I received an email from Ticketmaster today and it was titled “Great Seats for Michael Buble Still Available”. Anybody that has ever bought a ticket from Ticketmaster online receives the same thing because your email address is automatically put on a list to send these offers to.
And it wouldn’t be so bad except that every time I rush and click like an idiot I find the same lousy seats. In this case they were seats far behind the stage, but at full price. Staring at Michael Buble’s ass all night may be fine for some, but for full price it is not a “Great Seat for Michael Buble”.
To put out these emails to sell off the crap seats is bogus. At least they should tell the truth, “Michael Buble tickets with a lousy view with questionable sound and sightlines, behind the stage for the same price that everyone else paid to see and hear well, on sale now”
In the old days, but only a year or two ago, those seats were referred to as “Side Stage – possible obstructed view”. But now they have cleaned up the stage so nothing gets in the way, but they cannot make up for the view from the side and back, and the sound quality from those seats.
For a few dollars more, you can find some of the best seats for Michael Buble through a ticket broker. Preferred Seating has some great seats at above face value, but with great views of Michael Buble and you can hear him sing. This is why you go in the first place.