Free Buffett tickets gone; sales banned
Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2010 8:02 pm
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Tickets to Jimmy Buffett’s free concert in Alabama to show support for the oil spill-stricken Gulf Coast have been grabbed up quickly and begun showing up for sale on eBay for more than $100 each.
That prompted eBay officials to release a statement Wednesday saying they would not allow the tickets to be sold on their site.
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and Gulf Coast residents were among those complaining after the 35,000 free tickets were taken in a matter of minutes and then began showing up for sale by apparent scalpers.
Buffett and other stars will perform in Gulf Shores to support those hurt by the massive oil spill.
Published in The Messenger 6.24.10