Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Rant and a Rave

Ranting....

Two tickets. Two little ol' tickets. That's all I want, so I can take my mum to see the So You Think You Can Dance tour when it comes to Seattle next month. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been watching the TV show religiously every week, and I so wanted to see the dancers in person. It's the ONLY reality show I'll watch...well, that and Dancing With the Stars...

Anyhoo - I totally misjudged how quickly that show would sell out, and it was three hours after the tickets went on sale that I called Tickemaster. SOLD OUT! Damn...I waited too long! Later I found out that they sold out in about ten minutes in most places.

Now I am searching on the 'net, and looking at these awful scalper sites. I can't find any tickets for less than THREE times the face value! All's I can do is look at the prices and get sick and mad all at once. It's so unfair to people on a budget who just want to go to see a show! These sites should be illegal. My only hope is that they don't sell these outrageously priced tickets and they're left with nothing. Either that, or maybe they'll drop the prices drastically as the event date gets nearer? Is there any hope for that??

OK - Rant over...

Raving...

CropADile

I just got the coolest tool ever for doing my art projects! I had plans for an art project that involved seven eyelets on each of 40 pieces. Whew. That's a whole lotta eyelets to pound and smash! So, I got myself a Crop-A-Dile, by We R Memory Keepers. I tell you what - that thing totally lives up to its press! You can use it to punch two hole sizes, and to set several sizes of eyelets and snaps. I was working on my project one evening and chatting away to my friend Heather, and suddenly I was finished. She couldn't believe how quickly I got all those little eyelets set. The last time I set eyelets that small, it took forever, and my ears were ringing from the sound of the metal hammer hitting the metal setter! I enthusiastically recommend this tool to everyone who sews and sets snaps or who does things such as cards and scrapbooks and mixed media projects. Worth every penny, I tell ya!

PS - Maybe I'll post a picture of the project I was working on...when I get it done...

8 comments:

Tink said...

That's horrible about the tickets. Where ever there's a want, you can believe someone will try and take advantage of it. I hope you still find tickets somewhere, for a reasonable price!

Newt said...

You might call the place and see if they offer tickets at the door same day. Some theaters have what they call house seats. They are reserved for the actors and stage personnel. If they dont' use them they go on sale. We saw Phantom of the Opera that way. The LA version starring Michael Crawford that sold out for 3 years in advance. We got them same day 8th row center stage. Same price as any other ticket and actually we paid less than the woman next to us. Can't hurt to check.

mike said...

I was just gonna say the same thing as newt. When I worked for a place that sold tickets via ticketmaster, we sold alot of house seats that way. Other than that, I'm sure that there's gonna be radio giveaways and such that you can try for as well.

Jay said...

In addition to "house seats" there is also the possibility of EBAY. Lots of tickets are available there and you might check it out.

Thien-Kim said...

I tried to get the tickets for DH too. Same prob--all sold out.

graymama said...

I am definitely going to order a pair of those from the notions sale in my fabric coop! I would love to see pics of your project :-)

Sorry about the tickets :-(

deb said...

Hey Sassy...thanks for checking out my blog. I too recently bought a crop-a-dile. I used it to set some snaps...worked well...and like you said, so much quieter than the ol' hammer.

Cheers,
Deb

PS...glad you got your tix.

tracy loves pink! said...

Hi! I actually bought this little beaut for punching holes in tin! Can you believe that it punches metal as easily as paper?! love your site! oxox