In the spring of 1975 a trio of neophyte businessmen backed an old Chrysler onto a sun-baked Arizona driveway and convened in their new office. The garage start-up, dubbed Ticketmaster, would come to achieve such market dominance over the following decades some critics would denounce the company as an unlawful monopoly. Yet its path to the top was far from inevitable and Ticket Masters analyzes the legality and ethics behind the actions of Ticketmaster, including its recent merger with Live Nation. It answers such questions as Just what is included in a service fee and why does it vary with the price of a ticket? Why am I forced to pay for parking when Im taking public transportation to the concert? and Who really pockets all of that money? This guide to the concert industry looks into cubicles, conference rooms, and booking agencies and includes interviews with promoters, musicians, and corporate executives with connections to both Ticketmaster and the bands. Special attention is paid to the touring activities and ticket-selling practices of the Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, U2, Dave Matthews Band, and the Rolling Stones.
- Electronic book text | 350 pages
- 152 x 228mm
- 01 Jun 2011
- ECW Press,Canada
- Montreal, Canada
Table of contents
Introduction: Then: The Road So FarStacey Abbott I. Whats the lore say? Exploring Folklore & Religion 1 Erin Giannini Theres Nothing More Dangerous Than Some A-Hole who Thinks He is on a Holy Mission: Using and (Dis)-Abusing Religious and Economic Authority on Supernatural 2 Jutta Wimmier and Lisa Kienzl I am an Angel of the Lord: An Inquiry into the Christian Nature of Supernaturals Heavenly Delegates 3 Mikel Koven and Gunnella Thorgeirsdottir Televisual Folklore: Rescuing Supernatural from the Fakelore Realm II. Jerk ... Bitch: Representations of Gender and Sexuality 4 Lorrie Palmer The Road to Lordsburg: Rural Masculinity in Supernatural 5 Bronwen Calvert Angels, Demons, and Damsels in Distress: The Representation of Women in Supernatural 6 Darren Elliott-Smith Go Be Gay for the Poor, Dead Intern: Conversion Fantasies and Queer Anxieties in Supernatural III. Bon Jovi rocks ... on occasion: Comedy and Music 7 Stacey Abbott Rabbits Feet and Spleen Juice: The Comic Strategies of TV Horror 8 Stan Beeler Two Greasers and a Muscle Car: Music and Character Development in Supernatural IV. The Gospel According to Chuck: Narrative and Storytelling in Supernatural 9 James Francis Thats So Gay: Camp, Drag, and the Power of Storytelling in Supernatural 10 David Simmons Theres a Ton of Lore on Unicorns too: Postmodernist Micro-Narratives and Supernatural 11 Alberto N. Garcia Breaking the Mirror: Metafictional Strategies in Supernatural V. Skin Mags and Shaving Cream: Sam and Dean on the Fringes of Time and Place 12 Lorna Jowett Purgatory with Color TV: Motel Rooms as Liminal Zones in Supernatural 13 Aaron C. Burnell Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers: Supernatural and the Shift in White Trash from Monster to Hero 14 Simon Brown Renegades and Wayward Sons: Supernatural and the 70s VI. Cruel Capricious Gods: Auteurs, Fans, Critics 15 Brigid Cherry Sympathy for the Fangirl: Becky Rosen, Fan Identity, and Interactivity in Supernatural 16 Karen Petruska Crossing Over: Network Transition, Critical Reception and Supernatural Longevity 17 Laura Felschow Plagiarism or Props: Homage to Neil Gaiman in Eric Kripkes Supernatural 18 David Lavery The Chapter at the End of This Book: Carver Edlund, Jeremy Carver, Ben Edlund, and Supernatural Authorship Epilogue: Now: The Road AheadDavid Lavery Back Pages Appendices A. Episode Guide B. The Supernatural Cast Notes Bibliography TV/Filmography