It is official.
As of 2:45pm, 4 hours and 45 minutes after the first tickets went on sale, both the NJ and the LA concerts for BigBang are sold out. Both of these venues hold over 15,000 fans, so the number of fans, and the profit YG is going to make off of them, is astounding.
But what is even more astounding is the time frame. Let me go ahead and give you the rundown time-wise. All times are in EST because that is where I live, so it is easier for me to keep track that way.
10:00am- NJ- Tickets go on sale
10:04am- NJ- All VIP tickets are sold out
10:15am- NJ- All GA standing tickets are also sold out
12:00pm- NJ- Only single tickets are left scattered around the venue
1:00pm- LA- Tickets go on sale
1:02pm- LA- All VIP tickets are sold out
1:05pm- LA- All GA standing tickets are also sold out
2:30pm- LA- ALL TICKETS SOLD- OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT
2:45pm- NJ- ALL TICKETS SOLD- OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT
And by sold out, I mean when you try and order a ticket on ticketmaster.com, there were none available. None.
Let’s just take a moment to relish in the fact that BigBang has a pretty good hold on the US. Then let us have a moment of silence for all those poor VIPs who were unable to buy tickets.
Now here is the part that upsets me. Stubhub.com is a site that allows people, “fans” they call them, to sell tickets. As of 2:45pm, stubhub had tickets going for approximately 2-8 times their value. Yes, that is right. Scalpers have infiltrated us and are pulling some nasty stuff. I personally think we should all gather our beating sticks and find these “fans”. But that is just my opinion.
I know that myself and some of the other writers were lucky enough to get the tickets we wanted, but were you able to? Or perhaps you’re not a fan of BigBang and think this hubub is blown out of proportion?
(Sources: Myself. I personally was monitoring both sites, as well as stubhub. I must say, it was a pretty good way to stay awake.)