How To Get Your Tickets To Events Faster and Earlier
Online ticketing of events has reconfigured how we experience live entertainment without a doubt. The ease and simplicity of browsing and purchasing events online has simplified the process down to a few clicks of your mouse. No more waiting in long ticket booth lines in horrible weather conditions to get tickets to the Theater. No sir.
What do you want to do tonight? Merely login, logon and you have a night out on the town. What could be easier? Well, I don't know how it could be easier, however, I have discovered how it could be better. Imagine all of the events you are browsing online are half-off. Yes, let me rephrase that, half-price event tickets! At StubDog.com all the tickets on offer are at half-price. Get them while they last. That's right.
How do they do this? StubDog.com works closely with venues to assist them in leveraging empty seats and increase their bottom line. Seats that the venues believe will remain empty. A minimal service charge is tacked on to the half-price amount which the customer pays. The service is completely free to the venue. It's a remarkable concept whereby everyone wins and all the savings are passed on the consumer. StubDog.com is currently in Houston, Dallas/Ft Worth and Los Angeles and rumor has that they are expanding nationwide into such markets as New York, Miami, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Chicago, New Orleans, San Antonio, Austin and many more.
Another remarkable aspect of the site and what that I find fascinating as a consumer is the level of cross-promotion that exists and the sheer entertainment in browsing alone.
You can find an avante-garde performance such as Cirqueworks Birdhouse Factory, where circus acrobatics and early 20th century machines come together, next to an Art of Boxing Promotions event at the Warner Center, where local fighters battle it out in the ring.
You can find a Full Moon Gondola Wine Tasting Cruise in Naples, Long Beach next to a bus tour of Charles Bukowski's haunts around downtown Los Angeles.
Or a Shecky's Girls Night Out shopping extravangza butted up against a Studio City Pilates Mat Class.
You will discover Spoken Funk, where poetry and comedy meet adjacent to a Wine & Chocolate Tasting Class at Morrys by a Master Sommelier.
You can experience the bygone debauchery of the Jazz Age with hoofers, hootch and hot jazz hosted by Penny Starr, Jr. and her Nudie Kewpies celebrating Weimar Berlin at El Cid with Club Schmutzig or right next to that you catch rising stars from two of the best ensembles touring the nation at the Laguna Dance Festival, Hubbard Street 2 from Chicago and American Ballet Theatre II from New York City play a double bill of modern and classical dance.
Catch experienced comedians such as Mark Curry at Garrett Morris' Downtown Comedy Club or if you look just below that event listing on offer is a Quick Culture Tour of the 3rd annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibit held at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Museum & Galleries.
Better yet, in Houston, you can view a Brilliant Lectures Series featuring Karl Rove the Day after the Upcoming Election 2008 on November 5th right above downtown Houston's finest paintball field, Urban War Zone Paintball, where you can release your tension on fellow friends and family on a cool Sunday afternoon.
You can also ee Thea Vidale at the Comedy Showcase next to Quirky Works VI presented by the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, featuring a collaborative performance with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble from Michigan at the Wortham Center Downtown.
Catch An Evening of Gershwin and other music at The Strand Theatre with piano, voice and harp next to Theatere Ensemble's Radio Golf by August Wilson in a riveting, fast-paced, dynamic and wonderfully funny performance about the world today and the dreams we have for the future.
In Dallas you can catch Late Night Comedy at a friendly neighborhood theatre, with friends all over... right next to a politically charged performance called the Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson taking place in 1962 Alabama when an African-American woman is beaten and arrested for taking her young daughter into a whites-only restroom, a trio of burgeoning civil rights leaders decides to make a stand.
The list of exciting events and eclectic mix of interesting things to do goes on and on making browsing an absolute joy and adventure. As a music lover, I can only compare it to going into a Music Store full of unique, interesting records and being able to browse without categories and finding hidden gem after hidden gem.
Of course, StubDog.com allows users to browse by category, however, I prefer scrolling through the long list of fascinating events they offer and see where it takes me. It could land me anywhere from LACMA to Long Beach to Laguna. Get on board the StubDog Bus and experience everything your city has to offer. And the price is right!