At 11 a.m., New Yorkers got their long awaited, announced in advance, ticketed-and-everything, first official Neutral Milk Hotel show (slated for October 29th) in a long, long time. And at 11:01 a.m., perhaps unsurprisingly, it was already over–if LCD Soundsystem can sell out Madison Square Garden in less than a second, then rest assured Jeff Mangum can manage to fill the much smaller capacity Town Hall in a minute or so. This time, people actually seemed to get tickets. But not many of them. And their elation was immediately drowned in the tears of their less lucky peers. Phish fans, what did you do before Twitter made every highly anticipated ticketing event such a heartrending circus of human pathos?:
Jeff Mangum tickets already gone within seconds of the on-sale time. ARGH
— Simon Vozick-Levinson (@simonwilliam) February 25, 2011
Goddammit, did anyone get through for Jeff Mangum tix at Town Hall?
— Jenn (@Dinowitch) February 25, 2011
wow. totally shut down for jeff mangum tix. presale mustve unloaded most of them yesterday. @bowerypresents can i call dibs on this now?
— Sean O’Kane (@sokane1) February 25, 2011
Awesome…Jeff Mangum tix sold out. WTF?!
— SonicScoop (@SonicScoop) February 25, 2011
Welp. No Jeff Mangum tix for me. Sold out in two mins it seems.
— Tyler Pennell (@TylerP) February 25, 2011
In less than a minute, I get shut out of Jeff Mangum tickets. Great. Thanks, TIcketmaster! Why do I even try to get tickets to shows . . .
— J. Welsh (@Jwelsh8) February 25, 2011
What the Fuuuuu!!! Tried to buy my Jeff Mangum tickets and it never let me. Was on right at 10 a.m. 🙁 & >:(
— matt (@magzalez) February 25, 2011
jeff mangum tickets sold out the second they go on sale? how is that possible? we had an alarm set and everything. so sad!! 🙁
— adina (@adinagrigore) February 25, 2011
I hate ticket master, woke up early to buy Jeff Mangum tickets in NYC for October; they were sold out and moved to stubhub in 30 seconds.
— emiranda (@emiranda) February 25, 2011
couldn’t get tickets to the 10/29 jeff mangum show at town hall in nyc. no tix online immediately when sales opened. disappointed.
— Jessica Eerie 🕸 (@ms_evans) February 25, 2011
I am Jack’s total lack of surprise at failing to get Jeff Mangum tickets. However shall I find meaning in my life now?
— Hellanie (@grammar_girl) February 25, 2011
— Kyle Almas (@kawlmas) February 25, 2011
jeff mangum @ town hall = sold out like crazypants. sigh.
— davis (@dontstaylong) February 25, 2011
Oh right, and then there was this guy:
Jeff Mangum tickets secured for NYC a couple days before Halloween, I’m going as a semen-stained mountaintop
— Brian Peterik (@bpawesome) February 25, 2011