LUBBOCK, TX-- "It is a big deal its a really big deal you know, there is Dallas, there's Houston, Austin and he's coming to Lubbock," says excited Paul McCartney fan, Mark Fisher.
Fisher was among the many Paul McCartney fan club members willing to pay a big price to score first dibs on tickets to his Lubbock show, June 14th.
But, he was a little sticker shocked to find out the lowest priced ticket avaliable was just under $500, totaling $940 for two.
"I don't care what it cost," he says. "I'm 58-years-old, I've been listening to the Beatles since I was a young teenager and I'm not going to miss the chance to get to see one of them."
For Fisher, it was affordable and worth it, but for other die hard fan club members- it was just too expensive.
"It hurt my heart to see my friend Al, he's the one who told me about the concert to begin with and got me looking for ticket," Fisher said. "Well he can't afford to buy a $1000 ticket."
"The prices that were advertised are not what they were," says Al, Fisher's friend. "You know the whole thhing was a big lie. He's coming but the prices are not. Good Lord $940 for two balcony seats is a little different than $280 or whatever."
Al says he is now planning to go to the concert in Dallas, because after the pre-sales, he doubts there will hardly be any tickets even left, and is dissapointed at best.
"It's great for Lubbock but not so great for the people who live here," Al said. "All I know is I'm probably not going. On a fixed income, I cant afford that."
Press release from the City of Lubbock:
Select-a-Seat would like to remind patrons of the upcoming pre-sale and on-sale opportunities for the Paul McCartney tickets.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public, online through selectaseatlubbock.com, beginning Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 24 at 10 p.m.
Supply is limited.
The public on-sale will begin Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
The sale will take place through all Select-a-Seat outlets, by phone 770-2000 or online selectaseatlubbock.com.
The Civic Lubbock, Inc. Board would like to remind patrons of their ticketing policy for Select-a-Seat.
A Wristband Policy has been in place, for several years, for events that have the potential for large numbers of patrons who wish to purchase tickets on opening day. Wristbands will be available a few days prior to the announced on-sale date for an event.
These wristbands are only available at the Select-a-Seat location in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and may only be used at that location.
Each wristband is assigned a number.
On the date of the on-sale, a drawing from all wristband numbers issued will be conducted 45 minutes prior to the opening of the box office.
After the drawing remaining patrons, with wristbands, will be placed in line in ascending order.
WRISTBAND DRAWING FOR Paul McCartney 2014 Tickets
· Issuance of wristbands will begin Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 10a.m.
· Wristbands will be issued until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24th, 2014.
· Each wristband is assigned a number to be randomly drawn the first day of the ticket sales, that number will start the ascending order for the line.
· This will not guarantee you a ticket.
· Drawing for the wristbands will begin Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. If you are not in line by 9:30 a.m. with your assigned wristband number you will lose your place in line.
· Ticket sales will begin Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
· If you don't have a wristband, you will be placed at the end of the line.
*If you have any questions you can call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 for more information, or visit our website selectaseatlubbock.com.