We’ve all been there, our favorite artist has announced an exciting new tour or the latest summer festival lineup has been announced, and we for sure want to get in on that. However, so does everyone else and that means a desperate fight to get tickets – one which quite often ends up in disappointment.
The good news is that, although there is no 100 percent certain way of getting tickets for that important gig or event, there are some things you can do to push the odds further in your favor…
Access the Presale
Lots of music events, theatre shows and other gigs now have presales and these sales, perhaps, give you your best chance of getting the tickets you seek. Of course, in order to access the presales, you usually have to be signed up to a specific credit card or other product, who are offering those presales. So, ensure that you’re signed up for any relevant services that offer presales, even if you never use the service, it’ll be worth it to get those tickets you seek.
Join the Fan Club
If there are bands or musicians that you’re passionate about, then sign up to their fan clubs, if they have one, and you will often receive exclusive presale links, codes and even VIP packages that can be purchased only by members, again increasing your chances of success.
Check Social Media
Often, just searching the name of the artist you want to see and the word ‘presale’ on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter is enough to bring up exclusive presale codes that you can use even if you don’t have the right credit card or whatever it is that you need to access tickets early.
It’s always a good idea to download the apps of as many official ticketing sites as you can, like the one offered by Ticketmaster. That way you can more quickly and efficiently gain access to tickets wherever you are. If you’re really determined you can use the apps and your browser at the same time, thus increasing your chances of getting an in.
CAPTCHA tests are annoying at the best of times, but when you’re trying to secure tickets to what is sure to be a popular event, they are more than annoying – they are a real hindrance. So, use a good ad blocker like Captcha Monster of AdBlocker Plus to eliminate them completely. It’ll speed you up so much
Try a Resale Site
Ticket resale sites often have a bad reputation, but there are some good resale companies out there, TicketOffices being a case in point.
If you really can’t get tickets upon first release, then use them to ensure you get to see that big event. If you wait until as close to the last minute as possible, you probably won’t even have to pay way over the odds like everyone thinks you do, anyway.
Getting those all important tickets can sometimes be a challenge, but if you have the right tech, lots of determination and you use the tricks above, chances are you will not be disappointed.