Allman Brothers Band Beacon pre-sale ticket drama

Hey there sweet family,

The Allman Brothers Band and the Peach Corps have worked hard to keep tickets for the ABB’s Beacon concerts out of the hands of scalpers for years:  Wired article from February 2000  … queue the Way Back Machine – Rowland and Lana weren’t even married yet! 😉

Way Back Machine

Way Back Machine

Just when we think we’ve seen it all, something new happens. What follows is a real e-mail trail that began when we contacted someone whose email isn’t in the Peach Corps database about their recent pre-sale ticket order:

Rowland and Lana:
August 3, 2014
Hi,
We are reviewing the Ticketmaster list of orders in the Allman Brothers Band fan club pre-sale for the October Beacon Theatre shows.

You participated in the pre-sale but your email address used on Ticketmaster does not match anything in our database of registered Peach Corps users as of July 6, the qualification deadline for participation in the pre-sale.

As noted in the announcement, this is an unconditional requirement for participating in the pre-sale.

Your tickets will be voided unless we hear back from you by midnight Monday, August 4 and explain why we are in error.

Thanks,

Rowland and Lana

Beacon Ticket Purchaser @ Yahoo.com
August 5, 2014
I paid a member a lot of money for the password, I expect my purchase to be honored.

Rowland and Lana:
No immediate response. “I paid a member a lot of money for the password, I expect my purchase to be honored.” ???? We were sort of shocked, to be honest.

Did we just read that?

Did we just read that?

 Beacon Ticket Purchaser @ Yahoo.com
August 5, 2014
Ok Ill donate $100 to whoever I need to , to make it right. You said this was the peace corps?? please send me paypal addy to donate to and then we can forgo the cancellation.

$100 Cash Money

$100 Cash Money

Rowland and Lana:
August 5, 2014
Sorry we don’t work that way. Who sold you the password?

Beacon Ticket Purchaser @ Yahoo.com
August 5, 2014
alot of people did, prolly over 100  people were selling.

 Rowland and Lana:
August 5, 2014
Where are they selling them?

Beacon Ticket Purchaser @ Yahoo.com
August 5, 2014
various websites where you can buy and sell presale passwords, been around for years, thats why ur better off collecting from people like me instead of cancelling, all tickets will just go back to ticketmaster to resell, at least this way you get money from people like me. If I would have known how to get from you I would have gone straight to you.

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We tried to find out the name/email of a specific person associated with the sale of the password – so we could cancel their tickets too – but $100 Bill was done communicating with us.

Maybe we can get Mr. Peabody and Sherman to set the Way Back Machine to August 5th and try again. 😉

Sherman and Mr. Peabody

Sherman and Mr. Peabody

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana and Rowland