Lollapalooza sold out, Friday, Saturday, Sunday passes. Which site is credible to buy day passes?
So Lollapalooza sold out earlier than I anticipated. As of now, the Lollapalooza website only has Sunday passes available. The Friday, Saturday, and 3-day passes are long gone.
So I’m guessing I shouldn’t have held off on buying that extra ticket. I hate going through third-party ticket sites that jack up the prices and look less credible than a craigslist ad, but looks like I have no choice. I have a feeling I’m not alone on this boat, so I’ll share the info.
There’s a ton of third-party sellers and ticket marketplaces that have Lollapalooza tickets. Most of these sites are marketplaces for people to buy and sell tickets, similar to ebay. The sales are mediated through the site, rather than individual sellers.
To find the right price is just a matter of picking your poison. Either way, now you’ll be paying well above the original price for the fest, and it will only go up as the dates get closer.
StubHub tends to be a bit pricey. And the other sites don’t necessarily look all that credible, which runs the risk of bad tickets or slow shipping. However, I have not heard or read many horror stories of counterfeit tickets over the internet so 99% chance you’re fine. I went with TicketSpot for my friday pass. They have a 100% guarantee and there’s a summer coupon for 5% off your order :
In the past, it was possible to sneak in to Lollapalooza by bombarding the fences in large groups and hope that only the slowest of runners that get nabbed. But it seems like it gets harder to do that every year. While I have friends who have navigated the weaker parts of the barrier back in 2009 and 2010, I haven’t heard any success stories from last year. And this year will probably be even tighter. I recommend just to pay up the for the $150 day pass, as there’s a pretty good chance of having to pay up a $150 trespassing ticket if you decide to take your chances with the fence this year.