MGMT Tickets, Seriously?

October 25, 2008

I’ve been trying to get a ticket to see one of the five MGMT shows that have been in New York during the month of October alone. Oracular Spectacular blew my mind, and is easily one of my favorite albums of the past year. Apparently a lot of other people feel the same way, encouraging many ticket holders to post ads asking as much as $200 for a $20 ticket. I took to the streets (Craigslist) to see if people would knew ridiculous when it hit them.

Help pay my rent by buying my outrageously overpriced MGMT tickets! – $800

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Date: 2008-10-24, 9:10AM EDT

Selling four MGMT tickets for 40 times more than I bought each of them. I know that Craigslist asks that no one posts tickets for more than face value, but this economic recession has been really tough on me. I just bought a condo and one of those new fancy Macbooks. Honestly, the condo hasn’t depreciated as much as the Macbook has; I paid $1600 + tax, and now it’s worth less than the old Macbook because it has a mirror for a screen and doesn’t have a mouse button. I’m also looking to trade this for one of the original Apple computers from 1992.

I bought these tickets even though I don’t really like MGMT. They sound to me like a more younger version of The Killers, who have an awesome new single called “Human.” It makes me think of a 90’s dance remix to the Lion King soundtrack. Anyways, back to the point, I need to pay my iPhone bill and my rent for November and I’m out of cash. Buy my four MGMT tickets, $3200 for the set of four, or $1000 each. Not negotiable, my mortgage just ratcheted up to $4000 a month, sorry. If this goes well I may consider starting a business of reselling concert tickets, and then we could do business again down the line.


In response, many people took this seriously, and many people just spammed me. Sorry my fixed width blog makes it hard to read, just click on the email message to see it big. Here are my favorites:

Thanks in particular to the Jefferies (trader, I hope) for helping me to figure out how to use those new Macbooks, and to the MTV staffer for being gullible, well actually to both of them for being gullible.

MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice Remix)