As some of you may or may not know the Buffalo Bills signed a $78 million deal to play eight games over the next five years in good ol’ Toronto Ontario. Yes yes… break out those Ketchup Chips and Smarties because the NFL has now taken residency in the great white north, Canada. Dubbed the “Bills Toronto Series” the 5 regular season games and 3 preseason games played in Canada represent a first for a NFL – annual home games outside the U.S. Seeing how SaveFans! loves Canada… and football… we think this marriage is great. Now if we could only get an NFL team in Los Angeles… In the meantime Bills fans, Torontonians, Canadians, NFL fans, whoever you may be, pay what you want for tickets to this year’s Bills game at Rogers Centre vs. The New York Jets on Dec. 3rd.
Here is a funny Budweiser – NFL – Buffalo Bills commercial. When are we going to see one from Molson?
Well wouldn’t you know Ticketmaster is scalping tickets for the pop princess herself, Britney Spears! We crunched the numbers and here are the results. A total of 15 shows are currently on sale on Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster.ca for Britney’s Circus tour. As of Saturday, June 20th at 5pm pst, Ticketexchange was offering a total of 5690 tickets for a whopping $1,478,550.64 (Ticketmaster is also holding high bid wins auctions and VIP seats which makes this number even higher). Here is a breakdown per show:
As if this isn’t disgusting enough, Ticketmaster is actually retailing a pair of tickets to the Las Vegas show at Mandalay Bay Resort on September 6th for $2,698.44 per ticket!!!!!!
So how do we know that Ticketmaster is responsible for these seats? Well we were lucky enough to catch a glitch on Ticketmaster’s part that placed the Ticketexchange seats on sale BEFORE the show even went on sale to the public! And since you need to register a bank account and input the bar codes from the tickets to list tickets for sale on Ticketexchange it is literally impossible that these seats could have come from anyone but a Ticketmaster insider. Here is a screen shot taken on June 19th at 3am (the show wasn’t on sale until 10am).
SaveFans! is here to “save fans” from this corporate B.S. We will continue to let you, the ticket buying public, know whats really going on out there and we will always let you pay what you want at SaveFans.com!
$100 spent on a ticket… Check… A phone call into work claiming “sore throat” that got you the day off Ferris Bueller style… Check… Text messages to all your friends letting them know you will see the best player on planet Tiger Woods and they won’t… Check… USGA policy regarding Thursday’s postponed round at the U.S. Open… No rainCHECKS.
Fans that attended the opening round of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in New York got some nasty news from the USGA regarding their ticket purchase. Most of the tens of thousands of ticket holders for Thursday’s round saw less than 3 hours of golf due to rain that forced the lead group to call it quits before finishing 11 holes. A typical round of golf lasts almost 12 hours. But according to Rand Jerris of the USGA their inclement weather policy prohibites any refund for tickets due to the rain delay:
“If play has commenced (i.e., if one player has played his first shot), it is the policy of the USGA that tickets will not be refunded or exchanged for a later date.”
The USGA should be ashamed of themselves. There’s really no more to say on this subject. Just enjoy this free clip of Tiger Woods doing what he does best. Ironically this is more golf than people who paid $100 got to see:
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will close Giants Stadium in New Jersey. For those of you that live under a rock, the famous stadium, the home of the New York Giants among others, will be demolished before the end of this year. How appropriate that Bruce Springsteen, who has sold out the stadium 16 times in his career, will be the last entertainment act to grace the stage.
I am not the sentimental type people – I am more of the lady killer type but this is a historic set of 3 shows and you gotta check it out. SaveFans.com let’s you Pay What You Want for Tickets, so take advantage and get your Springsteen tix baby!
Evidently a New York Mets Fan got her arm stuck in a Citi Field toilet after having dropped her gold tooth. Security responded to her screams and eventually had to call a plumbing company to pry her crap stained hand free…classy!
On a more upbeat note, I suggest that you New Yorkers venture to Citi Field to watch some Summer baseball! Check out the upcoming Mets games:
Wilco are musician’s musicians. This is a band that has paid their dues, battled with their label, and still managed to build a career in the process. Like a lot of folks, I was first introduced to Wilco through their album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Little did I know they would outdo themselves with the under appreciated A Ghost is Born.
They are back out on tour my little droogies, I recommend that you see them live and purchase their self titled Wilco album slated for release in June 2009. Without further delay I want to discuss the shows that I believe will matter most.
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Since we have the 411 on the ticket industry, we wanted to alert you to lower than expected offers for Bruce Springsteen tickets. This can be happening for any number of reasons, but rest assured the shows are NOT selling well. This is bargain basement time as secondary market tickets are currently selling BELOW FACE VALUE.
Don’t say SaveFans.com doesn’t love you. I continue to boost the Springsteen shows and think that you should consider attending these specific performances from the Boss!
Metallica is on tour in a city near you! As always your humble servant has the low down on some extra special Metallica shows with some extra special secret guests. I want to rank what I believe to be are the best 6 shows starting with number 6!
Kick- Ass Show #6 Munich, Germany
I know that most of our site visitors are American’s but this is the tour opener. And how metal is Germany! Great way to kick-off the tour. Ladies yours truly will be in Germany in early May – I might not be James Hetfield but I can rock out
Jerry Seinfeld is every Jew’s hero. Funny, charming guy who goes on to star on the most successful Comedy of all time and gets to cash out for more than $300M when NBC sells the syndication rights!
Need to laugh – in this economy I bet the answer is YES! Get your cheap Jerry Seinfeld tickets before they sell out. Of course, I got the 411 and would like to recommend a few primo shows for all you good people in the US of A.
In honor of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday – we put together a list of the Top 10 Catholic Musicians of all time! Of course, you know we are going to focus on pop and rock and are totally going to ignore Luciano Pavarotti and all that kind of noise. So without further delay, in descending order – Your Top 10 list.
This South African idol was raised Catholic and attended their notoriously fun schools for most of his boyhood. While, he has recently declared himself to be Agnostic – which is the celebrity trend these days – I have decided to ignore his wishes and include him on our list.
I also want to inform my treasured readers that Dave Matthews Band is on tour and that we have set up a page for you to browse. Thank me later.
Number #9 Nicole Scherzinger aka Nicole Elikolani Prescovia Valiente of the Pussy Cat Dolls
OK, I admit the Pussy Cat Dolls are completely worthless. Additionally, Nicole doesn’t seem to be very talented. However, you have to admit that she has a nice rack. Truly great – it seems like the tabloids and media are really pushing this point home in recent months. And people, I am buying.
Number #8 Frankie Valli aka Francesco Stephen Castelluccio and the Four Seasons
This is my old school surprise choice and secret fascination. I mean we are talking about an ant of a guy with a woman’s voice that nonetheless was a legendary lady killer in his day. For example, how many people know that the sweet and innocent sounding “Oh What a Night” is about a one night stand…with a prostitute!
Also, I love that this guy is getting more recognition due to the success of the theater show Jersey Boys. I know it sounds funny, but you gotta see the show. Take my advice and skim the Jersey Boys tickets page we set up just for you!
While, I hate her music I happen to think Xtina is hot with a nice set of…vocal cords. Managed by the most evil guy in the biz – Irving Azoff – this former Mousekateer has moved lots of merchandise and concert tickets. A saner version of Britney Spears really.
Catholic roots – good enough for me. Then again do I even need to defend this? These guys sang about “Personal Jesus” and put together the extravagant Playing the Angels tour. Safe to say these guys have a spiritual streak.
Lucky for you dear readers, the band is on tour and we set up a Depeche Mode tickets page for you to browse. Also, try to get to these shows in particular as the industry is abuzz about some surprise.
OK, why is this French Canadian on this list I hear ya. But, let’s be honest. This girl can sing. No one has the vocal cords that she does and almost no modern singer has been able to match her commercial success. She has made untold of gobs of money putting on that show at Caesars Palace. Gotta give some respect.
I am torn about her conclusion her for two reasons. One, she abandoned the Church of Rome and is now into Kabbalah or some shit. Second, I already put her on the Five Worst Jewish Musicians of All Time list. Basically, she used to have a good career so she gets included on the “Good” Catholic list for her past achievements.
That said people, Madonna can rock out. I saw her in Los Angeles earlier this year and you need to see her live to really appreciate her music. Because SaveFans.com got the hookup we set up a browsers page for you to find Madonna Tickets near you!
The Boss, America’s Poet and all that Jazz. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band really do know how to put on a show as they demonstrated in the last Super Bowl. Take it from me. Check out his last ever tour and find the Bruce Springsteen tickets that are right for you! Look out for a few of the premier shows including their special Clearwater Concert at the Madison Square Garden featuring the Dave Matthews Band.
Who else did you think it was going to be? Bono, The Edge, and co. have been representing for Catholics for years! Whether it is fighting to end hunger, poverty, or AIDs, the boys from Ireland are center stage and constantly affirming their faith. Granted you got to wonder sometime, I mean was I the only once that saw the photos of Bono cavorting with those teenage and underdressed girls aboard his yacht earlier this year? Not that I gotta problem with that – that earns him points in my book.
Got a problem with Bono? Tell him yourself as his tour is re-routing back to the United States. We set up a U2 Tickets page for you guys and also encourage you to check out the following specific dates as these are the can’t miss shows!
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