold out now.

Still a few platinum seats left for Friday. Grab 'em before they're gone!!

Ok, what am I missing here?

From Phish.com

AUG
3
2018
Verizon Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, USA
 DETAILS SOLD OUT
AUG
4
2018
Verizon Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, USA
 DETAILS SOLD OUT
AUG
5
2018
Verizon Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, USA
 DETAILS SOLD OUT

They changed it.  It was up there for several days.  To me, that says they want to separate themselves from these platinim seats because of the opinions of some of their fanbase.  I would prefer it if they said no to offering platinum seats at all because of the opinions of their fanbase and long time members of their management.

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Re: 2018 Summer Tour
« Reply #153 on: February 27, 2018, 12:59:57 PM »
I'm quite certain the pressure to offer some platinum seats came from management with Phish's response being "only if we can siphon a chunk of it off to our charity arm." It's not that different from the CID packages they've been offering for years.

The biggest thing Phish does to limit the extraordinary scalping profits is keep just about every show from having a "front row" by using "pits" when possible.

Also, as much press as the exorbitant prices FTW tickets were fetching, it should be noted that there were very few tickets available on the secondary market for those shows. Shapiro actually did a good job of getting the tickets into the hands of fans. At no point did I see stubhub inventories for any Soldier Field show that were above 1000 tickets. That's 1-2% of the tickets sold. Compare that to the 6000+ tickets on stubhub for the Hampton 2009 shows - it's likely close to half of all the tickets for those show were in the hands of scalpers.

The addition of platinum tickets for Phish shows is mildly unsavory to me. Honestly, it's less unsavory than taking away the downloads and replacing them with "streaming rights" for shows.

It's not the huge scandal some phish heads have made it seem. Phish plays livenation venues and still has enough sway to run their own mailorder for tickets - they likely see the platinum thing as "throwing a bone" to livenation.
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Re: 2018 Summer Tour
« Reply #154 on: February 27, 2018, 01:54:40 PM »
Disagree, while I doubt I would ever buy a CID package it's a pretty different product since it offers the value of not having to book a hotel as well as other little perks like swag.

Platinum seats is just straight up band endorsed scalping and goes against everything Phish has stood for over their 35 year history. 
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