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Welcome To The Future Of Concerts

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We get one step closer to living like the Jetsons everyday!

The Internet has made it even easier for people to get scammed by scalpers looking to unload fake concert tickets for a buck. It's become such a problem that concert promoters have been looking into alternatives to help the common consumer go to a concert in peace.

LiveNation thinks they have the answer as they have introduced a new digital wristband to try to fight off ticket fraud. The band is embedded with a "smart-chip," making it unique to the person who is wearing it. In fact, along with admission, the band can allow it's wearer to purchase food and drinks with the technology as well.

The wristbands are in the midst of being tested now, at some smaller festivals LiveNation is promoting. If it succeeds, expect to be wearing a shiny new accessory the next time Jay-Z or Madonna comes to town!

Sounds like a good idea to us! Not as good as a flying car, but we are patient.

Concertgoers - how does this sound to U?

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21 comments to “Welcome To The Future Of Concerts”

  1. 1

    might be a bit difficult, but it's a good idea, considering the scamming is ridiculous.

  2. 2

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  3. 3

    my baby, baby, oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh?????? Fucking pedophile; you need to be arrested!

  4. 4

    Something has to be done about scalpers. Scalping is legal in Texas and I live in a city where the tickets for any major event are bought up in about 1 minute and then resold for 10 times their price on the internet. I don't even try to get tickets anymore, it's ridiculous. I don't know how the bracelet thing would keep that from happening, but anything so that people don't have to get ripped off would help.

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  6. 6

    doesn't sound like a good idea to me…this is just another way for them to screw us over with ticket prices…here's an idea…how about people don't buy from unreliable sources!!! or what happens if you can't make it to the concert so you give the ticket to your friend…not gonna do any good if your info like credit card or id is attached to that wristband!!!

  7. 7

    slowly, but surely, we're pushed in the general direction of "simplicity"…wont be long before they do away with all credit/debit cards and licenses/passports…it'll all be conveniently embedded into some chip in our skin. mark of the beast, i say. rather scary shit.

  8. 8

    Doesn't matter to me, because I only buy from legitimate sources, not people I don't know. Plus, I'm sure scalpers can make the fake bracelets look legit and sell it.

  9. 9

    LiveNation is worried about ticket buyers getting scammed? Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black! Not long ago, only a small block of tickets were actually sold through them, while most of the tickers were being sold at hugely inflated prices by "resellers" that LiveNation just happened to own. The practice was so odious that the Canadian federal government actually passed a law prohibiting the practice in this country.

  10. 10

    Sounds like a good idea to us! Not as good as a flying car, but we are patient.

    PEREZ, Have you lost your mind? *LMAO* Flying car, your nuts! *LOL*!

  11. 11

    This sounds really super lame and creepy as can be. I do NOT want a chip imbedded in ANYTHING I have on me if I can help it. Companies like Live Nation are screw over concert goers all the time w/their prices. Blaming it on scamming and scalping. I call BS! They are just greedy bastards.

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  13. 13

    that's not fair for people like me who have bought tickets from touters in the past which are real tickets.

  14. 14

    It seems alright but I'm sure when it does come out it's going to have a lot of problems or communication errors etc..

  15. 15

    Re: crazygravy – Idiot, that's one of the kid's songs, that's y he commented like that. I don't care 4 Perez, but u should know before commenting. Hell, I don't like Bieber either if it wasn't 4 my lil niece.

  16. 16

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  17. 17

    Re: mexmix – yea eh! agreed completely. i work construction and my bf works the rigs, so we never know when we will be working or not. so wed get fucked over royally with this idea.

  18. 18

    1984 anyone?

  19. 19

    wish they'd find a way to get rid of scalpers

  20. 20

    I work for Ticketmaster and this may sound like a good idea now, but it wont be. anyone had to use paperless ticketing yet? This is the first idea to prevent scalping. It means that when you buy your tickets, you then have to go to the door on the night of the concert, gather your group together and the person whose name is on the credit card swipes it, then shows ID to show that they own the credit card. Then everyone goes in. So here's what this means for paperless ticketing :
    1. If you smoke, you cant for a paperless event. It used to be they could scan your barcode on the ticket in and then scan it out for smoke breaks, then scan it in again when you come inside. They cant do that anymore.
    2. You can't buy this ticket as a gift. Whose ever name is on the credit card has to attend the event. So say goodbye to gifts.
    3. you dont actually get hard copy tickets. when your CC scans, you get a little receipt that is proof of your purchase and where your seats are.

    So trust me when I say that people say they want something, but then when they hear what rules are involved, they get all pissed. The only way to ensure that scalpers are not doing "scalping" is to limit the ways in which they recieve tickets, which means the safest way is to only give tickets to the person whose name is on the CC and NO ONE ELSE.

  21. 21

    What are you talking about? Ticketmaster has nothing to do with you going outside to take a smoke break, it's up to the venue how that goes. The Papperless ticketing gives you a ticket with a barcode. So your able to scan that in and out has long has the scanners are programed too.