Originally posted by KieranU2:[..]
It's pretty much a lottery system and naturally the more demand the harder it is to grab tickets. So for example, if you just chose GA for MSG you would have had a 9% chance of getting tickets. They used to base it on seniority, but now everyone has an equal opportunity in getting tickets. The only difference is if you choose reserved seating, your seniority will normally bag you a better seat.
It's a neat system, however this time they transferred it from the Pearl Jam website in-house to Ticketmaster, which, as ironic as it may seem, worked better than it normally should because you could choose 'best available' tickets instead of choosing just GA *or* reserved seating. Some people made the mistake of exclusively going for GA because they turn their noses up at seating and have therefore been punished by not getting the shows they want. But they retort by saying "I've been a member since '96 and have never been declined tickets before, I deserve tickets."
Or have at least one of two back up shows as trade material ( not sure if that's possible anymore tho) or backup show if your first choice doesn't work out.
Everyone knows you can get snubbed by Tenclub. So don't mope if it happens.
I never get 10c tickets or membership anyway. There's a big chance you can buy one the week before the show anyway. No biggie.