During the Monumentour pre-sale back in January, I purchased a Meet & Greet ticket (plus a regular ticket for my friend) to the concert on June 27 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. Since then, I got rejected from what I thought was my first-choice graduate program (after already taking a year off because I didn’t get into one last year), and I was obviously devastated.
In some sort of miraculous turn of events, an opportunity opened up via one of my college professors to attend an even better program, which I naturally accepted. It’s a low residency program, which means that I go for two weeks at the beginning of each term and do the rest from home. Because each residency is only two weeks, it’s imperative that students be there for the entire duration. Unfortunately, the two weeks are June 19-29, so there’s no way I can go to the show.
I’ve exhausted all possibilities. I even tried emailing some Paramore representatives (the only email I could find was the “Contact Us” on the website), but they never replied. I then emailed Ticketmaster and asked if I could have the tickets transferred to the August 31 concert in Scranton. I know it’s against policy to transfer tickets, but I have been a Fan Club member since January of 2007 (back when you still had to pay to be a member) and thus have been designated as a senior PFC member in the past. I have also been buying Paramore tickets on Tickmaster for the past six years, so I figured it was worth a shot. If they couldn’t transfer my tickets, I was hoping they could at least make it so that I could sell my ticket to someone else, and another fan could take my spot. It seems silly for a Meet & Greet spot to go to waste when someone would take it in a heartbeat. However, they said that unless the person has the same last name as me (which can’t work), it’s not possible since it was an edict that came directly from the tour.
I understand this, but I wanted to at least try contacting someone from the tour, but I don’t know how I would reach anyone. I know it sounds silly, but I’ve been involved with Paramore for so long that it absolutely kills me that I have to pass this up (and also essentially eat $130). I’d love to see them in Scranton, but if that’s not possible, someone should at least be able to benefit from my inability to go. I know this is super long, but I just wanted to know if anyone in the Paramore community had any advice. Ultimately, I’ve accepted that it’s probably just a loss, but obviously that really sucks and makes me sad.