DVSN fans scramble for tickets to concert at Toronto drive-in
Artists no longer need a stadium show to crash Ticketmaster with demand, as proven by Toronto's own DVSN and their upcoming drive-in concert.
TORONTO... WE FOUND A WAY!— dvsn ÷ (@dvsn) July 22, 2020
Our first Live Concert since we put out new music! 😬
Aug 7th @cityviewdrivein!
Tickets go on sale this Friday 10 AM!!
Info at https://t.co/oeUJFDBToS pic.twitter.com/GqFR01jen0
Fans — many of whom haven't been to a concert since before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and shut down everything fun — were overjoyed.
That joy turned to frustration, however, as Ticketmaster once again struggled to accommodate so many customers at once when pre-sale tickets went live at 10 a.m. this morning.
I swear they have the most botched and frustrating site ever to get tickets from.. Worst experience all the time @Ticketmaster— Bonez ✊🏿🖤🐍 (@MtBonez) July 23, 2020
As it turns out, the monopolistic corporation sucks at selling tickets for outdoor events just as much as it does for anything else marginally popular.
Trying to buy DVSN tickets was the worst experience ever. Ticketmaster really needs to fix the system. After waiting in the queue for an outrageous amount of time, I got my tickets and this happened :/ pic.twitter.com/zRmWuVzDgp— #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@EmmarieT) July 23, 2020
"Ticketmaster dropped the ball with DVSN," wrote one person on Twitter. "Remembered at 10:03 and got on the app. I've been stuck at 22 in the queue (even after closing the app and going back in). At 10:14 got a message about high demand. Still at 22."
Got all my ducks in a row for these @DVSN tickets to be booted out of queue while on the "pick your seats" page. A CLOWN in her feelings @TicketmasterCA played me fr. @rapseason please say there will be more tickets tomorrow— Queens Kway (@shayneewilliams) July 23, 2020
"Was anyone able to get those DVSN Tix?" asked another.
"I logged in at 9:45, had 5 people ahead of me in the queue, and was stuck on the pick your seats mode for 10 mins then got kicked out... wtf?!?!"
On top of being kicked out of the system repeatedly, some fans were displeased to learn that tickets were being sold per car, not per person.
For a spot that costs $400, that works out to roughly $200 per ticket for a couple who wants to see DVSN alone (and you know those couples exist.)
Given how cool drive-in concerts have proven to be thus far, however, some people are saying that the show should be well worth the price (which goes down even more if you have a car with four people in it).
So, go buy them @dvsn tickets for $400 for 4 people ($100 each) and come have a good time 😫 we been locked up for too long— DJ ROSEGOLD 🌸 (@djrosegoldto) July 23, 2020
If the first few concerts at CityView Drive-In are any indication, the band will perform live on a stage (and possibly beyond) at Polson Pier.
Concertgoers will be able to tune in to a dedicated radio frequency to listen in their cars, or to roll down the windows and hear the music blaring from REBEL's sound-system.
This will be the first show for DVSN since releasing their third full-length album, A Muse In Her Feelings, this past April, and one of the first socially-distanced drive-in concerts ever.
Everyone trying to buy DVSN tickets on Ticketmaster right now: pic.twitter.com/Nq4PlAIrvY— Sue Me (@IAmHighOnHeels) July 23, 2020
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday morning at 10 a.m. in limited quantities, but you might need patience to score some.
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