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Old 02-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #61
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Here is the exact quote from the WH page on membership benefits:

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For the majority of shows, returning members will be offered priority seating based upon their original date of membership. The longer you remain a member of the Warehouse, the better your seats at shows will be. To give opportunity to newer members, on occasion, seating will be assigned on a totally random basis and will not be based on the original date of membership.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #62
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similar to what kittenzz said, if i only go to a few shows (i didn't do any last year), i'm willing to pay that. i think the level of happiness i get out of the experience is worth the cost.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #63
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They've never really offered VIP at amphitheaters though (maybe some, but not often). Warehouse did offer VIP tickets for some D&T shows last year -- they were all in the first 10-15 rows, they were $200 and up, and if they do anything even similar that means a bunch of tickets will be removed from the face value seating assignment pool.



With season tickets, the longer you've had them, the better seats you have access to.

When Warehouse started, the premise was the longer you've been a member, the better seats you'll get.

It's the same concept.
I'm 99.99% positive StarLake has never had VIP. Granted, my memory keeps getting worse and worse, but I'm pretty confident in saying that.
But, again, the Warehouse is listing event tickets & premium tickets, which looks like there is a new level of seating. GA Pit, I paid more than you level, and then the rest of us. Unless GA Pit = premium tickets. I'll be curious to see tomorrow when we can request tickets.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #64
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there is some price level (likely a few hundered dollars) that i would be willing to pay to know that i've got a good seat without waiting in line for 6 hours to get there (then fight people for my spot all night).
This is exactly how they've now conditioned us. It sucks so bad in the GA pit that, hell, I'm going to shell out $$$ just to get a good seat without the 6 hour wait and the douche-baggery in the pit.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:48 AM   #65
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But, again, the Warehouse is listing event tickets & premium tickets, which looks like there is a new level of seating. GA Pit, I paid more than you level, and then the rest of us. Unless GA Pit = premium tickets. I'll be curious to see tomorrow when we can request tickets.
I'm guessing the premium tickets will be all seated, but who knows.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:50 AM   #66
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I'm guessing the premium tickets will be all seated, but who knows.
I'm guessing as well, just trying to be slightly hopeful.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #67
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This is exactly how they've now conditioned us. It sucks so bad in the GA pit that, hell, I'm going to shell out $$$ just to get a good seat without the 6 hour wait and the douche-baggery in the pit.
That's why I can't get into the extra money.
I've been *this close* without waiting in line 6 hours or putting up with a GA pit, so I just can't see spending the extra money for a premium seat.
I'll just live with the past and enjoy the concerts these days back with the other poor peons.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #68
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Okay, so I am new to the Warehouse. If I request tickets to a show and get them do I HAVE to pay for them or can I chose not to? I just don't exactly know what my plans will be for this Summer so I was wondering if I could request tickets for multiple dates even though I may not be able to make it to all of them...
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i did find it odd i agreed with kittenzz.
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Okay, so I am new to the Warehouse. If I request tickets to a show and get them do I HAVE to pay for them or can I chose not to? I just don't exactly know what my plans will be for this Summer so I was wondering if I could request tickets for multiple dates even though I may not be able to make it to all of them...
If you request and get them, they're yours.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #71
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If you request and get them, they're yours.
Yep and if you're picky about where you sit, I suggest not choosing 'Best Available'. For me personally, I don't want to be on the lawn, so I always pick 'Reserved Seats'
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #72
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With season tickets, the longer you've had them, the better seats you have access to.

When Warehouse started, the premise was the longer you've been a member, the better seats you'll get.

It's the same concept.
I get where people are coming from. I just see a big difference shelling out thousands for seasons tickets, compared to the $35 we pay.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #73
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I get where people are coming from. I just see a big difference shelling out thousands for seasons tickets, compared to the $35 we pay.
I think the biggest thing is that senior members dont expect front row seats every show.

But there are many examples of people being flat out declined, or never being in the PIT etc....

I dont think anyone expects the same seats for every show (like a season ticket holder)....but after a set number of years you should feel pretty confident that you will be confirmed and have a good chance at floor seats every show. That is not necessarily what happens. That is the gripe.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #74
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I get where people are coming from. I just see a big difference shelling out thousands for seasons tickets, compared to the $35 we pay.
It's all relative though. Warehouse set their price for membership at $35 a year. A football team may charge $1,000 (or more) for a seat license, but that's your license until you sell it and there usually aren't recurring fees, so 30 years with those season tickets (not unreasonable) and you're paying roughly the same per year price.

Warehouse members have known from the start that it was a seniority system. Their ticketing policy explicitly states: "The longer you remain a member of the Warehouse, the better your seats at shows will be." That statement is no longer true, because of GA and now this "Premium Ticket Package" bullshit.
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I'm not really worried about lawn, reserved seating, or PIT but how much is the price difference between these three when ordering through Warehouse?
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I think the biggest thing is that senior members dont expect front row seats every show.

But there are many examples of people being flat out declined, or never being in the PIT etc....

I dont think anyone expects the same seats for every show (like a season ticket holder)....but after a set number of years you should feel pretty confident that you will be confirmed and have a good chance at floor seats every show. That is not necessarily what happens. That is the gripe.
I was a member for 6 years and canceled in 2007 because I was declined for all 3 Dave and Tim Spring shows (Boston, Amherst, and NYC). For any of these shows I would've been happy just to get in the door, and I thought my chances were good to get tickets to at least one. I wound up rejoining the Warehouse 2 weeks ago to give the ticket request another shot.
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It's all relative though. Warehouse set their price for membership at $35 a year. A football team may charge $1,000 (or more) for a seat license, but that's your license until you sell it and there usually aren't recurring fees, so 30 years with those season tickets (not unreasonable) and you're paying roughly the same per year price.

Warehouse members have known from the start that it was a seniority system. Their ticketing policy explicitly states: "The longer you remain a member of the Warehouse, the better your seats at shows will be." That statement is no longer true, because of GA and now this "Premium Ticket Package" bullshit.
GA and Premium sounds like their way of getting more $$ out of everyone.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #78
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I'm not really worried about lawn, reserved seating, or PIT but how much is the price difference between these three when ordering through Warehouse?
yes I have the same question. can someone answer this?
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I think the biggest thing is that senior members dont expect front row seats every show.
This is exactly right.

When they implemented GA seating last year, I wasn't happy but I eventually came to the conclusion that I'd be fine with sitting a few rows behind the pit in the seats. That's not what happened.

Here's the Camden seating chart: http://www.dim.com/~godbey/camdenseating.gif

For shows at Camden, I was between rows 4 and 6 in the pit, just off center, for pretty much every seniority night. So, my thought was that I would end up in Section 202, between rows D and G. Instead, I got Section 100, Row J, 10 seats off the outside wall (i.e. couldn't see about a fifth of the stage on Jeff's side). Luckily I was able to find better seats and sell those last minute, but going from 15 feet from the stage to obstructed view is fucking bullshit.

It's only going to get worse now that some great seats will only go to those will to pay premium prices.
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I'm not really worried about lawn, reserved seating, or PIT but how much is the price difference between these three when ordering through Warehouse?
On LiveNation, it looks like the prices range from $53-90 (including taxes and fees).
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On LiveNation, it looks like the prices range from $53-90 (including taxes and fees).
Yeah, it'll be $40-45 for lawn (plus fees) and $75 for GA and reserved (plus fees). And then the premium tickets will be who the fuck knows how much.
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Yeah, it'll be $40-45 for lawn (plus fees) and $75 for GA and reserved (plus fees). And then the premium tickets will be who the fuck knows how much.
Maybe the premium ticket only means that it'll come with premium parking
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Maybe the premium ticket only means that it'll come with premium parking
Now that is worth the extra money.
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Now that is worth the extra money.
Yes it is, especially in Mansfield. Best $30 I've ever spent.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:19 AM   #85
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Will it tell us the exact prices when we buy tickets through warehouse? I dont remember if it does. Or if we specify premium will we just go into it blindly and then our credit card shows up with $200 on it?
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Yes it is, especially in Mansfield. Best $30 I've ever spent.
Good to hear.
This should be my first year at Mansfield (these days I only go to my local shows & the shows where my sister lives. She moved this past fall from CO to Boston).
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That may be the premise of the Warehouse (loyalty and seniority), but isn't it a lottery system anyway? It's kind of oxymoronic in itself.
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What does this have to do with anything?
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Now that is worth the extra money.
I'll gladly spend the extra cash.
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