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If you haven’t bought your Christmas presents yet, you can go to the Dollar Store and buy Gaga’s coffee-table book for $3!
That’s the perfect gift for that relative you are being forced to get something for.
Queen of the Bargain Bucket, indeed.
Has Lindsay started selling her shit at the Dollar store yet?
Thanks Kenzie for the heads-up.
The City of Rio de Janeiro is giving out 500 pairs of tickets for Lady Gaga’s concert in the city.
The local promoters for the Born This Way Ball in Brazil are so desperate to move tickets that they are making deals with everybody and everyone who wants to offer tickets for her show.
This kind of business exchange is very common:
Event promoters donate batches of tickets to a second party, which will use their name/image to promote the event at the same time they plug their name/image to the product. It’s a win-win situation.
In this case:
On one hand, Lady Gaga’s concert gets a little more publicity (at a time her tickets are not selling) with an announcement on the official website of the city of Rio de Janeiro. On the other hand, the city gets more visibility and builds its image as a “partner” of commercial events (such as an international concert being offered by private companies like Riachuelo and satellite TV SKY).
The cheapest and most desperate part of this deal is that regular people cannot even try to win a pair of those tickets:
The city of Rio is only offering them to the city’s public servers.
You have got to be currently working for the city of Rio de Janeiro, or be a retired server of the city to be one of the 500 people getting a pair of those tickets.
Why the heck is this offer being displayed publicly on the city’s official website?
FREE PUBLICITY are the keywords.
In exchange for those batches of free tickets, the city of Rio would openly promote the show on their website for everybody to see, including people from the private sector who live in Rio and pay taxes as everybody else. However, only the city’s servers will be able to get them.
The point I am making is that if this deal wasn’t merely seeking mutual free publicity, this offer would have been made as “internal affairs”, with direct messages to the city’s current and former employees, through the city’s intranet - and not as publicly as it’s happening.
In the meantime, a similar business exchange is happening in Chile.
The poster invites you to “Lady Gaga’s backstage”. The deal is:
“If your daily purchase at the Costanera Center is above $40.000 (~US$84) , you may win 2 tickets to this incredible concert”.
Now you tell me:
Would you go to Lady Gaga’s concert if you had won a free ticket?
The Queen of the Bargain Bucket, A.K.A. the Queen of Groupon, A.K.A. Lady Garbage, or simply Lady Gaga is on a mission to have her stadium shows “sold out” across the globe.
After the 96% OFF deal on Groupon in Brazil (see the controversial post here), for her concert in Lima, Peru, she has another super deal:
BUY 3 TICKETS, YOU GET ONE FREE!
Update 09/09/2012: by purchasing thee tickets in any zone with the Ripley Card, you will get one free ticket for the north grandstand.
So for every three tickets sold in Peru, they will be giving a free ticket to the other end of the stadium. That way, Lady Gaga makes sure the stadium looks completely “full” in pictures and videos.
Check the “north grandstand” - “Norte”, where the free tickets holders will be seated (in purple) for that venue:
Here’s the link for Conciertos Peru for you to check for yourselves.
Getting back to the controversial 96% Off deal on Groupon Brazil:
Some people said that little monsters visited the website and said there is no such deal there. But here’s the thing: the offer was for a limited time only.
Here’s the original image I was sent:
On your left-hand side, above the message that states “2,186 people already bought this”, there is a note with a countdown clock that says:
“This offer is available for 1 day, 1:04:42”
At the time that image was taken, people had one day, one hour, four minutes and 42 seconds to get that deal.
So if you’re looking for the same offer NOW, you won’t find it. It has expired.
Lady Gaga has had similar deals in England, France, Germany, and everywhere she’s been with her show this year. Implying this is fake just because the deal has expired is illogical.
What’s next? Will little monsters say, by the end of the year, that the Born Reductive High School Ball never existed? Will they say that the only reason why the MDNA Tour is the #1 tour of the year is that Gaga never went on tour in 2012? Because, you know, if reality does not suit them, they lie.
On a related note:
One of the places Lady Gaga will be performing in Brazil, Porto Alegre, is being described by a reader from Brazil as a parking lot. I wonder how many people will attend the show. Any other Brazilians to comment on that?
The FLOP THIS WAY BALL surely seems to be the tour of the decade.
Three weeks before her concerts in Brazil, Lady Gaga is desperate to sell out her shows in the country.
Just like what we saw happen in England and France, where she needed to sell her tickets with a 60% and 70% discount respectively, things look even worse for Gaga in Brazil:
Her tickets are being sold 96% OFF on Groupon in Brazil!
The Queen of the bargain bucket, that is:
No one can deny.
I mean, seriously, Lady Gaga is the Queen of the bargain bucket.
Not to mention that, when she was on tour, her tickets were way cheaper than Madonna’s. And still, not all Monster Ball shows were sold out. Ouch! Queen of bargain, oooouch!