But it turns out many of them didn’t actually want to see the concerts, either.
Wristband passes for the Black Keys concert tonight and One Republic show Saturday night are now being offered for $40 or more on craigslist today. Given that the only price of the ticket was waiting in line overnight, it’s a profit margin even Bill Gates could appreciate.
“Im asking $40, not for the ticket,” writes one seller on craigslist. “But for my time of staying up all night to wait in line after working a double the day before.”
Somehow it’s hard to muster a lot of sympathy for the guy.
Maybe this type of thing shouldn’t be a surprise in this day and age. The irony of the situation, of course, is that a decent portion of the audience at the concerts won’t even have stepped foot inside the Microsoft Store that the shows were designed to promote.
But hey, at least the crowds looked big for the opening!