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SUGGESTION: Ticket lottery for VIP next year

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Long time viewer, finally making an account to broadcast this suggestion.


Broadway shows, particularly impossible-to-get-into ones like Hamilton, reserve a handful of tickets that they sell via lottery to give everyone a chance to get in the door.


Perhaps next year you could do something similar with VIP, where there's a day folks can enter for the chance to buy n non-transferable tickets (one entry per person, but multiple tickets to make sure you're not going alone) and then the following day you can draw entries to determine who actually gets in.

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well I think this year one issue was the speed at which the tickets where sold.

A lottery may solve parts of this but that would need to be a speedy one, since flights and hotels have to be booked too.


When it becomes hard to put a price tag onto something to give everyone time to think, what I've seen at rental car companies when they sell cars after a year: they do some sort of a reverse auction. So they let the customer choose the price:

They will start at lets say 20'000 € - and every minute or hour the price is reduced. You can make an offer prior to the auction and hope (lets say you don't go above 14'999) or just wait and pray everyone else holds still. The moment the price is where it is worth it for you you buy it. If you're the only one interested you can get a free car (maybe, never saw that happening... someone always gets triggered).


That would slow down the whole sale process, since people will try to get as low as possible - well maybe ? (but if it doesnt, people choose to pay that much)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A lottery may solve parts of this but that would need to be a speedy one, since flights and hotels have to be booked too.

Yeah, that's why I figured on it being a day of entry followed immediately by selection the next day.


The idea here is to meet the desire to keep the prices down (to maintain accessibility) while giving everyone a chance to get in.  You'd be completely throwing that out the window by starting at sky high pricing and lowering it until they sell out - that would guarantee that only the most well-off members of the community would have a chance at tickets.  The worry isn't about pricing the tickets too high to sell them - it's about trying to not become some sort of Elite-only event like most of the big music festivals have.

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