Music Festival Tickets are Actually A Great Bargain: Lollapalooza 2014

lollapalooza-lineup-2014Think music festivals are priced way too high? Think again, because we crunched the numbers and found that if you buy tickets for an annual celebration like Lollapalooza, you’ll come out this summer with a heavier wallet than if you purchased tickets to see your favorite artists individually.

Music festivals are expanding. The big ones showcase acts from the pop, hip-hop, EDM, alt rock, jazz, blues camps and more, which means music lovers of all ages and walks of life itch to get their hands on passes. Gone are the days when Lollapalooza unreservedly featured vanguard grunge and hard rock bands swanking minimal popularity—now there is something for everyone. With artists like Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Lorde and Skrillex headlining the three-day music festival in Chicago, it’s easy to see why Lollapalooza 2014 sold out even faster than last year. The demographic changes as genres swell to appeal to a wider audience, and ticket prices follow suit.

Unless you got Lollapalooza tickets before they sold out via the official website, you’ll have to scour the secondary ticket market for the in-demand wristbands, and we’ve got you covered. You’ll pay $540 for a Lollapalooza All Weekend Pass, which is $180 a day to see over 75 acts. Aside from Outkast, all other headliners have previously played Perry Farrell’s colossal affair, so, though this year’s lineup isn’t exactly anything new, the breadth of diversity accounts for Lollapalooza’s yearly must-attend tag.

Friday’s Lollapalooza Lineup (Aug 1): Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Zedd, Above & Beyond, Broken Bells, Interpol, Lykke Li, Phantogram, Chvurches, Portugal the Man, AFI

Saturday’s Lollapalooza Lineup (Aug 2): Outkast, Calvin Harris, Foster the People, Krewella, Nas, Spoon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Grouplove

Sunday’s Lollapalooza Lineup (Aug 3): Kings of Leon, Skrillex, the Avett Brothers, Sebastian Ingrosso, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Chance the Rapper

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Review: Book of Mormon in Los Angeles, You Had Me at “Hello!”

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Boasting equal parts of charm and obscenity, The Book of Mormon is easily one of the most controversial plays to hit theaters in the history of stage. Perpetually impudent comic geniuses Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, leave no crude stone unturned in the hit Broadway show. If there’s one way it’s appropriate or inoffensive, it’s that the Book of Mormon does not discriminate against anyone or anything: no one is safe from satiric roast in this play, as songs about AIDS, gay missionaries, an absent god and sexual fantasy abound. The utterly fresh play broke the record for biggest single-day ticket sales in both Broadway and West End history, and unlike other popular musicals in the world, The Book of Mormon is not comprised of well-known songs (we’re looking at you Motown the Musical), nor is it a reproduction of a beloved story (hello, Lion King, Annie, etc.). It presents an entirely original book and, as such, does not concern itself with precedent or obligation; the resulting product is pure, unabashed musical liberation. Read on to find out more about the musical everyone is talking about!

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Razorgator Releases New Mobile App, Delivers e-Tickets Instantly

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We’re excited to announce that Razorgator has launched a new app today! Whether you want to score the best seats in the house or just want a great deal at the last-minute, our free app delivers an eTicket to your phone, instantly. Pick from over 100,000 sports, concert, and theater eTickets, and save up to 80%. And of course, all orders are 100% guaranteed.

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Welcome to #eTicketHeaven!

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MLB Ticket Preview: Will You Pay More or Less to See Your Favorite Team This Year?

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If the dawn of spring didn’t wake you from your winter slumber, maybe a bit of sticker shock will. With Opening Day just four days away, we wanted to do an MLB season preview in regards to ticket prices and trends for the year. You’ll find yourself paying big bucks for small market teams and seeing bigger contenders for perhaps less than what you imagined. Overall, the MLB saw a 29% increase in average ticket price–that’s about $20 more per seat compared with last season. Does your team fall under the new norm, or can you still score those basement prices? Find out after the jump!

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Survive and Advance is the Name of the Game

ncaa-tournament-tickets-2014Selection Sunday has passed, the first round is complete, and our brackets are locked in. Now it’s time to watch the Nation’s best basketball programs compete on their road to the Final Four. Do you have Florida winning their third Championship in nine years? Who are your upsets? Will the star freshmen steal the show or will the teams of tourney vets make up most the One Shining Moment highlight reel? On the first day of second round play, we take a look at the cost of NCAA Tournament tickets and the madness that is scoring the best seats when your team survives and advances.

NCAA Tournament Tickets – Second-Third Rounds

The hottest second and third round tickets (based on the average All-Session price) are Buffalo (avg. $614), San Diego (avg. $463), and Orlando (avg. $448); no surprise considering the Cities will host nearby Syracuse, UCLA, and Florida respectively. The Orange are not the only school within driving distance to the City either – Saint Josephs, Villanova, and the Ohio teams all relatively close by. Also, based on the number of Wildcat fans at the Pac-12 Tournament, it’s fair to say Arizona is willing to travel; this, contributing to the high-demand of tickets in Southern California. St. Louis has the next most expensive NCAA Tournament tickets in the second and third round (avg. $435). Wichita State, Kansas, and Kansas State are a car ride away with fanbases that are willing to make a six-hour trip to watch their consistently polished teams in March.

The most expensive second round tickets are Session 1: Arizona vs. Weber State, Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State in San Diego (avg. $241) and Session 1: Baylor vs. Nebraska, Creighton vs. La.-Lafayette in San Antonio (avg. $221). Baylor Bear fans are driving (literally) the price of tickets up – San Antonio Session 2 the same day is a much more reasonable $171 average.

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Batter Up! Opening Day is Right Around the Corner

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Ah, the familiarity Spring Training brings: the snow is melting, the birds are tweeting and the Cubs are still grappling with the Curse of the Billy Goat. Cactus and Grapefruit League play is in full swing and there are less than three weeks until Opening Day. Yes, baseball is finally back and ripe for the pickin. K-Rod may have stepped on a cactus, but everyone else is hoping to start the year off on the right foot before the month’s end. The MLB is brimming with so much excitement right now that Opening Day Games are nearly $50 more on average than regular season games. Fans nationwide are about to burst at the seams even before Vin Scully and his golden pipes can welcome us back for another season, so read on, cause we’ve got all the info you need to prepare for Opening Day!

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March Madness Begins with Conference Tournaments

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As we head into the final weekend before March Madness officially begins, teams are locking up Conference titles and focusing on their Conference tournaments. Every season there are teams “on the bubble” hoping to shine in their Conference Tournament. Winning that tournament means an automatic bid to the Big Dance and a convincing run can give them the opportunity to get one of 36 at-large bids awarded on Selection Sunday. Excitement is heightened under the win-or-go-home format which leaves no room for a bad day.

The season is far from over as NCAA Tournament bound teams hope that their Conference Tournament is just the beginning of a long run in the postseason.

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2014 Concert Explosion: Recently Announced Tours

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Ahhh, concerts, nothing like going to see your favorite musician, singer or band and hearing their music live.  And who doesn’t remember their first concert?  Though I remember going to some with my Mom as a kid, my first with just me and friends was U2 at the old Hollywood Sportatorium in South Florida.  It was awesome of course and leaves me (as I assume all U2 fans are) waiting anxiously for their next album and corresponding tour.

2014 has started with a lot of tours being announced for music fans of all ages and music types.  As I was tasked with this assignment I was hoping U2, Depeche Mode and Oasis would be a part of the list but alas they are not. U2 might be touring fairly soon, Depeche recently toured and who knows if the Gallagher brothers will ever reunite.  So, here is a little on the top tours that were recently announced.

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Fierce Rivalries in Sports: 2014 Sports Rivalry Tickets

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com•pe•ti•tion: the act or process of trying to get or win something (such as a prize or a higher level of success) that someone else is also trying to get or win

ri•val•ry: a state or situation in which people or groups are competing with each other

fierce: having or showing a lot of strong emotion: very strong or intense

The spirit of competition, the desire to win, the goal to be better than your neighbor, friend or foe – these are some of the reasons we play sports and why we support our favorite teams. Now when you add the word “rivalry” the competition factor ramps up a notch; add the adjective “fierce” and it’s a whole new level. There are competitions and rivalries in all sports but only in a few can you elevate them to Fierce Rivalries.

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MLB in Bloom: Spring Training Preview

So long polar vortex, hello springtime! As temperatures in Arizona and Florida climb, pitchers, catchers and position players are reporting down south, and with each passing day, clubhouses for all 30 MLB teams are steadily filling up for Spring Training. For all the young bucks recently signed and trying to make their mark in the majors, spring is when they prove themselves. For many veterans, it’s time to test the waters with a new team.

For baseball fans, Spring Training is the best opportunity you have to witness MLB’s talent up close and personal. The ballparks are small enough so that you don’t have to squint to see a pop fly soaring through the air, you can hear every crack of the baseball bat and actually see remnants of dust rising from where cleats slid into base. Not to mention, it’s the greatest chance you’ll get all season of getting  that baseball sitting on the counter, or the jersey off your back, signed by your favorite pro, as players are far more willing to autograph during these practices than the actual season. If that’s not enough for you, a seat at a warm Spring Training facility is just $52 on average, far cheaper than regular season tickets. Curious to know where the World Series Champs stand? Want to know which small market franchise made big waves this winter? Need to know where your team is playing this spring, and for how much? Read on after the jump!

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