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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Ticketmaster H8RS Unite!
I'm not the only one that thinks Ticketmaster's fees are out of line. This video comment was in today's LosAngeles Times. In Canada, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Ticketmaster and it's subsidary TicketsNow. The two have been accused of conspiring to jack up the prices of tickets. Last week, New Jersey Springsteen fans complained that when they tried to purchase concert tickets they were immediately directed to the TicketsNow site. TicketsNow is a "legal" scalper and charges many times face value. I don't have a problem with scalpers per se, (how else would I be able to see a Packer game?!) I have a problem with entities being able to corner a whole ton of tickets. Let them have 5% of the venue and leave the rest to us little guys.
NOTE--I had to take down the video.....it annoyingly played every time the blog was viewed. If you are interested, you can see it here
Let me explain. The term bubbler is a quintessential Milwaukee thing. A bubbler is what the rest of the world (except Rhode Island, parts of Connecticut and the Boston area) would call a drinking fountain. The Yoopers also use it, but we all know they are just Wisconsin wannabees anyway. When I first moved to California, I would use the term and get blank stares in response. The world was a much smaller place then and I had no clue that bubbler was just a regional colloquialism. I use it as the title of my blog as a way to connect with those that know what it means and hopefully interest those that don't.
Born in Milwaukee, I moved to Southern California in 1980, with a five-year hiatus in Maui.
I now live in Torrance, California with my SO.
I design circuit boards, a job I totally love. If I wasn't doing that, I would love to have a small restaurant.
Things that make me happy: cooking, eating, music, and vegetating in my backyard.