Fans Lined Up For Springsteen Tickets
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The Boss is coming to town and hundreds lined up at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial Saturday to secure their seats for Bruce Springsteen's October concert.
For longtime classic rock fans, this is the most anticipated concert in Rochester.
"This is going to be my first Springsteen show. I'm super excited. I can't wait," said fan TJ Hogan.
Two to three hundred fans lined up at the Blue Cross Arena before the box office opened to score tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's show on October 30.
"I don't know how much longer he's going to be making records, so I'm glad I get to see him again," said fan Charles Manaseri.
Manaseri was first in line nearly three hours before the box office opened.
"I'm a pretty big fan of the Boss. So it was pretty important for me to at least get a chance for some tickets," said Manaseri.
But it was by chance that Manaseri ended up in the middle of the line and another fan was selected to be the first to get his ticket through the handbill system set up.
"That was awesome. Somebody picked 81 and I was one the first in line," said Dale Snell.
SMG General Manager of the Blue Cross Arena Jeff Calkins says 12,000 tickets will be sold online by phone and at the box office. He says just like in Springsteen's 2008 Rochester concert, 15 percent of tickets will be sold at the box office.
"This is why Springsteen comes back to Rochester," said Calkins. "The rabid fans like this that come back year after year like this and follow him on the road. So we're lucky to have that support in Rochester."
And within the first five minutes, nearly all floor seats were sold out. Meg Brooker and her friend Katy Hanrahan considers themselves lucky enough to snag six tickets each.
"I just knew that it was likely to sell out," said Brooker. "So we kind of did this so we can ensure we'll get tickets."
Brooker says it will also ensure their chance to see what they call a legendary show.
"There's nothing that compares to a Bruce concert," said Hanrahan.