Mobile Concert Trends: How Smartphones are Enhancing the Live Event Experience

Mobile Concert Trends: How Smartphones are Enhancing the Live Event Experience

Mobile devices have changed the way we shop, dine, and even date, so it’s no surprise that they’re also enhancing the live event experience. There are the obvious benefits of having a smartphone at an event — snapping pics, posting social media updates, using your flashlight app in lieu of a lighter during the encore — but in what other ways are people using their devices to enrich the live experience?

With that question in mind, we surveyed thousands of North American ticket buyers to capture and understand the mobile habits — and desires — of the “always on” live event fan. The results of the study are as interesting as they are surprising — check out the infographic below to get the full scoop, and let us know how you use your device to enhance the live event experience in the comment section.

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“Looks That Kill”: Throwback Thursday with Mötley Crüe

Throwback Thursday: "Looks that Kill" Memories with Mötley Crüe

We all have those photos. The ones that make us think of the good times, and maybe even laugh out loud at how things used to be.

As some of you may know, we recently wrapped up our #MotleyMemory Sweepstakes asking fans to submit their favorite Mötley Crüe memories and enter for a chance to win a trip to New York for one of the band’s final shows. Considering Tommy Lee and company have been around for more than three decades, you can only imagine how many big hair photos we received. It was so awesome that we couldn’t resist sharing a few of our favorite submissions. So let’s throw it back. Wayyyyy back! Read the rest of this entry »

An Inside Look at Outside Lands 2014 with #IWantFestTix Winner Tracey E.

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We’ve been catching up with our talented #IWantFestTix winners about their festival experiences, and their stories are truly inspiring. Next up is Tracey E., whose stunning photograph of Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy earned her and 3 guests a trip to Outside Lands 2014 in San Francisco. Tracey is a budding photographer, and the trip gave her the opportunity to dig deeper into her passion — her prize package included a photo pit pass that allowed her to take professional photos alongside media photographers. Here’s what she had to say about the emotional experience:

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HARD Summer an Easy Favorite for #IWantFestTix Winner Haseeb A.

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We’ve been recapping with the winners of the #IWantFestTix Flyaway Contest, and so far their stories have given us serious FOMO (fear of missing out). Haseeb A.’s experience is no different — his moving photograph of a wheelchair-bound concertgoer crowd surfing earned him and three friends a trip to Los Angeles for HARD Summer. As he tells it, it was the perfect way to end the summer before heading back to school:

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Behind the Scenes at Faster Horses 2014 with #IWantFestTix Winner Vanessa S.

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Earlier this year we put out the call for epic concert photos as part of the #IWantFestTix Flyaway Contest. The prize? An all-access festival experience for each winner to share with three lucky guests. Vanessa S. was our talented winner for Faster Horses 2014 in Michigan — her beautiful black and white photo of Keith Urban perfectly conveyed the exhilaration of the concert experience and left no doubt in our minds she would make the most of the weekend. As part of her prize she and her guests were flown out to the festival and given the full VIP treatment, including a backstage tour. Here’s what she had to say about the experience: Read the rest of this entry »

From Concert Tickets to Sporting Events, Give a Ticketmaster Gift Card

Give a Gift Card this Holiday Season

Now that fall has arrived and school is underway, the warm, relaxing days of summer seem to be a distant memory in your rear view mirror. Up ahead, approaching faster than any of us would like to admit, is the holiday season. Pop-up Halloween stores seem to be everywhere you look. Thanksgiving décor will soon be inescapable. Then, of course, comes the holiday season. It’s known as the most wonderful time of year, but for some of us it feels like a last-minute scramble to buy gifts that we’ll stay up wrapping until 5 AM.

Despite the promises we made to ourselves last year to get our birthday and holiday shopping done early, here we are again at the eleventh hour with no gifts to give. Zilch. Zippo. Enter the Ticketmaster Gift Card.

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Remember When… 14 Moments of 2014 Festival Season

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The bad news: as summer gradually slips away, so have music festivals. The good news: we have photos and videos to reminisce on the great times and keep the memories alive for years to come. So join us as we  take a stroll down memory lane with the top 14 festival moments of 2014.

1. FYF: When Darkside left the crowd speechless after one of their final performances ever.

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The Perks of Being a Season Ticket Holder

Interested in becoming a season ticket holder? Check out these perks first.

Okay, we all know that the best season ticket perk in the history of the universe is the actual season ticket. Being able to see your team play every home game for an entire season? To be there, in the stands, when they take on their biggest rival? To jump and cheer with tens of thousands of other fans in a heart-pounding, blood-pumping rush of excitement?

That’s impossible to beat. But a few extra gifts are always nice.

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