A pair of scalpers have been arrested in Winnipeg for trying to sell tickets to tomorrow’s (August 5) Tragically Hip concert at a ridiculously over-priced fare.
Apparently, Winnipeg police posed as desperate, diehard-Tragically Hip fans ready to pay hundreds of dollars to scalpers, in a rare undercover operation against ticket scalpers that resulted in two arrests.
“A lot of people are passionate about this group,” Winnipeg police Const. Rob Carver said. “I think in this instance, we felt we had an obligation to address this, so while we don’t do this as a normal course, it was done in this case I think to send a message.”
ITS ABOUT TIME!
Finally these scalpers, who are selling these tickets at crazy prices, are getting what’s coming to them. As a music fan, I would definitely be bummed if a concert I wanted to go to was sold-out due robot-scalpers. You would think that no one would be willing to shell out for these tickets, but when it is a tour to this magnitude, Tragically Hip fans will do anything.
You still have a chance to win tickets through the Edge.
So here’s how you enter to win.
- Listen to the Edge
- When we play a Tragically Hip song, text HIP then your name to 102102
- On August 10th, listen to Fred and Mel with Rick Campanelli. At 7:15am. They will draw 1 random winner.
The winner they draw get a pair of tickets to The Tragically Hip at the ACC that evening! Good luck!