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Sharing Arena Seat Information

Ticketmaster, Facebook team on seating location app



    Sharing Arena Seat Information

    by Bruce Felps

    Let’s say a group of friends are all atingle about the Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow concert scheduled for Sept. 2 at Gexa Energy Pavilion.

    The friends want to sit next to or at least near each other during the show because proximity makes sharing the joint that much easier. Do people still do that at concerts?

    Anyway, the friends don’t want to call each other to let the group know their seat locations. That’s just so last decade. But how to get the word out?

    Ah, Ticketmaster-Live Nation and Facebook have the answer. The companies teamed up to create a new online application that allows ticket buyers — for all sorts of events, not just concerts — to flag their seat locations on a Facebook rendering of the arena map and share the information with social media friends. That way, friends can find seats near — or away from in some cases — Facebook friends, and let the party get started.

    Next up on the technology agenda — Skyping concerts connected to flagged friends via Facebook so people don’t have to actually attend the shows.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. It probably would take a reunion concert by all four original Beatles to get him to an arena show. 

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