Yesterday, the KRFC 5th birthday bash, featuring the subdudes, sold out. And since there are no printed tickets, just a will call, there's not much chance of getting scalped tickets to Saturday's festivities.
But another sold-out show, and quickly becoming a front-runner in the race for Best FoCo Show 2008, Les Claypool of Primus, at the Aggie Theatre on March 11, is being scalped. Online-tix sites Ticket Stub and Tickets Now both have someone trying to sell six for $156 each. This ticket holder is either smart or has an over-inflated idea of demand for this performance. It'll be interesting to see if the price goes down closer to the show. If not, and these are sold, it may be a record.
On a sorta side note, I wonder where the origin of "scalper" in terms of selling tickets comes from. Is it because they buy tickets at a "cut-rate" price and then turn around and make a "killing"? Can anyone chime in with a suggestion?