Sometime near 8PM, Ticketmaster put their allotment of four day passes to Phish’s just announced Red Rocks concerts up for sale nearly a week before the announced onsale date of March 26. Either Phish just came up with an incredibly inventive way to beat the scalpers – the sneak attack, or Ticketmaster screwed up. It remains to be seen whether Ticketmaster will honor the orders placed today. Let us know if you scored tickets.
UPDATE: Commenter Noah looked up the Ticketmaster Contract of Service and found this language…
If the amount you pay for a ticket is incorrect regardless of whether because of an error in a price posted on this web site or otherwise communicated to you, or you are able to order a ticket before its scheduled on-sale or presale date or you are able to order a ticket that was not supposed to have been released for sale, then: Ticketmaster will have the right to cancel that ticket (or the order for that ticket) and refund to you the amount that you paid. This will apply regardless of whether because of human error or a transactional malfunction of this web site or other Ticketmaster operated system.
UPDATE 1:03AM: I just checked the status of my order and it was cancelled. It was fun while it lasted, but Ticketmaster exercised their right to cancel the orders as per their Contract of Service.