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Published: 2002/10/16

Phish Addresses Ticket Scalping Issue

The Phish organization has posted information on its website regarding the high demand for tickets to the upcoming shows at Madison Square Garden and Hampton Coliseum. A portion of the statement reads: The Phish organization is deeply committed to a fair and equitable distribution of tickets for all shows. We have checks and balances in place within the [online ticketing] system to insure that there is no abuse of the lottery system, and we work closely with Ticketmaster to define all parameters for each on-sale. The four upcoming shows experienced unprecedented demand for tickets. Remove this tremendous demand from the equation, and the vast majority of issues simply disappear. The fact is that, regardless of what systems were in place, the vast majority of ticket requests could not be filled. Some of you have inquired as to the actual number of requests for each show. We cannot share this specific information, but will say that a very small percentage of orders were filled (no surprise there).

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