Perhaps most important, this should really put a damper on ticket buying via scalpers. If you don’t KNOW and TRUST the person from whom you buy tickets, you’re gonna think long and hard before shelling out $$ for something that they could be printing up by the dozens… AND there’s that little anti-scalping agreement in the sign-up process- I like it!
Good thoughts on that, Mr. B. I’ve always wondered about buying electronic tickets from ebay or stubhub because of the fat that there could be hundreds of duplicates flying around. I guess it comes down to trust (knowing the other person or at least being able to contact someone who knows them, like another festivarian!) or that there is some sort of authority who stands behind their re-sellers (stubhub) or can penalize a fraud (ebay). Craigslist has no such safety, so we should continue our diligence in keeping the TBF name clean especially on that site.
Hello, I am new around here. I just signed up for the Town Park lottery and wanted to say how excited I am to hopefully get to my first TBF this year. Glad I found this site. Clearly the enthusiasm is out of control.
I like the new ticket format, with names on the tickets!!! I’m wondering about the new (if they are new) Terms & Conditions.
“I agree that I will not sell any Telluride Bluegrass Festival tickets for more than face value. I understand that if I violate this agreement I will be liable to Planet Bluegrass for the amount the resale price exceeds the original purchase price.”
Specifically, other than monetary penalties for scalpers…will they (scalpers) be removed from future lottery wins? I believe the Phish Ticket lottery has it in their policy that people found to be selling tickets for over face will no longer be eligible for future lottery wins…I really like that policy. It certainly would help weed out tickets from some of the unscrupulous festivarians who end up not being able to make it and want to make a buck.
I really like what PB is doing so far, maybe someday we can’t eliminate the majority of the scalpers! :lol
I’m an advocate for the Terms and Conditions to contain the phrase “Anyone attempting to sell TBF passes at greater than face value amount will be drawn and quartered and their remains Fed-Ex’d to the farthest reaches of the planet.” … yeah … that’s the ticket. :evil
After camping at Priest Gulch in Dolores for a few years, I bit the bullet and am trying to win a Town Park place. Does anyone know how many sites there are (approximately) and how many lottery entries there are (approximately)? I can’t believe 47 states and many countries are represented in the lottery. That’s awesome, but tough!