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What ticket seller should I use to purchase One Direction tickets at Soldier Field, Chicago?

Asked by Aethelwine (42961points) December 29th, 2013

It’s been over a decade since I’ve purchased tickets for a large arena show. We didn’t have as many choices the last time I purchased tickets.

I looked at Ticket Master and the seats are already very limited for the Aug. 29 & 30 shows. I can’t even find two seats together without paying an arm and a leg. I noticed that Vivid Seats has many seats left and they are more affordable. Is this a reliable site? Any others I should look at?

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johnpowell's avatar

You might have luck with this..

http://www.stubhub.com/one-direction-tickets/one-direction-chicago-soldier-field-29-8-2014-4415570/

edit: I should note that I have had success using that site before.

El_Cadejo's avatar

You may get lucky on stub hub but IME you get raped harder over there than with Ticketmaster. Unfortunately tickets for concerts seems to be one of those areas that have been monopolized and no one seems to have said much. Ticketmaster has so many rape fees convenience charges it’s not even funny.

“Oh sweet this concert only costs $20…... wait…what are all these “convenience fees?....how in the hell is my ticket now costing $39…...fuck you ticketmaster…”

zenvelo's avatar

Stub Hub is at least reliable. But that concert is a long way away, the other thing is to check craigslist if you can’t find anything in your price range. Prices may drop quite a bit between now and August.

johnpowell's avatar

Good point. That concert is 9 months away. Will anyone give a shit about one-direction by then? I’m just having a hard time seeing how the cheapest seats in a huge stadium are worth 120 bucks. I’m thinking most people holding tickets have no intention of actually going.

Aethelwine's avatar

Thanks for the suggestions. I won’t have the money for another two weeks and I was afraid my options would be limited. I can’t believe they are selling so fast with the concert being 8 months away. It will be a 10th birthday present for our daughter and it will also be her first concert. I’m getting excited for her as I type this.

You underestimate the love millions of young girls have for this band @johnpowell. Just look at their biggest fan. I do get what you are saying though. Our daughter had Hannah Montana stuff all over her room just a few years ago. I tossed that shit out this past Spring.

JLeslie's avatar

I’ve used stubhub and never had a problem. What sucks is anyone who already has tickets on stubhub bought their tickets to turn a profit. Prices might get cheaper closer to the concert, because if they are still holding tickets that they never intended to use anyway, they might lower their price to sell them, but it’s a risk. You have to be willing to miss the concert altogether to risk it. I can’t imagine paying over $100 per ticket for a concert for a 10 year old, but I don’t have a 10 year old, and when I was a kid I didn’t go to anything comparabe, we didn’t have the money when I was very young. I can see why you would want to do it though, sounds like it would be very special for her.

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