Ticketmaster appears to be doing everything they can to piss off concert-goers. If their “service fees” didn’t already bother you, their “dynamic pricing” is now showing off their insane levels of greed.
A couple of weeks ago, Bruce Springsteen announced a tour with his famous E Street Band for the first time in six years. While that news is enough to stir up a ton of excitement, fans might get that plucked away from them once they try to buy tickets via Ticketmaster. As per usual, tickets varied in price based on what type of seat you wanted. However, those who wanted to scoop up the best tickets found themselves looking at a $5,000 price tag.
That insane price is apparently due to Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing. This is their way of apparently beating competitors like SeatGeek, StubHub, and other individuals who intend to scalp. In a quote given to Variety, this is Ticketmaster claims that only 11% of the tickets for the show in question used dynamic pricing. They expanded further, saying: “prices and formats are consistent with industry standards for top performers.”
Springsteen has yet to comment on this ticket pricing fiasco.