Knowing What’s Playing: Why You Should Pay Attention to Show Events Lists

A lot of the time, people miss important shows which matter to them because they aren’t up to date on their information. Today, we discuss why it would be important for anyone to pay attention to show events lists.

What are Show Events Lists?

These are generally speaking, lists which detail the dates, venues, and events that will be held. Every artist, sporting event, or even venue halls will have one. These used to come in the forms of giant posters or banners which were placed on the side of buildings.

In today’s world, everything is mostly in a digital form but it doesn’t change their original job. That being said, here are a few reasons why you should pay attention to show events lists:

Knowing Your Options

Most of the time, people get overwhelmed with choices and our lives are full of them. Paying attention to show events lists can help you better understand what your options are with regard to your entertainment choices.

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Catching Sell Dates

Usually, tickets are sold on specific set periods of time. This helps the seller better gauge the level of interest of the public. It also helps them keep better track of the number of tickets being sold at a time. Scalpers tend to buy tickets in bulk and tend to sell them for higher profit margin with virtually no tax.

Catching the sell dates, or at least, knowing about the specific dates will help you better plan your finances and decide if this is one event that you can skip or buy into.

Keeping Updated with Promos

Show Events Lists tend to also list any smaller bonus events that will be held in the particular venue—if the post is put up by them. If a particular troupe or artist has a events list, they also include any promotional periods wherein the tickets may sell for a lesser price than it would cost later on!

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If you’re planning on being in the events business one day, keeping up with events lists can help you better understand how they plan events in terms of seasons and locations.

Before You Go

We hope that you’ve learned a little bit more about the benefit of keeping abreast with different show events lists. There so many of them that can be found online. A lot of big bands and other such events announce the dates of their tours almost half a year ahead. Knowing about those dates can better your chances of knowing when the tickets actually go on sale.

When you know when they go on sale, you boost your chances of getting your hands on tickets because you’ve had more than enough time to save up for them. Do you pay attention to show events lists?

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Smart Watcher: Why You Should Nurse Your Ticket

Tickets sure have gone a long way from being things that were simply used to gain entry past a certain point. In today’s world it actually pays to nurse your ticket. Of course, we’re not talking about literally nursing that ticket (whether in physical or electronic form). We’re talking about holding on to it beyond getting it stamped or punched by the gatekeepers.

There are a lot of reasons why you should nurse your ticket even after you’ve gotten into the event itself. Here are a few of them:

You may need it again

A lot of the time, people have various reasons for needing to exit the event location. The usual practice would be to place a stamp on a wrist or a hand of an attendee so that they may re-enter the venue. The trouble is, there are a lot of people out there that have managed to find a way to build counterfeit stamps to gain entry after the event had already started.

As you may imagine, this has developed into quite a problem for a lot of venue owners and even those hosting events. So they require their attendees to present the original ticket. If you’ve thrown or crumpled the ticket in any way, you’ll be ineligible for re-entry.

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It’s a good memorabilia

Tickets provide a pretty solid piece of memorabilia for the more nostalgic type of supporter. While there are usually merchandise that’s sold at the venue itself, having the physical ticket or a printout of the electric ticket is a really good keepsake.

After all, there are certain merch that’s sold in other areas. However, a particular ticket to a specific date and venue isn’t something that you can buy at other merch kiosks or distributors.

You can make money off of it

Vintage tickets actually go for quite a bit of money when sold to other collectors. There are a lot of specialized shops that can help the sale of any vintage tickets—if you’re willing to let go of it, of course. The market for vintage tickets may not seem all that physically visible but the online market for it is completely booming.

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Vintage tickets have been known to sell for several hundreds and even thousands of dollars.

Before You Go

We’ve mentioned time and time again how tickets are the gateways to fun and entertainment—and they really are. What’s great about them is the fact that their usefulness doesn’t end after you have them inspected at the gate. A well-kept ticket can be the source of security at the event, can serve to be a pretty good nostalgic piece, and you may even profit from it!

Have you ever nursed a ticket for a long time? What was your motivation for doing so?

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Go Legit: Why You Should Never Go to a Ticket Scalper

It goes without saying that tickets are often sold within a certain time period only. When people miss the sale period, they tend to get a little desperate and go to unorthodox sources. By ‘unorthodox’, we are of course referring to ticket scalpers.

Scalpers are a sight that is a pretty regular sight to see in big events like concerts and sporting events. While they have access to some pretty good seats, there are a lot of other reasons why you should never go to a ticket scalper. Reasons like:

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They Overprice Tickets

One of the reasons why people are actually tempted to become scalpers is because of the return of investment that they get. They usually buy tickets early and they usually get good seats to boot. What they do is that they re-sell those tickets nearing the day of the event or on the day of the event itself for around 50-150% increase in price.

The Extra Money You Pay Doesn’t Go to the Event or Artist

The reasons why artists and events sell tickets is to get funding for anything they’ve already invested and even pool in funds for future projects. When you buy tickets from scalpers, you spend extra which do not go toward supporting the band, artist, or whatever it is that you’re attending.

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Scalping is Illegal in Certain States and Countries

While the actual re-sale of tickets (unless they specifically have names on them) is fine, most of the time scalpers tend to buy a significant number of tickets. Scalpers do not pay taxes. That significant money lost on behalf of the legal channels.

Before You Go

It is perfectly fine to feel tempted to purchase a ticket from a scalper if you really want to catch a particular show or event. However, it would be highly prudent for you to remember just what exactly you are supporting when you purchase tickets from a scalper. Think about your own finances in terms of long term and not just short-term gain.

Have you ever bought a ticket from a scalper? How much did you have to pay for it?

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Gateways to Fun: Two Forms of Tickets

People in general tend to put entertainment pretty high on their hierarchy of needs. It is good then that there are always a lot of options for potential audiences to pursue. Options like going to see theater shows, live concerts, movies, and so many others! What all these things have in common is that they usually require goers to purchase tickets for entry.

Yep, tickets! These lovely little buggers that are pretty much the gateways to fun, right? So it’s pretty important to us that everyone is well versed on how tickets work and what forms they come in. Today, we’ll be talking about their forms. Usually, they come in two particular forms which are:


These come in many visages but are usually something that you will be able to physically hold in your hands. They are usually printed by the office of those involved with the event or with the ticket sales branch that you go to.

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Nowadays, they can come in forms of cards or bracelets with a code printed on it.


The traditional form of tickets tends to cost extra since materials are needed to dole them out. There needs to be paper, ink, printers, and man power. It only made sense that more and more agencies went in the direction of electronic tickets.

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These no longer need to be printed at all and merely need the bar code on an app or a program that they use.

Before You Go

Knowing about the forms which tickets take is quite important so you don’t get duped into purchasing any fraudulent tickets that just give people a bad experience overall. In the age of rampant misinformation, it would be wise for any potential audience member to be smart about what they’re getting into.

Have you ever bought a ticket before? What form did it come in?

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