Thursday, March 31, 2011

my 2 Cents on LCD Soundsystem ticket fiasco

Just wanted to put this out there real quick.

Recently read that article on Reuters "James Murphy's role in the LCD Soundsystem ticket fiasco" and it left a horrible taste in my mouth. I don't think Mr. Murphy's hands are as dirty as Reuters implies. If the world works as they say it does, with the promoter holding back huge swaths of tickets and then dumping them on brokers, hangers on and the band, that still doesn't mean the band had to be in cahoots. Maybe the band got a couple of hundred tickets of the thousands? Immediately booking the T5 gigs, and then imposing a delivery regimen that would discourage scalping seems to indicate that Murphy's anger was genuine. After all, how often did LCD play big enough venues that he would be aware of how the deck is stacked against the lowly fan. And I'm not Machiavellian enough to believe that the whole enterprise was staged just to make a big pop.

That is all.

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