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friends and family presale

Postby mutti » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:32 am

Does anyone know what the friends and family presale is and what the password is?
I am going to try to buy a better ticket on the public sale Monday for Seattle
but saw this and was wondering if this is something anyone knows about?
thanks
BY the way I did get one good seat thru the forum presale so am grateful for that..but now need more..
hope it doesn't sell out in 10 minutes..
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Friends and family presale

Postby colombo » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:10 am

"Friends and family" is a common term in the industry for seats held back for folks acquainted with someone in the production or the house crew.
I'm not sure how it's working for the various locations, but FWIW, the presale passwords were identical for all of the fan club, AEG, and radio presales that occurred on the same date. If you find one friends and family password for one location, chances are good that it will work at another location having its presale the same day. From what I can tell here in Oakland, the F/F presale had access to the best seats in the house, unlike the other presales. Some scalper has 6 of the front row pit $251 seats listed on Stubhub at $999 each promising next day delivery, so you know these are not the "will call" variety. Oh, and the only way to get 6 tickets was through the F/F since the fan club limits were 2 and AMEX/AEG/Radio presale limits were 4. With "friends" like these...well, you know the rest.
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Re: friends and family presale

Postby mutti » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:18 am

any idea what the password was? or is this cheating?
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Cheating?

Postby colombo » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:23 am

What do you mean? If you have the password, use it!
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Re: friends and family presale

Postby mutti » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:08 am

I don't have the password but if I did or anyone has it to share I would definitely use it..
thanks
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Re: friends and family presale

Postby mirka » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:12 am

I should have waited for "Family and friends" presale, a pair of Orchestra row C tickets for Oakland show is $749.99 on Ebay.
The seller seems to be a professional scalper though.
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Oakland 4/13 and 4/14

Postby colombo » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:06 am

Look for a second show in Oakland to go on sale shortly after the first one sells out. There will be no presales for this second show, so if you are unsuccessful finding the seats of your dreams for the first show, I think your chances will be better for the second show.

It is ironic that the only seats that were restricted to "will call only" were the 2 seats/customer fan club tickets.

AMEX/AEG/KFOG tickets were 4/customer with no delivery restrictions.

And the best seats were for "Friends and Family" 6/customer. These are the ones showing up on scalper sites right now.

Of course, LC is all about irony so this is rather poetic.
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Re: Oakland 4/13 and 4/14

Postby mirka » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:59 am

I don't find it poetic, sorry.
The same idea of exploiting most enthusiastic fans was used earlier during this tour (I wrote about it during European leg), the tickets offered for 'fans pre-sale' were mediocre ones.
I should know better, now I'm stuck with 2 surplus "will call only" tickets... :( :(
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Re: Oakland 4/13 and 4/14

Postby micropup2008 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:53 pm

Be thankful. Most people got nothing.
mirka wrote:I don't find it poetic, sorry.
The same idea of exploiting most enthusiastic fans was used earlier during this tour (I wrote about it during European leg), the tickets offered for 'fans pre-sale' were mediocre ones.
I should know better, now I'm stuck with 2 surplus "will call only" tickets... :( :(
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Re: friends and family presale

Postby micropup2008 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:55 pm

Through google, I found a bunch of passwords for the friends and family presale on some internet site, but none of them worked.
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Re: Cheating?

Postby TheWalrus » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:58 pm

colombo wrote:What do you mean? If you have the password, use it!
There is some concern - and I share this - about using a password if you don't obtain it through some offical channel. I got a working password for the show off of the internet, bought two AEG tickets, but still felt off about it. Ended up getting two, better, tickets today, and feel substantially better about it.

Of course now I have a surplus of tickets and less money.
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Re: Cheating?

Postby malonious » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:43 pm

TheWalrus wrote:
colombo wrote:What do you mean? If you have the password, use it!
There is some concern - and I share this - about using a password if you don't obtain it through some offical channel. I got a working password for the show off of the internet, bought two AEG tickets, but still felt off about it. Ended up getting two, better, tickets today, and feel substantially better about it.

Of course now I have a surplus of tickets and less money.
how many seats can you sit it at once?
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Re: friends and family presale

Postby sharong » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:47 pm

DOES ANY ONE HAVE THE PASSWORD
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Los Angeles "Friends and Family" password.

Postby ursus » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:57 am

Hey Cohen fans.

I was trying to find the Los Angeles "friends and family" presale code on the internet for hours, with no luck. Then I decided to try typing in random song titles to no avail. I searched for a list of Cohen's songs and scrolled down the hundreds of songs looking for a likely suspect for a password. A few looked good, "Bird On A wire", "You Know Who I am", etc. I tried about 15 and none worked, and then I decided I would try one more before giving up. I saw the title "The Great Event." It worked. Be sure to type it in with no spaces. Fans first!

Good luck,

-ursus-
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Re: Los Angeles "Friends and Family" password.

Postby da2008 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:13 am

Thank you!! Indeed, it is! No spaces though. On a sadder note, they only have row WW for New York at $250/ticket. Pass.

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