#MondayMotivation: Stop It Now

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Pretending To Be Hot.

Redskins fans at FedExField. Photo Credit: John McDonnell/The Washington Post

A couple weeks ago, I made the following point:

“Without meaning to, I’d say our industry has made it pretty hard to buy live entertainment. Ticket buyers are generally confused, frustrated, suspicious and trepidatious.”

That’s right. As a group, we put obstacles in the path of people who are just trying to give us money and attend our events. This sucks, but let’s stay positive for a moment and look at the beginning of my sentence:

“Without meaning to …”

Well … true for most of us, but not everyone. Because there’s this:

For years, the Washington Redskins have maintained that the waiting list to purchase season tickets contained tens of thousands of names. Even as the team removed seats from FedExField at least three times between 2010 and 2015 while ramping up solicitations to former season ticket holders, officials insisted the waiting list remained packed with fans who wanted a way in. That waiting list, the team said, included 90,000 names, or 160,000, or even 200,000.

On Wednesday, the Redskins announced that there is no longer a season ticket waiting list.

Oh, man. Where do you start with this? …

Check out the rest of Jim’s post: Pretending To Be Hot.

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