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05:46 AM on 04/19/12
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06:11 AM on 04/19/12
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The Gaslight Anthem could have fought scalping if they wanted to. This isn't the first time this situation has arisen for them, either, so the ignorance card doesn't fly.

It's more lucrative to do nothing.
How is it more lucrative to do nothing? That extra money being generated is going to the scalpers, not Gaslight.

What these bands should either charge more (so the scalpers have a smaller return on their dealings, making their time spent better elsewhere) or employ some type of Revenue Management themselves.
06:26 AM on 04/19/12
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Can anyone find anything wrong with this band? Great guys who make great music who really care about their fans. Nothing more that you can ask from a band. This band is on the edge, and their new album is going to send them over. Cannot wait for The Gaslight Anthem to be a household name!
06:27 AM on 04/19/12
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How is it more lucrative to do nothing? That extra money being generated is going to the scalpers, not Gaslight.

Band "authorizes" an amount of tickets to be automatically given to the promoter's team. Promoter's team scalps the tickets. Revenue is shared by scalpers, promoters, and band.
06:37 AM on 04/19/12
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their new album is going to send them over

I hope it's awesome; whenever a band has such a solid discography, you can't help but hope to see them add a new collection of ~5-10 (equally awesome) songs to their live repertoire.

There's a few bands I'm really hoping release killer records:

The Gaslight Anthem
Motion City Soundtrack
River City Extension
Paramore
Minus the Bear

Based on their prior discographies, they each have a potential for an AOTY. I really, really hope none of them let me down, especially in the huge way that fun. did.
06:47 AM on 04/19/12
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Oh my lord I can't wait for this.
06:49 AM on 04/19/12
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I hope it's awesome; whenever a band has such a solid discography, you can't help but hope to see them add a new collection of ~5-10 (equally awesome) songs to their live repertoire.

There's a few bands I'm really hoping release killer records:

The Gaslight Anthem
Motion City Soundtrack
River City Extension
Paramore
Minus the Bear

Based on their prior discographies, they each have a potential for an AOTY. I really, really hope none of them let me down, especially in the huge way that fun. did.
Just when I thought your post couldn't get any more awesome (huge points for the the MCS nod), you mention your distaste for Some Nights.

Can we be friends?
07:31 AM on 04/19/12
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This band worrying about scalpers? OK.

LCD Soundsystem's last show at MSG, understandable.

This, not really.
07:33 AM on 04/19/12
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Band "authorizes" an amount of tickets to be automatically given to the promoter's team. Promoter's team scalps the tickets. Revenue is shared by scalpers, promoters, and band.
I don't think you have any idea what scalpors are. These aren't promoters selling them, these are regular people that buy the tickets at retail by the dozens when they go on sale and then stand outside a sold out venue selling them for more than they bought them for, sometimes hundreds more, to desperate fans who thought they could get tickets at the door.
07:34 AM on 04/19/12
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This band worrying about scalpers? OK.

LCD Soundsystem's last show at MSG, understandable.

This, not really.
they still sell out shows and still have to deal with scalpers, your argument makes no sense.
07:37 AM on 04/19/12
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they still sell out shows and still have to deal with scalpers, your argument makes no sense.

Guess how much I care? Buy tickets the day they are released as a consumer and don't be a whiny idiot if you don't.
07:38 AM on 04/19/12
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Guess how much I care? Buy tickets the day they are released as a consumer and don't be a whiny idiot if you don't.
And when those tickets sell out because scalpers buy them by the dozen you can't do that, that's the point.....
07:39 AM on 04/19/12
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i don't understand why people are bashing the band for expressing a desire to end the bullshit we all have to deal with at some point or another. scalpers SUCK. if the band can find a way to get rid of it, at least to an extent, that's AWESOME. seriously, what is the issue with the band here?
07:43 AM on 04/19/12
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Man, ACA is dumber than anyone on this forum
07:43 AM on 04/19/12
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And when those tickets sell out because scalpers buy them by the dozen you can't do that, that's the point.....

Dozens? Where are you getting this number. You are overestimating Gaslight. You are naive to think scaplers are selling them for "hundreds" more too. Have you ever bought a scalped ticket? If you're a Gaslight fan I see how you would defend this but it's a war no one will win. Since the beginning of tickets this has happened. Everyone has an equal opportunity to buy tickets - everyone - including you they day they are released online, the minute they go online. Scalpers don't care about the feelings of a 16-year-old, they have to make a living. Does it suck? Yeah. But that's the way it goes.
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