Deadmau5's Free Miami Tickets Gone in Under a Minute, Everyone Upset
Photo by Danny Mahoney
The least surprising news of the day is that tickets to Deadmau5's free February 15 show at Ice Palace Studios were gone in about a minute.
A source confirms the 60-second sell-out time is right and that people were only allowed to request two tickets per account.
Still, there's bound to be unhappy people, Deadmau5's fanbase in Miami alone probably exceeds 4,000 -- let's not even talk about the tri-county metro area and fans willing to drive or fly in for the show.
UPDATE Check out Crossfade's review and photos, "Deadmau5's Free Show for the Real Fans: "Miami's Been Redeemed.'"
Photo by Ian Witlen
A free event like this is a scalper's dream. At the cost of only the $1 processing fee (which is being donated to the Miami Children's Hospital), these Deadmau5 tickets can be sold at almost any price and still turn a profit.
But if you managed to get tix and are thinking of selling in order to pay your rent this month, there's a catch: StubHub, one of the biggest ticket resellers, is refusing to allow tickets to the Deadmau5 Miami show to be sold on their site. "Because this is a free concert we will not be offering tickets to this event," the site's reps say.
Naturally, when you want to get rid of something with little oversight, you turn to Craigslist. Dozens of tickets are available for purchase at about $100. (Way to ruin the spirit of the event, guys.) But alas, Space released a statement yesterday, saying scalped tickets would not be honored.
"Ice Palace does not accept tickets purchased from Stubhub or any other third-party ticketing vendor," Space wrote on Facebook. "When arriving at this event you must show photo id that matches the name on your tickets."
So you're screwed, scalpers. This could have probably been avoided if the non-scalping policy were common knowledge before tickets went on sale.