Oh no – EDC Vegas is only a short bit of time away and you don’t have a ticket yet! Maybe you didn’t have the money when they first came out, you slept through the ticket drop, or you simply weren’t ready to commit. Whatever the reason was you now feel screwed because it’s officially sold out. Wait though; you don’t have to lose hope just yet.
There are still many different ways you can get a valid EDC Vegas ticket so you’ll be dancing under the electric sky with thousands of other headliners. Here are all the tips and tricks to make sure you do not get scammed.
Join the EDC Vegas waitlist.
Recently, many festivals have started setting up waitlists for when their tickets sell out. For EDC, you can select the type of ticket you are looking for and put in your email and credit card information. Tickets become available regularly due to people defaulting on payment plans or having to return them, so there is still a chance you could snag one. These will be a bit more costly than if you had purchased when tickets first were released, however, it’s a very secure way to know you are getting an authentic ticket. I’ve personally had two friends get tickets this way within a month of submitting a request, so being patient pays off.
Ask your friends if they have extra.
The internet connects millions of people each day. Make a simple post on your socials asking your friends if they know anyone selling a resale ticket, or to keep an eye out for you. If they are feeling really helpful, ask them to share your post as well. You will feel a lot more comfortable purchasing a ticket if it is from a friend of a friend, versus getting one from a complete stranger.
If the deal feels too good to be true, it is.
Can’t believe that you actually found a general admission ticket for only $300, when most people are selling it for over $450, some for upwards of $600? While you’re probably jumping up and down with excitement that you found such a good deal, it’s likely a huge red flag. Selling below face value for an event that is sold out is virtually unheard of, so don’t fall victim to this type of scam.
Always use Paypal Goods and Services.
If you are purchasing from a stranger insist that you use Paypal Goods and Services. This service does come with a fee, but it guarantees your safety when purchasing tickets. If the person does not deliver, then you can dispute it with Paypal to get your money back. When you use apps like Venmo, CashApp, Zelle or the like, you are not protected if you are scammed. Furthermore, if the person refuses to use Paypal or comes up with an excuse as to why it doesn’t work for them, that’s a red flag that they are not legitimate.
Become an internet sleuth.
Have you ever heard the joke that millennials are better at finding out information than the FBI? It’s time to put those skills to work. When getting tickets from a stranger make sure to take a good look at their profile. Here are some important questions to ask yourself: Will they let you add them? Did they make the profile less than a month ago? Do they have any friends or family on their page? Do they have posts that signify they are a real person? If there are signs the profile was made haphazardly, it’s likely they are not a real person.
Additionally, check to see if that person has already been labeled a scammer on other forums. If you go on EDC’s Facebook group or Radiate page, for example, you can see several posts about people putting scammers on blast. Take a look and see if the person you want to purchase from shows up. Never be afraid to also as the person for references.
Examine the tickets closely and ask for a receipt.
If the person doesn’t provide you with proof of purchase or a screenshot of the ticket information, run away quickly. Pay attention to the photo to make sure nothing was doctored. For example, does it specify it was through Front Gate Tickets or was it falsified incorrectly and says Ticketmaster? Ask the EDC Facebook group or someone you know that already has tickets about what they receipt should look like.
Purchase from a reputable re-sale site.
Scalpers are a horrible part of the festival circuit, but sometimes when push comes to shove you don’t have a choice but to buy from one. When buying tickets from sites like StubHub, you will be ensured a ticket that is legitimate or you else you will receive your money back. They also will help get you another ticket if the one you had purchased fell through.
Don’t let them rush you.
Scammers can often be very pushy and try to rush the transaction. They won’t give you much time to really think about your purchase and may make up stories that they have other buyers. If in your gut you do not feel comfortable with how the person is speaking with you, then do not send them any money. It is likely they are trying to get cash from you quickly without any intention of giving you a ticket in return.
Getting a ticket to EDC Vegas when it’s sold out can feel incredibly stressful, but with a little patience and due diligence, you will be able to snag one. Trust what your gut tells you and never buy a ticket unless you feel 100% confident that the resale is legitimate. Before you know it, you’ll be dancing under the electric sky.