The restrictive ticketing policy for Garth Brooks’s upcoming residency at the Wynn in Las Vegas has drawn the ire of some fans.
In a video segment on KVVU-TV Fox 5 News Las Vegas, fans call the hotel’s ticketing requirements “arrogant” and an “invasion of privacy” because ticket buyers must identify all of the people who will be attending the show. Brooks signed a five-year residency deal with the Wynn, and the first 20 shows sold out quickly.
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Brooks and hotel owner Steve Wynn have vowed to eradicate ticket scalping for the shows in an effort to keep prices at the $125 face value the venue is selling them at, but the move has been criticized on internet message boards and by the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB). The NATB, which is pulling its annual summer industry conference from the hotel in protest, said the policy is anti-competitive and unfair to fans.