When it comes to boogeymen in the live concert world, Ticketmaster has to be up there as one of the most hated companies of all time. I grew up in the 90’s when bands like Pearl Jam were taking a stand against Ticketmaster and their ridiculous service fees, although they sort of failed because more companies cropped up and did the same exact thing. If you are like many Americans, you probably were forced to use Ticketmaster to buy tickets to a concert that you really wanted to go to and were without much in the way of options. I’ve been lucky in that I haven’t used Ticketmaster in a very long time, but many weren’t as lucky, with many bands and acts leading revolts against them over the years.
There has been a class action lawsuit brewing against Ticketmaster for years now, with it finally settled last month in a big way. As Gawker points out, the settlement of the $400 million class action lawsuit has come to fruition and people are finding themselves the lucky recipients of a windfall of free tickets. The internet is dusting off their collective Ticketmaster accounts to see what they’ve been gifted with.
Me, I’ve got zero free tickets, but you? You might have more than that. Just log into your account and click “active vouchers” to see. There’s a catch, though. I mean, there is always a catch. They have a list of “eligible events” that is currently not working, but when it does, you should be able to find out what those tickets are good for. Knowing Ticketmaster’s spotted history, don’t bet on it being really cool stuff.