Letters to the editor

Feb. 06, 2013 @ 03:11 PM

Luck or money

I’m writing in response to a couple of letters in the past few days regarding the Jon Stewart show at the DPAC.

Something is fishy when numerous people can’t buy tickets just 10 seconds after they went on sale and then they magically appear on secondary sites for triple the face value. I understand the whole “10,000 customers competing for 2,700 tickets” mumbo jumbo but something is not right.

I found it amazing the DPAC’s answer in its letter (2/5) was the same, copy-and-paste response on its Facebook page talking about how this was the most “sought after show” at the DPAC and so on.

Then what really got me was the comment about secondary ticket sites. I know some sites con you into buying tickets but others, such as StubHub and Premium Seats USA, are legitimate. I used StubHub for UNC/Duke Men’s Basketball tickets and Premium Seats USA for Rascal Flatts concert tickets and had zero problems getting into the events, despite having to pay an arm and a leg for them.

The DPAC letter stated that probably no Jon Stewart tickets on secondary sites had the exact section, row and seat number listed. This was not true for StubHub and Premium Seats USA as both sites had clearly stated section, row and seat numbers.

Bottom line, if you want to attend a top-notch show like this at the DPAC you’ll have to have a lot of luck or a boatload of money. I, for one, won't be attending.

Chris White


Thanks for support

I am writing again this year on behalf of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 1576 to thank the Durham community and the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church for supporting our Souper Bowl Collection which took place this year on Febr. 2 outside of the Harris Teeter on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

This is the 19th year the Catholic Daughters have participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring project, collecting money to benefit people in need in our community. We will be donating 100 percent of the monies collected to Urban Ministries of Durham for their Community Cafe. We want to thank all of those in our community who participated to make this project a success. We also would like to thank Harris Teeter.

Kathy Straube