(Denver, CO) – Yesterday, I asked the question, “Will GABF tickets sell out on Thursday?” That turned out to be pretty foolish.
The Brewers Association reported at 10:44am MST that an estimated 40,000+ tickets for this year’s Great American Beer Festival, available today for the first time to the general public at 10am MST, had officially sold out. To put it into perspective, last year’s tickets took a week to sell out and tickets for 2007′s event sold out the week of the event.
Thursday had its fair share of issues with some saying that they couldn’t order tickets despite being logged into Ticketmaster right as the sale began. There are some people furious with the ticketing giant once again, compounding dissent that already existed after Tuesday’s issues.
See how it all unfolded:
So Ticketmaster charges you a “convenience fee” AND an “order processing fee”? $73 worth of beer at @ will be tough to drink…
Friday GABF session is already sold out? Public tix have been onsale for 2 minutes. Is ticketmaster fucking up again?
Keeps telling me tickets still aren’t available for GABF. WTF?
SERIOUSLY @ WTF?! Let me buy my GABF Ticket. I know they arent sold out in 5min
@ Friday night sold out? I was on at 10 am and it said that there were no more Friday night tickets available. How does that happen?
Appears to be some issues trying to buy #GABF tickets — @ showing nothing available and phone line is jammed.
Would be nice if @ could provide a functional service for their rip-off service fee. #GABF ticket sale fail.
My wife logged in at 10:01am and Ticketmaster said no tickets available. Such a fucking shit show. #GABF
If i could murder a company and get away it, it would be Ticketmaster.(refused my card 3 times, now GABF tickets are sold out)
Last few #GABF tickets are in purchasers’ carts. We appear to be minutes (moments?!?) away from our fastest-ever GABF sell-out!
Tickets for #GABF in the bag!
#GABF 2012 is now sold out. We look forward to seeing 49,000 of you during 4 sessions over 3 days this October!
In the moments after the sale went live, a number of new tickets hit eBay with some listings at $700 for two pair.
The event, the largest of its kind in America, will take place on October 11-13, 2012, in Denver. The three-day festival features 500 breweries and more than 2,000 beers.