So you want to buy Wired pre-sale tickets, but you don't want to read the lengthy post I did at 2:00 AM this morning with intricate details on how to buy the best seats? Here are the simple steps to take part in the Wired Pre-sale:
- Log into your Wired account.
- Go to the "Ticketing" page and get the password.
- Go to the Third Day Touring page.
- Click the "Show Info" link next to the show you are attending. This will take you to the ticketing site. It is Ticketmaster for most, but not all of the shows.
- Sign into your account on the ticketing page. If you've never made an account with this ticket vendor, do so now.
- If signing in to your account on the ticket vendor kicked you off the Third Day Make a Difference Tour page, either search for "Make a Difference Tour" or go back to the Third Day Touring page and click your show again.
- Put in the number of tickets you want to purchase. There is a 4 ticket limit for the pre-sale.
- Choose the type of tickets you want, ie, general admission (pit) floor, reserved seating, VIP Package, etc.
- Put the pre-sale password in the blank next to the number of tickets you want. (On sites other than Ticketmaster, you may have to put the password in at the beginning to enter the sale.)
- Click submit, and follow directions from there.
- If you do not like the seats they give you, click "Search Again" or whatever it says to try for different seats. Keep trying until you get what you want.
- If you do not like any of the seats you are given, you can either settle for what they are giving you, wait until the public sale on June 18th, or call the box office to see if they will be releasing more tickets later. The phone numbers are on the Third Day Touring page, next to each show.
Several people have asked me if it's better to try to buy the tickets online yourself, or to call the box office. Sometimes it works to call, if you can get a live person. But usually, those people are looking at a screen just like you are, so it's probably faster to do it yourself. Some box offices let the operators look at what seats are available, so that can be an advantage. Ticketmaster used to do this, but now both of their lines are fully automated. I tried today calling both the automated ticketing line and the local line, and could not buy tickets for the pre-sale, nor get through to an actual human being.
So how was your ticket buying experience today? I bought for Austin, Texas, and I've never had such an easy time buying tickets! I think I was actually in and out of there in about one minute! I had to go back and check to make sure I actually bought the right tickets! Wish they were all like that!