Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hottest Tickets?... it's Hannah Montana!! By: Lezah Williamson

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Who has the most sought after concerts? If you guess, you'll probably be wrong, because I doubt (if you're reading this) you're a 10 year old girl.

Because if you were a 10 year old girl, you'd know the right answer: Hannah Montana. Turns out you're not smarter than a fifth grader after all!

Yup, all over the United States parents of preteens have been lining up and hovering at the computer, phone in hand and credit card at the ready, all to procure Hannah Montana tickets for their kids. With tickets in the $26 to $56 range, that doesn't seem so unreasonable. The problem that arose for many, however, is that the concerts were selling out in minutes. In Arkansas, complaints were lodged with the Attorney General when it was found that out of state online companies had scooped up close to half of the tickets and were then offering them back to desperate fans at outrageously jacked up prices - from $230 to $938. In other states, tickets were scalping for even more: $2600 was one price I heard. And elsewhere, members have filed a class action suit again a Hannah Montana fan club, which promised members first crack at tickets and then didn't come through.

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