MSG Sold Out on Dec 17????????

I just checked the "official" ticket sales sites last night and was thrilled when I thought I would be seeing BJ at MSG on my birthday this year! Tickets were available LAST NIGHT for REASONABLE rates of LESS than $500 each. Seeing BJ live at MSG WAS on my bucket list, since I just retired at a young 56 this year. Now that I check the availability today, the show is "SOLD OUT"........BS! What a scam! I will NOT be seeing BJ the way it appears now. Oh wait, I could pay $150 to sit BEHIND the stage. That would be awesome, but not worth my trip from Ohio. Therefore, I'm saving my money for another show in NYC. It will not be behind any stage, and will not be $150+ to see the back of some star's head. Give me a break and get over yourselves big stars. Not everyone wants to pay outrageous fees (especially in this economy) to see a pole or the back of a stage. Sigh(ned).....Disgruntled in Ohio....


  • I have tickets for Dec 17th at MSG in New York. Flying in from Canada. If Billy Joel or his agent reads this, special request for the following songs: "Honesty", "Just the way you are", and "This is the time". It would be greatly appreciated.
  • pilam76pilam76 Posts: 15
    edited 10/31/16
    Don't know if you have ever sat behind the stage but does not sound like you have.

    I have done the behind the stage seats multiple times for Billy Joel, Bon Jovi & Garth Brooks. They are excellent seats!!!
    1. Usually for Billy Joel behind the stage seats the tickets are cheaper than premium seats on the floor or on the sides in the lower bowl via ticketmaster. Example is the two upcoming shows I am going to on NYE and in orlando. Via TM, I got the behind the stage seats for $100 vs the premium seats which are $150. I have behind the stage 3rd row for Billy's NYE show in sunrise, fl,, 1st row for his Jan 27th Orlando show and 1st row for Bon Jovi in Sunrise FL in 2017, all at a lower price point via ticketmaster since they are rear view seats.
    2. The sound is great and since most people are scared off.
    3. the behind the stage seats are at an angle so you can see over the people in front of you. Unless you are in the first ten rows on the floor, floor seats blow because you cannot see over the people in front of you since the floor is not elevated.
    5. Trust me, they are great seats, sounds great and it is usually easy to land good seats in the lower bowl since most people are scared off. I was at first but now as you can see I purchase them a lot.
    6. Yes you face the band member's backs but Billy's piano swivels during the show and do you really care about not being able to see the drummer's face who 99% of people cannot name?
  • RobGRobG Posts: 2
    Fortunate to be attending this show all the way from the UK, I really hope that Billy performs Innocent man, it will really make the trip extra special!
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