Boss Fans Cry Foul After Ticketmaster Snub

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 4, 2009 11:01 AM CST
Maybe they should have just gone to a scalper.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A New Jersey congressman is demanding an investigation after Bruce Springsteen fans were unable to buy tickets from Ticketmaster's website—which promptly offered them more expensive tickets from a subsidiary. When tickets for Springsteen's Meadowlands show went on sale Monday, some fans attempting to buy them got an error message that shut them out. A TicketsNow ad offered tix for hundreds of dollars more than face value.

Rep. Bill Pascrell of Paterson wants the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving Ticketmaster and TicketsNow. A Ticketmaster spokesman says only a few fans reported problems.