After two shows on the 2013 tour, the Live Almanac has received several emails detailing the challenges experienced while trying to purchase items at the merchandise booth.
Pat, who attended the Boston show last night, emailed this morning with the following:
"There was one problem that likely cost the band some money -- only one guy working the merch table, and the credit card machine wasn't working. So with cash only, a number of people I spoke with had to buy fewer shirts, posters and programs than they wanted, and waited a long time to do so."
I also received a couple of emails similar to Pat's from opening night attendees.
At the 2012 shows, the lines for merchandise were overwhelming (before and after the concert), and the same issues seem to be occurring this time around. Before your show, please check this blog post which details the items available for sale. If you plan on purchasing, it probably would be a good idea to arrive early to the venue and with the exact amount of cash in the event there are long lines and/or issues with using credit cards.
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