Things I’d rather do than buy concert tickets online

There’s not much more stressful than sitting in front of your computer counting down the minutes until concert tickets drop and knowing you could still easily get that dreaded message that says the show is sold out. How could it be sold out already?! You were on the site half an hour before they went on sale!

Small venues plus big name bands oftentimes means it’s a crapshoot who gets tickets. Sometimes even in big venues it can still be a crapshoot. Scalpers are a thing and they like to buy out entire shows unfortunately.

Here are a few things I’d rather do than buy concert tickets online.

1. Spend 24 hours on a sidewalk in Florida in July.

Lived here, haven’t slept on a sidewalk.


2. Spend 24 hours on a sidewalk in Boston in January.

Also lived here, also haven’t slept on a sidewalk.


3. Eat nothing but broccoli for a week.

At least I don’t completely hate broccoli…


4. Eat nothing but cake for a week.

I’d totally do this anyway. Please dare me to.


5. Listen to MMMBop on repeat for five hours.

Which coincidentally just turned 20.


6. Watch a show from the nosebleed section of an arena.

Under normal circumstances I’d do anything to avoid these seats, or seats period.


7. Sit in the middle of a moshpit for ten minutes.

Please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me…


8. Do a handstand on someone’s shoulders during a show.

Stay tuned, this might be an actual thing I’m doing.

Update: I did it.


9. Go a month without shows.

I’m sure I’ve done this before… Right?


10. Go a week without music.

Really? Is that even possible?


Okay, so I’m being a little sarcastic here. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and if someone could’ve gotten me into Green Day’s show at the Cleveland House of Blues last April for doing one of the above things, you’d better believe I’d have done it. Thank god for Craigslist though so I didn’t have to.

Lindsay Marshall

One time I sneezed and Billie Joe Armstrong blessed me.

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