CHICAGO (CBS) — Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.
Gold Coast Ticket Partner Max Waisvisz said he has too many tickets still unsold, and admitted he over-estimated demand for Lollapalooza, which is now in its 10th year at Grant Park.
Waisvisz said he’s offering three-day passes for $250 – face value.
“We’re trying to push everyone to buy the three-day passes, but if we tell them they need just a single day, we charge $200, so it’s definitely a much better deal to buy a three-day pass,” he said. “Some people, what they do, is they might use the pass one day, and then they’ll give it to a friend, and they’ll use it another day.”