Let’s face it. Some events are more popular than others. And if you’re one of those people who want to go see the most popular events, then you’re going to have a harder time than others when it comes to finding tickets. It doesn’t matter if it’s a show, a sporting event, or a concert. The bigger and more popular the event, the harder tickets will be to find.
But that’s okay. Because the bigger the event tends to be, the more exciting and fun it is, too. But you can only get in on this excitement if you have tickets to whatever it is you want to go see. For a lot of us, the first step is, and should be, to check with the venue. This is where tickets originate, and it’s where tickets are usually the cheapest. These tickets will sell out quickly, usually, and that makes it so that only a small number of people actually buy tickets right from the venue itself. What you’ll find is that a lot of people or companies that either suddenly can’t use the tickets or had no intention of going to the event buy tickets. These people then re-sell those tickets, giving others a chance to go and enjoy themselves.
This is where most people start their ticket search. In fact, it’s often one of the easiest ways to guarantee yourself tickets, and in some cases, you can even save money by starting here. You start with a third party ticket site that you trust, and do a search for the tickets you want. It sounds like it should be a bit harder than this, but it’s really not. All of the tickets that are available for the specific event that you choose will appear, and you will be able to sort through the tickets to see if there are any in the area where you want to sit at a price you agree with.
Other Things to Consider
When you find tickets, you have a few options. You can buy them right away, or you can wait. You might want to wait and see if prices drop as the show gets closer, or you might just want to check out another site and see if they have a better selection or a better price. Those both are good ideas, but they can sometimes backfire on you, depending on the popularity of the event you’re going to. For example, if you’re trying to buy Super Bowl tickets, the likelihood of a price drop is almost zero. And the chances that another site will have tickets available is also pretty slim. This is a huge event, and even with the use of a site like SeatGeek or StubHub, when you find tickets, you need to snatch them up as soon as possible or someone else will buy them.
Obviously, not all events are as popular as the Super Bowl. But a lot of concerts and Broadway style shows fall under the same category. When tickets are available, they go quickly. You will need to be able to have a basic idea of how popular the event that you’re going to see is, and then gauge whether acting right away is the correct move, or whether you should wait. The more popular the event, the less time you have to decide. For less popular events, you will often see prices drop, but not always. It’s generally best to buy the tickets as you find them, when in doubt.
And once you have found the right tickets for you and your friends, you purchase them. We’ll cover that on another page, but it’s pretty simple.