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New Tickets and Journalism 101

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 11:07AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments2 Comments

I finally received a call from Pryor Creek Music Festivals this morning. If you're not familiar, this is the company that hosts Rocklahoma.

I renewed my seat license four days after Rocklahoma 2007. Fans who renewed by September 17 had a chance to get better seats. I pulled out the credit card and crossed my fingers. My seats at this year's festival were not bad...but they were not great either. I originally purchased my three tickets on Easter, and by that time all the really great seats were sold. I was on an aisle, relatively far back from the stage. The aisle meant a good view of the stage, plus there was plenty of room to dance or just sit and relax.

My old seats were not center -- they were side section. It was my dream to make it to the center, but I refused to give up rows. So, in July 2008 I will be in the same side section as last year...just four rows closer and on the direct aisle. I'm both happy and sad. I'm grateful for the seats I landed, but really wanted the coveted center. Still, my section is closest to the beer tent...and isn't that all that really matters?

It's 290 days until the festival for those that are keeping count. Tickets to the general public go on sale next Monday, October 1st.

Here's a report on the economic impact of Rocklahoma 2007. The first person to tell me what's wrong with this clip will win bragging rights for the week. Seriously, leave me a comment and tell me what is journalistically wrong with this piece.


Reader Comments (2)

110,000 tickets does not equal "hundreds of thousands" of fans.
September 24, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterchip
Plus, I would guess they mostly sold 4 day tickets. There were 30,000 odd people there every day. The claim of 110,000 is based on counting people every day, not one day.
September 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus

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