When you buy tickets online you have to pay ticket processing fees. Unless you're buying tickets to see the jam band String Cheese Incident. According to The New York Times, about 50 fans and friends of the band took $20,000 in cash, advanced by the band itself, to the box office of the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and used the money to buy tickets. Then the band sold the tickets on their website for $49.95 so fans could skip the Ticketmaster fees. There's a $12 shipping charge, but that's still cheaper than the fees!
Mike Luba, one of the group's managers said, "We’re scalping our own tickets at no service charge. It's ridiculous." Bassist Keith Moseley said, "It costs us money to sell the tickets, but we are going to eat that cost this summer in order to make a better deal for our fans and let them know how much we appreciate them."
That's a pretty sweet way of letting your fans know you appreciate them, right? Let us know what you think about the band's tactic in the comments!