Are you planning to attend your favorite K-pop artist's concert but still a bit lost on securing tickets? PinoySeoul prepared a list of possible ways to get your tickets to your next big show!
Getting excited about an upcoming tour of your favorite K-pop artist is one thing, but securing tickets can be stressful, especially if many people are also competing to get them. Unfortunately, it will get more challenging as K-pop charms more people. Here's a list of things you can do to secure your tickets!
Have a ticketing buddy!
This is the time to release your friendship card. Concert ticketing is usually available for offline and online purchases. Gather all your friends, regardless if they like K-pop or not; they will still give you a chance to get a low queue number online, or they can even go with you to line up at an offline ticket store!
For online queuing, they usually open an hour before the official ticketing time, and people who are on the website before the actual time of ticketing get a random queuing number. On this part, it will be pure luck, but having friends on board will increase your chances of getting lower queues and early access to the website.
Get the membership and use its perks
This option is entirely optional and is only applicable for concerts that have pre-sale events for official members of their fan community. If you have the extra budget for it, grab the opportunity, as pre-sale gives you the privilege to have first dibs on those concert tickets before their general sale to the public. Fans with membership access usually get a unique code to buy tickets days before the others. That sounds like a good deal, right?
Although this does not assure you of a ticket, it will still increase your chances of getting one.
Release your multitasking skills
Securing tickets is all about proper strategy. If you plan to secure offline, try to queue online while waiting for your turn at the counter. This will increase your chances of getting tickets. You can also ask your friends or do a pasabuy with friends who only buy one ticket, as they usually allow 2-4 tickets per transaction, depending on the event.
But always remember to prioritize your safety if you opt for this strategy! Camping out is usually not allowed, but fans organize unofficial queuing that the mall administration acknowledges.
When all else fails, ticketing assistance is the key
There will be times when, no matter how much you prepare, there will always be a chance of failing. You can put this tip at the bottom of your plan, as it will be costly and yet another risk.
As live events resume in the country, multiple offers of ticketing assistance online will help you secure your tickets for times that you won't be able to. These accounts claim high chances of success, and based on observation, they successfully secure tickets, but again, this option will be risky and costly.
Attending concerts is fun and cool, but this is also a gentle reminder that this will never define you as a fan and that you should always be responsible when purchasing tickets! Written by: Thea Templanza