And what I really think that bothers me is, that when I couldn't purchase tickets on line where it indicated "pre-sale" I finally called AMT to tell them "pre-sale" is for the fans and I have the code, would you like me to give it to you...the person said...no, pre-sale is for AMT members only. I then said, so you mean I have to purchase a membership to AMT in order to purchase pre-sale tickets, she said yes. What she should of said is, "but on the 26th the pre-sale tickets will go on sale for the fan club with the code, without purchasing a $75.00 membership fee.
There are a lot of fans out there, who may have a hard time affording tickets to a concert they so much want to see, and to slap a membership fee on them without being told of their options, is unfair.
I agree Sandy. In my experience, this is what I have encountered. I have found that many of the box office representatives are unaware of the fan club pre-sales until the actual day of the F.C. pre-sale. Also, in recent times many of the venues have turned to paid memberships that in turn offer their members pre-sale tickets. A great idea as it helps gather funding for the arts. So from the venue perspective & their box office representatives, the term "pre-sale" usually means that its for their paying members.
Venue member pre-sales can also be way ahead of the Fan Club posting their pre-sale. I guess we have to weigh the pros & cons of paying the fee or waiting for the Fan Club pre-sale. More times than not, I have always been happy with the Fan Club Pre-sale
Definitely starting to feel it, now that I have tickets and hotel taken care of. Nashville is tough sometimes, but thanks to the email I received earlier tonight I managed good seats that are center right down close. TPAC has paid donor plans, but they are several hundred to get preferred seating. It's just how things are these days. I did join the center in Greenville, SC 43 years ago for about $100 and that was worth it. It just depends on the venue and what the ol' pocket book can handle.