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Scalped: Why you can't get good concert seats

Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 17 November 1988

WHEN RHONDA Stofko and June Iacovello entered the New Rochelle Mall, in the suburbs of New York, at 7:30 one morning in August to purchase tickets for a Rod Stewart concert, they fully expected to have a shot at getting some good seats, perhaps even in the front row. After all, they had heard on the radio that tickets were not going on sale until 9:00 a.m., and they say they were the first in line outside the local Ticketmaster outlet.

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