Purchasing concert tickets has become a major topic of discussion in recent weeks as artists like Taylor Swift have forever changed the way that tickets are sold on sites such as Ticketmaster. In addition to concert tickets being hard to get your hands on when being sold online, there is no denying that the cost of tickets to major concerts and events is higher than ever before, making it difficult for the average person to justify attending such concerts. Whether you’re a college student on a budget or a medical professional working at Northwest Surgery Center, saving up for tickets can be hard. Here are a few simple but effective tips for saving money when purchasing tickets to see your favorite artists.
Choose Seats Wisely
Often, floor seats at major concerts cost more than seats located in the upper bowl, however the cheaper seats might provide a better view! Floor seats can be tricky as those on the floor risk having a bad view, especially those who are shorter and run the risk of being placed behind someone tall and being left unable to see the action on stage. While you might want the closest seats to the stage that you can get, evaluate your options for seating and consider that a slightly cheaper, further away seat might be worth it.
Don’t Get Scammed
When tickets for major concerts sell out, you can almost always find tickets being resold on third party ticketing sites – however, it’s no secret that these tickets often cost more than double their original cost, as these sites do not require tickets to be sold at face value. Additionally, there is little to no verification done for tickets sold on these sites, so it is easy for buyers to get scammed out of hundreds of dollars on tickets that don’t exist or aren’t really for sale. Be sure to browse these sites wisely, and to keep your eyes out for signs of a scam.
Concert ticket prices can vary from city to city. If your favorite artist is coming to town but tickets are sold out or too expensive, keep your eyes on the prices of tickets in a nearby city. Sometimes, taking a short road trip is cheaper than splurging on expensive resale tickets.