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Nialler9 Podcast: Kendrick & Pavement gigs, secondary ticketing & the Grammys

Nialler9 Podcast: Kendrick & Pavement gigs, secondary ticketing & the Grammys


This week’s podcast episode, #193, is mostly about the world of live music.

Firstly, Niall attended the Sunday of the recent Kendrick Lamar gigs on The Big Steppers tour in the 3Arena, and Andrea went to the “men in their late 30s convention and your ex-boyfriend is here” Pavement gig at Vicar Street.

We talk about the Grammy nominations where things are as problematic as ever but you know, Beyoncé is still killing it.

This week’s Taylor Swift ticketing fiasco, where fans for her 52-date US tour crashed Ticketmaster and were waiting for up to 8 hours in a virtual queue to no avail, has us examining the secondary ticketing market once more, where Adele tickets in Vegas are going for $22,500 for this weekend, where Taylor tickets are listed for $92,500 and closer to home on Stubhub where Elton John tickets are going for €450 and Gilla Band tickets at the National Stadium are going for over double the ticket price on Viagogo that are currently listed on Ticketmaster.

But wait, didn’t the Irish government approve a bill to stop the exorbitant resale of tickets for events? Yeah, but venues and promoters have to opt-in, making this a very impressive invisible lasso on the secondary ticketing market in Ireland.

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