When the Snap Hits the Fan
October 24, 2008
Scoring tickets can leave you with dueling concerns about how much you paid for your seat, and whether that seat will leave grass stains on your "Eagles Reunion Dockers". Buy tix confidently, with FanSnap.
Palo Alto's own FS is a stupidly easy "smart ticket search" that scours a vast database of providers (Ace Tix, StubHub, AllShows.com, etc) for all available options, and helps you rapidly sift through them to find the seats you want at a price you can live with (though getting close enough to soil a Jonas Brother = priceless). First enter in search terms (band, team, venue, etc), and FS shows you applicable events and dates (along with # of remaining tix & starting price); pare down the list with left-of-screen filters like price min/max and day(s) of week, plus specifics like opening band, or opposing team -- all the requisite steps to see if an event's even worth attending, or the World Series. Click the game/show you want and the next screen displays actual ticket options by exact price/# available together/seat location/provider, all criteria which you can further filter to discern the market value of different tix; when you're ready to buy, FS links you direct to whomever's got your tix (if they're for the gun show, hit the gym now).
FS is also rolling out FanSnapMaps venue by venue (big Bay spots like Oracle and AT&T are already up), which shows you a location schematic alongside your filters, which in turn shows you exactly where your potential seats are -- leaving your sole concern: how much grass can I hide in my Dockers?