Ticketmaster, oh, you know me so well…

I’m going to a great concert on Friday–Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Soilwork, and DevilDriver. I’m a huge fan of all four of these bands and this is pretty much the best multi-band bill I’ve seen.

I got the tickets from Ticketmaster, and after checkout they send me a coupon code for a free song from iTunes, which I thought was pretty cool. They also gave me access to a free multi-song sampler of "hand-picked" music. By "hand-picked" I thought that they meant the selections were chosen based on the concert ticket I bought. And so I thought, "Wow, that’s pretty cool, and a great way to cross-merchandise bands." However, this is the artist list of the sampler they gave me:

  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Mandy Moore
  • Galactic & Juvenile & Soul Rebels Brass Band
  • Bloc Party
  • Finger Eleven
  • Noisettes
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Ryan Shaw
  • Manic Street Preachers


Mandy Moore? WTF? In their defense, however, it was an email from Ticketmaster that notified me about the concert in the first place, so for that at least (and for the free iTunes song) I’m grateful.