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    Dudes in the know: is it ever possible to get upgrades the day of the show on seats? Wondering since I have supreme nosebleeds for Charlotte April 25th

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    i had 200 level, not great seats for Chicago last month. bought them 10:00 am day of sale. later on saw seats in the first section Ed's side off the floor on Ticketmaster. called, asked to exchange/they did. same price level. i have tickets for Rosemont in a few weeks, tried to do the same thing, they said no. they don't use ticketmaseter, they do their own tix, make their own rules. i'd just keep calling/looking if it's ticketmaster and ask for an upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    i had 200 level, not great seats for Chicago last month. bought them 10:00 am day of sale. later on saw seats in the first section Ed's side off the floor on Ticketmaster. called, asked to exchange/they did. same price level. i have tickets for Rosemont in a few weeks, tried to do the same thing, they said no. they don't use ticketmaseter, they do their own tix, make their own rules. i'd just keep calling/looking if it's ticketmaster and ask for an upgrade.
    Word! Thanks for the info, I'll call and check out the situation. Ive got great seats for Greensboro 4/21 and horrible ones for Charlotte a few days later. Kinda like going from first class to coach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulsitive View Post
    Dudes in the know: is it ever possible to get upgrades the day of the show on seats? Wondering since I have supreme nosebleeds for Charlotte April 25th
    Call Ticketmaster and ask. It's hit or miss.

    Worst case, just sell the nosebleeds for whatver you can get. When front floor tickets open for Charlotte (maybe they have already, who knows, but they have eventually for virtually every show), you'll feel pretty silly sitting way up high when you could have been in front just because you are afraid of losing 100 bucks on the crappy seats.

    You can always sell the nosebleeds...you may take a small loss on them but who cares.

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    If you read my review of last nights show in Montreal, my friend bought us two tickets in the 300 upper bowl. We got up to the 300 level and it was closed off and two girls were sitting at a desk and handed us two 100 level seats as they had closed off/blacked out the 300 & 400 levels due to low ticket sales.

    If you can still get prime location far upper bowl a few days before your show and your venue/promoter cares and knows how make an arena look good with low ticket sales, you'll be upgraded.

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    Oh wow, they'll exchange tix if you find better ones at the same price? Never knew this.

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    Haven't seen this tour yet, but I was able to purchase upgrades once in the venue last summer for Poison and Motley Crue. We had comped lawn seats. Once inside we saw a girl selling box seat upgrades for $50 per. She was working, not private, and she had a lot of them. We handed her our lawn tix, $100 and walked right up front.

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    Unfortunately it's only at participating venues and it looks like that doesn't include many arenas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulsitive View Post
    Oh wow, they'll exchange tix if you find better ones at the same price? Never knew this.
    TWC arena doesn't participate. I looked into this after I found some "better" seats than the ones I had originally bought. I went ahead and bought them and just hope I can sell the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang Slinger View Post
    If you can still get prime location far upper bowl a few days before your show and your venue/promoter cares and knows how make an arena look good with low ticket sales, you'll be upgraded.
    I don't recommend buying upper deck tickets on the supposition that you'll be "upgraded." There's really no way to tell exactly how well a show has been selling (due to the way they hold/release tickets etc.) so it's a total crapshoot.

    It's nice being upgraded but if you want to sit in the lower level or floor, buy tickets there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trh74 View Post
    TWC arena doesn't participate. I looked into this after I found some "better" seats than the ones I had originally bought. I went ahead and bought them and just hope I can sell the others.
    The fact that they dont participate is lame

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy levi View Post
    I don't recommend buying upper deck tickets on the supposition that you'll be "upgraded." There's really no way to tell exactly how well a show has been selling (due to the way they hold/release tickets etc.) so it's a total crapshoot.

    It's nice being upgraded but if you want to sit in the lower level or floor, buy tickets there.
    Agreed, it's always a gamble.

    Seat upgrades alone are a long shot but more often than not the first people they upgrade are the ones who have seats in last-minute blacked-out area's which are normally in the 300 or anywhere in the back of the arena.

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    I just did it...but it's not Ticket master.
    Their official policy is no exchanges/etc..but day of the show at the box office they did it when I provided Id and the credit card I used...jumped up to 11th row (from 24) on the floor!
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    too bad you cant upgrade platinum tix
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