At May 24’s U2 concert at Rice-Eccles Stadium, a friend of mine lost his ticket while lingering outside. We asked the ticket office if they would reprint the ticket (as we were missing just one seat out of a series of five tickets), but they declined. So we bought another ticket and were out another $40.
When we got to our seats, someone was sitting in the seat of the ticket we lost. When I confronted that individual, he presented the missing ticket and said he bought it from a scalper for $23. I told him he’d bought a stolen ticket, and we gave him the ticket we bought and told him to go sit there.
This opened my eyes to the potential evil of ticket scalping. A lot of these ticket scalpers may be selling tickets at the expense of others. I would encourage people to only buy tickets through authorized outlets or through reputable resellers like StubHub.
In the well-written City Weekly cover story on circumcision ["Circumcision Decision," Sept. 17], the God of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions is credited with beginning this practice: God demands that the 99-year- old Abraham cut off his foreskin in order to prove his loyalty.