Music fans have long had to deal with dealers, scalpers, and opportunists who buy up large blocks of concert tickets only to resell them at exorbitant prices.

In recent years, there have been artists who have fought to combat the issues by requiring ID checks where the name of the ticket purchaser and the ID holder must match.

Always a party, Jimmy Buffett has long been a popular draw for his fans known as parrot heads.  Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are set to kick off their tour at the Old School Square in Delray Beach next month.

When the tickets for the four concert dates on May 13, 14, 17, and 18 went on sale; they sold out withing a couple of minutes only to be offered up for resale at many times the original ticket price – as much as $10,000 for a pod of four seats!!!

Well, as it turns out; ticket holders will have to show their ID when entering the venue…and that name must match the name given at the time of the ticket purchase.  As a result, any tickets bought online from a ticket resale site will not be honoured. 

It is a mystery to ticket sellers at the Old School Square as to just how one person could acquire so many tickets since Eventbrite was the only company to have an agreement with the venue.  Also each ticket buyer was limited to one pod at a single show in order to allow as many fans as possible to see the show.

Obviously, there is going to be some very unhappy Parrot Heads; not to mention the ticket hounds that will lose out.

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