Is that really a surprise to anyone though? I think the bigger surprise would have been for the presale to have been dead as far as actual sales go. That would have shocked the pants off of me this morning! To be fair, until that day comes, and presales have no activity, the “Duran Duran Machine” will never react to our complaints, concerns or suggestions. It’s truly a shame that a system which is so incredibly flawed and stupid will remain in place purely because of the stench of desperation that clouds the Duranie airspace. Naturally this is a case of demand and supply. Supply is low, demand is high, and customer service is at an all-time low.
Truly, we have no one but ourselves to thank for this. As long as we keep buying, things will never change…and most likely, they will get worse. Not long ago I wondered how the lack of information flow could get worse. Well, finding out the ticket prices, what they included and STILL not being sure where tickets would be located (meaning price bracket to seat location) until the moment of sale seems fairly worse. Not knowing if more shows will be added, how long they are touring, or where they’ll be going also seems worse. So, I won’t even venture to guess how it could get worse from this point. I don’t want to give anyone any ideas!!
Oh, make no mistake – Amanda and I don’t blame anyone for buying tickets. That isn’t the point, and we don’t judge anyone but ourselves here. That air of desperation? It’s as thick here in my house as it is in Wisconsin, Washington, or even North Carolina. The trouble is that it doesn’t smell nearly as badly once you’ve got second or third row tickets in your hot little hand, does it? It’s the curse of being a Duranie. I just have to point out that if we don’t like the system the way it is – we’re doing no one, not ourselves, not anyone, a favor by continuing to buy. Until that changes – we can expect for presales to stay exactly as they are. It’s shame, but it’s reality.