I was kind of excited to see if I could score some presale tickets for the Police. They go on sale today. I've done some looking around and the only way to get a presale password is to have joined some Best Buy marketing bullshit before the beginning of February, or to spend $100 extra to become a member of - get this - The Police Tour Fan Club. That is, you're a fan of the TOUR... and you paid $100 to become a fan. I wonder what your $100 membership to said club gets you, besides a presale password? Probably not much. So, you've either given up the goods to Best Buy, or you've paid an extra $100 for the PRIVILEGE of paying somewhere between $100 and $225 for shitty seats (people are saying all the presale seats are crappy). Wow... That's just ridiculous. I know that the artist rarely has control over these things, especially when they get to arena size, but if I were in that band I'd be putting my foot down. This is a new level of ticket rape that I've not seen before. Who's pushing the buttons? Ticketmaster, of course. Fuck them and, in the immortal words of Dr. Dre, fuck the Police.
Originally posted on pop.vox.com