1. Thursday, August 12, 2004

    all i wanted to do was get online at 10am 

    and get my beastie boys tickets.

    there are very few times in my day where minutes and seconds mean everything, besides the shootouts, and the car chases, and the knifeplay,

    but thats a given,

    and now that i think of it, so much of that is pre-planned, that a minute here or there shouldnt matter because when you work as a team its sorta like

    group a … GO!

    group b, hold back.

    group c, cover the alley.

    but ticketmaster… fuck. when the shits go on sale at 10am, you better have your shit together at 10am.

    and lord help you if youre hitting reload cuz it wont click to a new screen at 10am when the floodgates open.

    you have to click the Back button and then click the link.

    its all so terrible.

    if i had ten minutes with our new president John Kerry i would spend the ENTIRE time asking him why we should tolerate this monopoly?

    not only did i get stiffed $9.55 per ticket for “covenience fee” but they got me $3.35 for the order processing fee.

    so to buy two $45 tickets, i have to pay them $20 for the priveldge.

    i still dont know the difference between convenience fee and order processing fees.

    i did get 5th row for my favorite rap group.

    but no thanks to ticketmaster.

    thanks to my former xbi mate rob t, who didnt need to flow me with the kroq internet presale password, but he did. (BOROUGHS).

    and now on 9/13 i get to take my true love to see a great show.

    despite my phone ringing off the hook, despite being pissed off that ticketmaster gets such a huge cut. despite now being really hungry.

    imagine if the instapundit spent a quarter of the time and effort and influence that he has to help break up Ticketmaster’s unfair stranglehold on the american consumer, which would actually benefit the average citizen of this fine land

    instead of being a righty tool by joining in on the latest smear campaign by trying to convince his millions of readers that john kerry really didnt earn those purple hearts and wasnt the soldier that he (and his band of brothers) says that he was

    you may say im a dreamer

    i probably am.

    bruner + coyote + flagrant‘s error page + danielle