Metro Halifax — December 22, 2011

Editor’s Note: This may seem like stating the obvious to some of you Canadian visitors, but for those who don’t know, Kijiji is basically a Canadian version of craigslist.

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Petty concert a ‘once-in-a-lifetime-thing’: Fan
By Aly Thomson
Metro Halifax — December 22, 2011

Al Isnor may be watching Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers from the upper bowl of the Halifax Metro Centre in late May, but that doesn’t faze the longtime fan.

The Clayton Park resident arrived at work late Wednesday morning to ensure his spot at the rocker’s show. After hitting the refresh button on the Ticket Atlantic website several times, Isnor was finally able to purchase the bank-breaking tickets at about 9:02 a.m.

“It’s pricey, but a once-in-a-lifetime thing. To see him in our own backyard,” Isnor told Metro in a phone interview. Tickets, which range from $103 to $206.50, went on sale Wednesday at 9 a.m., and only three minutes later, the best available seats were in the upper bowl. Concert promoter David Carver said although the show isn’t sold out, he expects the remaining 500 tickets will go fast.

“I’m surprised there’s even any left right now … but I’m sure they’ll be gone, if not today, but tomorrow,” he said Wednesday evening.

Tickets started appearing on Kijiji as early as Tuesday morning, with some sellers asking $1,000 a pop.

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