Oops! Ticketmaster last night accidentally started selling its share of four-day passes to the Phish Red Rocks performance, which weren’t supposed to go on sale until March 26.
Of course news of this seeming miracle spread like wildfire across the Internet and via text messages, and fans jumped on the chance to see one of the band’s most highly-anticipated runs of the summer. Phish has not played Red Rocks since 1996.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you weren’t quick enough to act on this), it turns out all Red Rocks purchases have since been cancelled.
Dave Pecoraro, a 29-year-old fan from East Haven, Conn., learned about the tickets being on sale through a text message that urged him to “go go go” and get tickets while he still could. So he sprinted upstairs to his computer — even though “Lost” was just about to start! — and logged on to Ticketmaster.
The site was loading a little slow, which put his nerves a little on edge, but he was able to get through and purchase tickets. An order confirmation sealed the deal.
Or so he thought.
This morning he started hearing that the tickets were being cancelled, and so the first thing he did was check his e-mail. Nothing from Ticketmaster. Next he checked his Ticketmaster order history and saw that the order had, in fact, been nixed.
“I was trying not to get my hopes up last night, but I figured it was too good to be true,” he said. “It’s just another brick in the wall, as they say.”
Check out all of Dave’s amazing videos from Hampton. He’s got a bunch. About 30 by the time he’s done uploading them all!!!