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Comped show tickets

Discussion in 'Comps' started by LV_Bound, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Lets say you ask the host for 2 seats in the front section for a show/concert.
    He agrees and says the tickets will be available at the show window an hour before it starts.

    When asked exactly where are the seats the reply is that he has no idea. They will be determined when the tickets are picked up.

    My question and concern is if this is a "hot" show and while others are selecting their seats months or weeks in advanced and we are getting our seats an hour before the show are we left with seats in the back row of the first section?
    Is there a chance the two seats may not even be together?
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Those tickets could be:
    *ones that a big spender turned down last minute, and great.
    *the last tickets they have, and so, so
    *random tickets from the mix

    Bottom line - no set answer.

    I would say they would be together 99% of time time. Any deviation, such as not together would be brought up in advance. Such as - we have already given out all the tickets, but we do have 2 singles still available.
     
  3. finsfanscott

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    I wouldn't worry about the seats being together, as I would have no doubt that casino/host tix for two for a particular show would be together. As far as where.... well.... I had row 4 at an Elton John show (awesome) and the back row of the front section for "O". So not sure if that is indicative of my play between CET or MGM at the time, or just the randomness of show seats when booked through the casino.

    I tend to agree with the previous poster, IN GENERAL, I would say host/casino tickets would typically be better than what you would purchase on your own. Depending on what kind of relationship you have with your host (are you one of his/her bigger or smaller players that are interested in this particular event?) you could call on the day of the event (not before) and mention how important this is to you.... I have never received "crappy" tickets from a host, those are typically washed out to the "tix 4 tonite" places.

    Good luck, and hope you enjoy your show!
     
  4. LAV

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    I will help put you at ease further.

    Unless the host is undependable, then you are all set.

    At MGM properties, my experience has always been the reserved comp tix are either the highest or second highest priced tickets in the theater. The seats will be together. Otherwise, you would have been informed.

    As for CET, hosts typically request "best available" seats for the number of tickets for which you were requested. For instance, if you wanted 6 tix, then they will look for 6 seats next to each other at the highest priced availability.

    Hence, you won't know until you pick them up. But, if they are for an MGM show through an MGM prop. host, you can rest assured your seats will be great.
     
  5. KingBBInLV

    KingBBInLV High-Roller

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    The seats will always be together if it's a comp for 2 tickets.

    At MGM properties the host will put the comp in and specify which value of tickets that you are to be given. IE if the tickets are priced at say $175, $125, $100 and $75 if you are a baller you will get the top priced tickets, if you're a lower roller the comp may be put in for $100 value tickets. It also depends on what show concert you are getting a comp for.

    Last year I requested Mayweather boxing tickets and my comp was put in for $300 tickets (the lowest priced tickets), 2 weeks ago I asked for Eagles tickets and they were put in for $180 tickets, the top priced tickets for the show.
     
  6. LV_Bound

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    Thanks everyone. I will let you know how they turn out.
     
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    The reason your O tickets were further back is because front row isn't actually considered the best place to see that show. You got the high end tickets.
     
  8. JessicaSarahS

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    Seats will be together and in a great section. :thumbsup:
     
  9. LV_Bound

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    Good news and bad news.

    We had to cancel our march trip but rescheduled for Feb.
    We will miss the show as Shania isn't playing at that time, but we get to go early and have some FreePlay instead of show tickets.
     
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