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Bob Dylan Tickets to be Metered out the Old Fashioned Way

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Bob Dylan is playing a special concert at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco Wednesday night and he’s selling tickets in an old fashioned way. There is no advance sale, and fans have to line up, cash in hand, for a chance to see the 70-year-old rock legend.

There might not be any online convenience fees, but that makes getting in rather inconvenient. It costs $60 a head, cash only, one ticket per person, no lining up until noon, and the first 2,200 people in line will be admitted starting at 5:30.

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“It’s sort of an archaic way of selling tickets, but it’s the way that it used to be done before the advent of Ticketweb, and other online ticket services,” said Live 105 music director Aaron Axelson, who’s also a concert promoter.

He says this might not work with the younger, “buy it now” crowd, but for the older folks who want to see Dylan, it’s brilliant.

“I think it creates and extra viral buzz about it, because it’s such an unorthodox way of selling tickets,” said Axelson.

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