Creative and detailed view of ONE problem with the ticketing industry.
Matt Ruzz

Matt — you got this mostly right, except it’s not BOTS that are the real culprit. The tickets that should go to fans never get put on sale — they are allocated to a network of brokers who either pay for access or work with venues to buy large blocks of tickets for all kinds of events, which helps the venue and ticketing company sell tickets faster and creates false demand. Perhaps this is why there are so many “speculative tickets” available before they go on sale.