One of the all-time great rock and roll acts, Led Zeppelin, announced a reunion for one show only with 15,000 seats available at $ 250 apiece in London, England. Within 8 hours of the on-line box office opening up, there were 20-million ticket requests. Locally, the police sold out the 8,000 seats available at Blaisdell Arena in less than three hours on a Saturday morning.
Bottom line is that supply and demand are always a problem for big-time events, whether it's a reunion concert or a BCS bowl. The rapid nature in which tickets disappeared for the UH/Georgia football game is unfortunate, but it once again proves just how fast you sometimes have to act when a special opportunity arises. Frankly, there are probably 40,000 Louisiana folks and LSU fans that have tickets to a Sugar Bowl game that now features an SEC team they usually boo against- that's Georgia, against an upstart team that many can't fathom how they got invited- and that would be UH.