All of the general admission tickets had a row and seat number on them. I assumed I would have a seat too, until I noticed on the Fillmore website that day that all general admission tickets were "standing only." Seeing the row and seat number on the ticket was very misleading to many people. There were some elderly people behind me in line who assumed they would be sitting, and weren't sure if they could stand for the whole show.
I'm glad I read this story and I'm glad I wasn't able to be here during the show. I probably would have purchased a ticket thinking that I would get a seat. I'm not familiar with the Fillmore brand in other areas of the country. I think that 90+ taxes and fees is a lot of money to pay for a ticket and NOT get a seat. I'm not old, and I'm not sure whether I would--or could--stand at a 2 hour show the whole time. I definitely wouldn't want to. I probably won't be buying tickets to events at the Fillmore unless I am sure that I can get a seat. If not, oh well, no Fillmore!
What gets me is that they opened this club, that the county paid so much money for, with a national act, who hails from the Bronx. Nobody from Silver Spring, or at least Montgomery County, or the Metro area was good enough to open the club? This was probably just another night on tour for MJB.
..she's from Yonkers but I see your point.
What kind of men would say they want to see Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Kim? I guess that's why they didn't give their last names.
I went to the show and was one of the people who knew in advanced that I would be standing. My complaint is not only with the price of the ticket to stand, the amount of time we stood in line to get in, but also with the amount of time it took to get service at the bar. I stood at the bar for at least 20 minutes before even being acknowledged. I don't understand for the life me why, for a venue with that capacity, would they only have four bartenders at the bar (I'm not sure how many were at the others). Not only that but they have the bartenders checking ID's, giving wristbands and then they fix your drink. They need to check ID's and give wristbands at the door. I even had one bartender enter all of her credit card receipts one by one in to the register so that she could get her tips while there were people waiting to be served. We damn near had to scream at her to get a drink. She also took people out of turn. They definitely need to do better before I attend another show there.
I'm only 5'2, what can I see in a standing only crowd? for $100 with tax and fees? I'll be awaiting the artists next Live dvd so I can sit up front. For $18
People who thought GA meant they had seats must not go to concerts a lot. General admission almost always means you will be standing even if there are seat numbers on the ticket, at least in my experience this has been true. If seat are offered they are usually more expensive and there is an option to buy them on the venues website.