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June 1218, 1994

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Posted By: @mwbbmsg.attmail.com:rie!4399
Time/Date: 5:31 PM Monday, June 13, 1994
Subject: Check This Out!!!!!!

I thought everyone would be interested in the latest chapter of the ongoing 
saga surrounding ticket bastard.  enjoy!  :) peace, christopher 

From: David Hirning (RHO) 
To: SOC Concert Info.; SOC Deadheads at Microsoft 
Subject: Ticketmaster Lawsuit article 
Date: Sunday, June 12, 1994 1:34PM 

>From the Indigo Girls List (AP wire story), has details about the three local 
people suing TB 

Dave (Glad I bought Dead tickets through the Dead!) 


     In one of the busiest seasons ever for concerts, the hot young band Pearl 
Jam is on the sidelines because of a dispute over ticket prices with the 
nation's biggest ticket broker. 
     The US Justice Dept began an investigation into possible anti- 
competitive actions in the concert industry after the band's lawyers filed a 
complaint last month. 
     The battle between rockers and Ticketmaster Corp., a computerized ticket 
network that has grown to dominate how tickets are bought and sold nationwide, 
could eventually affect concert ticket prices across the country. 
     Seattle-based Pearl Jam sought to book a concert tour this summer to 
capitalize on the success of the 8 million-selling album, "Vs." The band 
wanted to keep concert tickets at $18 apiece. 
     "We know we can go into Madison Square Garden and sell it out at $50 a 
ticket, but we would alienate a lot of our fans," said Kelly Curtis, the 
band's manager. 
     Pearl Jam also wanted to keep service charge on the tickets to no more 
than $1.80. Ticketmaster refused, Curtis said. 
     Since the demise of chief competitor Ticketron 3 years ago, Los Angeles 
based Ticketmaster has arranged for ticket sales at the overwhelming majority 
of the nation's concert arenas. It has exclusivity deals with many arenas and 
     Ticketmaster charges service fees ranging from $4 to $15 on top of ticket 
prices, according to the complaint filed with the Justice Dept. 
     "There should be some kind of fairness to it," Curtis said. "If you have 
a low ticket price, you should have a low service charge. They're not 
accountable to anyone and it's frustrating. They have this kind of attitude 
of, `If you don't like it, then go someplace else.' And they know there is 
nowhere else to go.'" 
     The band found it impossible to book a tour without the cooperation of 
Ticketmaster. In its complaint, Pearl Jam alleged that Ticketmaster organized 
a boycott of the band with concert promoters. 
     Ticketmaster said Pearl Jam has no right to determine what it charges for 
its service. 
     Ticketmaster spokesman Larry Solters said Pearl Jam is using the service 
charge issue as a smokescreen for the band's own greed. He said Pearl Jam 
tried to dictate merchandising deals with promoters to give the band more 
money than the industry standard. Pearl Jam also refused to compromise with 
the company, he said. 
     Meanwhile, a group of concertgoers in Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday 
against Ticketmaster, charging it with antitrust violations. 
     Samantha Hazzard, Susan Robins and Lila Hurwitz charged that TicketMaster 
has a monopoly that causes unfairly high ticket prices in Washington and 
     The lawsuit also names the North American Concert Promoters Association. 
The fans said large portions of the service charges are "paybacks" to arena 
owners and promoters. 
     A spokesman for the promoters would not comment. 
     Ned Goldstein, counsel for Ticketmaster, said "the whole thing is a PR 
move to sell CDs." 
     Concert prices have skyrocketed in general this summer, led by tickets of 
more than $100 to shows by the Eagles and Barbra Streisand. 
     Some other artists have come to Pearl Jam's support. Pamela Lewis, 
manager for Garth Brooks, said fans blame the artist if ticket prices are too 
high. Brooks tries to keep his tickets under $20, she said. 
     "Wouldn't it be great for the industry if a concertgoer could go to 
several concerts--instead of just one concert that wipes out their entire 
entertainment budget?" Lewis said. 
                                            (From AP) 


Posted By: dforbis@birch.ee.vt.edu
Time/Date: 10:46 AM Tuesday, January 14, 1994
Subject: SuperJam comments

Hi everyone -

Well, I'm back from SuperJam, and it was a blast.  The weather was
great (until WSP came on), the music was awesome, and the venue
was really cool.  I got a scorching case of sunburn...

DMB's setlist:
One Sweet World
Tripping Billies
True Reflection
Seek Up
2-Step (*)
Ants Marching (*)

(*) - w/Warren Haynes

Couple of comments:
Pretty loose (but GOOD) show, with a surprising number of mistakes;
Dave cued Boyd's solo in Tripping Billies about 5 seconds too soon,
so there was a pretty noticable lull in the song until it came time for
the solo.  Pretty funny, Dave was laughing, Boyd was grinning...  
Boyd butchered one of the verses in True Reflection, dissolving into

More interestingly, it seemed that 2Step had different lyrics (or at
least ones that I had NEVER heard before).  Could they be recording a 
different version for the album?  Is there anybody "in the know" who
could address this question?

WSP's setlist:
Makes Sense to Me
Kingdoms to Come
(new song? sung by JoJo)

I left after Hatfield, they had just started a rain delay that I didn't
think would stop, and considering I had a 375 mile drive ahead of me, I
decided to go.  Anybody know if they continued?

Also, nothing could have topped Hatfield.  This was, excuse my French, 
unbefuckinglievable.  A spectacular lightning display was starting, and
they played right to it.  An intensity level was reached that I have 
rarely seen at concerts.  Very fitting song to play, too, hmm?


Posted By: grayp@pinn.net
Time/Date: 12:08 AM Thursday, January 16, 1994
Subject: Dat-Heads ftps

Hey for anyone interested that has been having as much trouble getting 
the info as me, here are some ftp sites to get dat-heads info.

ftp.atd.ucar.edu  login anon cd/pub/dat-heads

ftp.funet.fi login anon cd/pub/culture/music/dat

Thought someone may be interested.

Does anyone have any TR3 to trade?


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Posted By: kmk4g@uva.pcmail.virginia.edu
Time/Date: 4:01 PM Friday, June 17, 1994
Subject: stuff

does anyone know when DMB should be back playing?

I doubt anyone knows this, but I'll try again:
Where is Blake Campbell?  How do I get in touch with him?  help please.
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