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- Posted on Feb 22nd 2011 5:00PM by Carter Maness
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The prolonged and surprisingly difficult conclusion to LCD Soundsystem's career is now getting a happy ending. After a much-reported ticketing fiasco, which left thousands of the band's core fans crying foul after not getting a fair chance at tickets to a Madison Square Garden farewell show, the band announced an additional four-show run at New York City's Terminal 5. Those tickets went on sale Tuesday morning at 9AM ET and sold out in just short of an hour, but fans seem to have finally been successful in beating scalpers for a spot at one of the beloved dance-pop group's final performances.
Of course, there were certain measures taken to ensure that there wouldn't be another mad scramble like the one that occurred on Feb. 11 when the MSG tickets went on sale. Bandleader James Murphy concocted a scenario where fans would have to wait in line and present an I.D. to get into each Terminal 5 show, while also setting-up a sweep for duplicate accounts on Ticketmaster to try to rub out scalpers gaming the system.
That two-front attack appeared to work as tickets were available for a reasonable amount of time and fans flooded Twitter and other social networking sites to proclaim their victories against the ticketing system that ruined their weekends such a short time ago. For now, all that's left is the music.
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