Deadmau5's Free Miami Tickets Gone in Under a Minute, Everyone Upset

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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.'"

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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.

See also: Space Miami to Deadmau5: Come "Host a Free Show ... We Will Cover Expenses Up to $25,000"

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Ice Palace Film Studios

1400 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

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Mario Sanchez
Mario Sanchez

what happened to never playing a miami show ever again?

Don Ramon
Don Ramon

This could have been avoided by just charging everyone a dollar at the freaking door instead of purchasing tickets online

Prophit1942
Prophit1942

so how will they sort this out? It the majority of tickets are being held by scalpers and they're not going to be honored is the show a bust?

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

bahahahahaha...hey scalpers your fucked, they will not accept your tickets, that should teach you

Ruben Bayona
Ruben Bayona

@nas bauta clearly you are not following the situation. He will not play miami CLUBS anymore. This is a live music venue. (Think huge warehouse with open floor space) not a VIP club. And to those that are thinking about buying fake tickets the barcode scanners show the ticket purchaser name so photoshopping your name on a ticket that you bought will not work.

Natalie Barnes
Natalie Barnes

I KNOW Jennifer Velez I checked last night & it says sold out?!

BaldingHeadbanger
BaldingHeadbanger

I miss the good ole days of having to camp-out overnight at your local BASS ticket outlet to get the best seats to a show-  All night fun.   Today's juveniles don't even know what they're missing.  The internet didn't make all things better, just easier/lazier.

Josh Berman
Josh Berman

The only way this could be more amazeballz would be if it somehow cost these douchebag scalpers a shit ton of money

Luis A. Basora
Luis A. Basora

It was too easy, I got them. For future events, be wise and pre register or sign up at wanttickets.com, that's what saved me. 30 seconds is all the time you will have to make the transaction complete. Should be an amazing set...can't wait!!!

Marlon De Leon
Marlon De Leon

Adrian Billete I'll pay double what you paid for it!

Nas Bauta
Nas Bauta

Lol wait, didn't he say he'd never play in Miami again due to people being on their phones during his set? Ha.. He's just as full of crap, just like his music.

Adrian Billete
Adrian Billete

Got one extra ticket. My friend bailed so I'm selling, u can walk in with me . Inbox me if interested

Arturo Barrera
Arturo Barrera

Kiry Touch Matthew Lefert Daisy Hernandez Leonardo Garza ...

Nick Moss
Nick Moss

In 60 seconds? Not even. Within about 10 seconds!

Sarah Melissa
Sarah Melissa

This show sounds like an anxiety attack waiting to happen....

Dustin Silver
Dustin Silver

They were gone in seconds. I was waiting on standby for an hour and didnt even get one

Ruben Bayona
Ruben Bayona

I'm flagging all the Craigslist post. Feel free to join me as they technically are scamming people. But also cause it's fun

chrisman
chrisman

With all those tickets gone, and them having a strict policy of matching I.D's I wonder how packed it will be. I have a feeling most of the tickets were purchased with bots by the scalpers.  

James Herrity
James Herrity

2:30pm is way too late. You have to be on the ball if you want a ticket to a free show in a small venue for a popular act.

Marlon De Leon
Marlon De Leon

if you really wanna be an idiot and buy a ticket(that was free) from a scum scalper.. you can photoshop your name on to the ticket.. print it and present it with your ID. but FUCK THAT

Marlon De Leon
Marlon De Leon

technically you donated $1 to the Children's Hospital.. and got a free ticket

tony38
tony38

thanks Deadmau5 you made my V-day weekend :)

Dustin Silver
Dustin Silver

It is and will remain a free show. If you purchase a scalped ticket to a free show you are: 1: A dumbass 2: Not getting in anyways because you have to be the person who won the ticket.

James Herrity
James Herrity

I got on right at 2pm and got a ticket. Boom!

Andrés Azuaje
Andrés Azuaje

it still is a free show. space and deadmau5 honored their part of the deal. greedy scalpers ruined it for the true fans. this is why we cant have nice things.

RedsandMIA
RedsandMIA

He said he won't be playing at Miami clubs. He said he would have his own venues and his own rules and that's exactly what he's doing. I don't agree with your opinion about his music, and what confuses me even more, is why you would take a moment out of your valuable time to write something that s obviously not worth ours. Don't like deadmau5? Why read anything about him?

JoseDuran
JoseDuran moderator communitymanager

@chrisman I've wondered the same thing. I've asked the event's press contact for comment on that matter. Still awaiting a call back.

RedsandMIA
RedsandMIA

That won't work because if they decide to use Wanticket's doorman app and scan the tickets, the serial number will pull up the real name listed at the time of purchase and the correct last digits for the card used.

RedsandMIA
RedsandMIA

@JoseDuran @chrisman From what I understand, If the venue is not entirely full, they will allow people in who were not able to get their tickets online, but it's at their own risk to go and make the line to see if there's any space available. This is likely to happen. Joel has previously worked things out at other venues at other states with promoters and event managers and have allowed more fans in the shows.

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