COVENTRY, Vt. – Tickets to what jam band Phish (search) says will be their last show are sold out, and scalpers are getting as much as $915 for admission to next month's two-day festival, which were originally priced at $150.
Some 70,000 people have tickets to the show, which will be held at the Newport State Airport and surrounding fields in Coventry Aug. 14-15.
Veronica Lusk, sales representative for Internet broker eSeats.com, said she has only about 40 seats left to sell.
Because eSeats.com resells tickets for clients who name their own prices, the Web site lists tickets from $515 to $915. Lusk said the demand for even the $915 seats is there.
"At this price, they are going really fast," she said recently. "We can sell them for this much. People are buying them. I've never really seen general admission tickets for this much."
Brad Feldman, a 23-year-old Chicago business analyst, has been a Phish fan for 10 years. He's hoping to get a ticket, but refuses to pay much more than the price on the stub.
"Phish is different," he said. "When people need a ticket and you have some, you sell it at face. Hopefully good karma comes back."