Homecoming 2020! Feb 13-15

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Re: Homecoming 2020! Feb 13-15 (presale starts 11/13)

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There has GOT to be a better way. I did get 1 for Friday, but really...
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Well, that was an exercise in frustration.
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Do they only put like 9 tickets for each night on the presale? Seems like presale is gone within a few minutes every year.
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No Tickets :( I was on the site at 9:59, clicked purchase as soon as 10:00 rolled. Not enough tickets to fulfill your request.
Will be online Friday to get the tickets.
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scotto wrote: I get it. Life gets in the way. Wife's birthday is Feb. 15 and mine's the 23rd, and she runs a small indy one-person bookstore, so that's been her traditional post-holiday breather (plus a Valentine's day combo) and the only "us time" of the year. So not that I couldn't go, just never proposed it.
But I'm finally going this year. And she wants me to: I'm turning 60 and looking forward to my first Homecoming.
I am likely out this year. I think missing a chance to hang with first timers like Scotto (and I believe Sacto and Emandrisdad as well) is the worst part.
I had my ticket, but 2020 got canceled

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Re: Homecoming 2020! Feb 13-15 (presale starts 11/13)

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No tickets here as well. Logged in right at 10:00, and when tried to purchase first night it said tickets were not available. Oh well, try again Friday I guess.

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schlanky wrote:Do they only put like 9 tickets for each night on the presale? Seems like presale is gone within a few minutes every year.

My sense from my own experience and others' comments is that a "few minutes" is an overstatement. If you tried right at 10 you had a chance, but only a chance. By 10:01 it was too late. Again, I don't know what the thinking of the powers that be is, but this does not seem like a fair, efficient or effective process.
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scotto wrote:
Zip City wrote:Hopefully the band is still going in 20 years when I retire, because that will be the only time mid-February will be open for me to see them
I get it. Life gets in the way. Wife's birthday is Feb. 15 and mine's the 23rd, and she runs a small indy one-person bookstore, so that's been her traditional post-holiday breather (plus a Valentine's day combo) and the only "us time" of the year. So not that I couldn't go, just never proposed it.
But I'm finally going this year. And she wants me to: I'm turning 60 and looking forward to my first Homecoming.
YES! And I look forward to seeing you there.
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Clams wrote:
scotto wrote: I get it. Life gets in the way. Wife's birthday is Feb. 15 and mine's the 23rd, and she runs a small indy one-person bookstore, so that's been her traditional post-holiday breather (plus a Valentine's day combo) and the only "us time" of the year. So not that I couldn't go, just never proposed it.
But I'm finally going this year. And she wants me to: I'm turning 60 and looking forward to my first Homecoming.
I am likely out this year. I think missing a chance to hang with first timers like Scotto (and I believe Sacto and Emandrisdad as well) is the worst part.
Knew about sacto but not emandrisdad so that's more good news. I am not going to embarrass myself by telling you again how much you'll be missed.
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beantownbubba wrote:There has GOT to be a better way. I did get 1 for Friday, but really...
I think the whole presale thing has gotten out of control. With the Sturgill/Childers debacle, there was a verified fan presale, then a Sturgill artist presale, then a Childers artist presale, in addition to specific presales for Amex and Spotify. Might be missing a few.

Homecoming isn't nearly that bad, of course, but there's something to be said for just making people aware of when tickets go on sale and then...selling the fucking tickets. Of course, measures need to be taken to combat scalping, but that's gonna be true no matter what.

By opening up a small, unspecified number of tickets via black box presales, we're really just making it so fans have to clear their schedules, log on, and fight for tickets on multiple occasions. Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather just swing and miss once and then take stock of my options (secondary market, trading, etc.).
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Re: Homecoming 2020! Feb 13-15

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Well shoot.
So, pardon my ignorance, but roughly how many tickets are available each night vs. how many Homecomers are trying to get them? In other words, are the regular sales Friday as much of a debacle as the presale or should I just plan on saving my 90 bucks and buying more records?

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scotto wrote:Well shoot.
So, pardon my ignorance, but roughly how many tickets are available each night vs. how many Homecomers are trying to get them? In other words, are the regular sales Friday as much of a debacle as the presale or should I just plan on saving my 90 bucks and buying more records?
The capacity of the 40 Watt is about 500. Historically, they don't all sell out the first day they're on sale (especially Thursday). I'd say your odds are decent to get what you need if you log on at 10 on Friday. But we'll see what this year holds.
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scotto wrote:Well shoot.
So, pardon my ignorance, but roughly how many tickets are available each night vs. how many Homecomers are trying to get them? In other words, are the regular sales Friday as much of a debacle as the presale or should I just plan on saving my 90 bucks and buying more records?
I never even try the presale. Just get them from the 40 Watt. Always works fine.
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That went quicker than I thought. Went in for Saturday, completed the page and hit pay... timed out. None left when I went back in.
However, I did keep trying on the grounds of that sometimes tickets drop back into the system, and was able to pull Thursday and Friday about about ten and quarter past respectively.
Hoping to get Saturday ticket on Friday, all being well.

I do agree that the whole presale thing is an absolute nightmare though, some events have 4 or 5 and it's just daft.

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scotto wrote:Well shoot.
So, pardon my ignorance, but roughly how many tickets are available each night vs. how many Homecomers are trying to get them? In other words, are the regular sales Friday as much of a debacle as the presale or should I just plan on saving my 90 bucks and buying more records?
Last year was the first time that Saturday night sold out during the first day of general onsale. It took 6-8 hours to happen, but it did. It years past it would take weeks to sell out, and a little longer for the other nights. This will be my 9th Homecoming and Friday/Saturday has sold out every year, and the last couple of years Thursday has as well.

As long as you buy tickets on Friday you should be good. I only got Friday night today so I'm going to be online at 10:00am on Friday to get Thursday/Saturday. I wouldn't wait around too long, especially with Saturday tickets.
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Clams wrote:
scotto wrote: I get it. Life gets in the way. Wife's birthday is Feb. 15 and mine's the 23rd, and she runs a small indy one-person bookstore, so that's been her traditional post-holiday breather (plus a Valentine's day combo) and the only "us time" of the year. So not that I couldn't go, just never proposed it.
But I'm finally going this year. And she wants me to: I'm turning 60 and looking forward to my first Homecoming.
I am likely out this year. I think missing a chance to hang with first timers like Scotto (and I believe Sacto and Emandrisdad as well) is the worst part.
Oh, man! VERY disappointing. We'll have to raise a glass elsewhere. Hope all is well with you.
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I guess I was one of the very, very few lucky ones: I got my one ticket for all three nights.

I'm such a stress-ball about it--for no good reason, as I know rationally that the Friday general should take care of everyone--that having that worry--unnecessary worry--off my plate is a huge relief. I should switch to decaf.

Bottom line: my 3rd Homecoming is booked, flight, shuttle, lodging, and tickets. I cannot wait to see all of you. Been looking forward to this...since the end of LAST HC!

I'd love to have that running list started once everyone gets their tix Friday...
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Clams wrote: likely .
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Jonicont wrote:
Clams wrote: likely .
So there is still hope
The dope's that there's still hope.
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Flea wrote: The dope's that there's still hope.
Not a bad song to have stuck in my head now.


Tickets purchased---officially IN!
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Tickets procured for all 3 nights! Sweet!

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Saturday ticket bought, in for all 3.

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Narducci19 wrote:Tickets procured for all 3 nights! Sweet!
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Computer was a bit balky this am so there was some scrambling and anxiety on this end, but all's well that end's well. Tix for all 3 nites now safely saved on my computer. :D :D Now I can take care of flight details; hotel's already booked, HC has once again become real. :D :D
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In for Fri and Sat. Looking forward to first HC

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Corner Fool wrote:In for Fri and Sat. Looking forward to first HC
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Seems like there are quite a few Homecoming virgins attending in 2020... may their sacrifices be joyous and their pleasures be plentiful. With a new DBT album coming, this year is sure to be another epic experience... I'll leave it my HeAthen elders to open the official roll-call, but count this mo-fo in!

Can't wait to see you all.

Be well.

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Minor email snafus aside, the process went very smoothly and all my anxiety was for nothing. In with a friend for all 3 nights!
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Officially IN, big thanks to the Wordman!
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Tickets secured for all 3 nights. This will be our 9th Homecoming, and my daughter's 2nd. Looking forward to it again.
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