tickets, schmickets.

EDIT – Tuesday, 1pm: I’ve been trying unsuccessfully all morning, but my brother, who flew to Portland this morning, is sitting with my mom and they’ve gotten in twice. The first one got all the way to credit card processing and never gave back confirmation, the second time the sale was completed. It appears I’m going to the World Series, but it hasn’t been without issue. This is quite simply the worst ticketing system I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

anybody try to get through the snafu that was world series ticket sales today? Anybody actually get through? Anybody part of the mob on Blake Street today? What a ridiculous situation, all the way around. I say let the hard-core fans who are willing to camp out get the tickets.

2 Comments so far

  1. Gabe (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    all gone.. 2:45pm mountain.

  2. Anon (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

    As I was worried about problems like we saw yesterday, I’ve been talking to a couple of folks at e.Venue (Paciolan) for the past few days.

    By 11:30am on the 22nd I had offered to put channels 9 and 4 news in touch with someone, but it seems nobody bothered to follow up.

    To be fair, I haven’t been able to speak with anyone at the company since last night, (reasonable considering the situation), but as of yesterday evening my contacts at the company were just as amused/baffled at the “outside malicious attack” excuse as I was.

    Just in case anyone believes that what they have been saying is true, let me assure you that such an attack never happened. Last I heard the majority of the problematic traffic was being made from a variety of ip ranges that, while not distinctly traceable to ticket brokers, exhibited a pattern that was indicative of that sort of thing… In other words, this was not a DOS attack, but the predictable outcome of an online sale.

    Sure, it was poorly planned and poorly handled by all parties, but the lack of honesty on the part of the Rockies is what I find most upsetting.

    There’s more to the story, but I’m still waiting for confirmation on a couple of points from the eVenue staff…

    Regardless, go Rockies! The view from my TV will probably be better anyway.

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