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Confirmed Ticket Holder Only Events

WHY DO I HAVE TO BUY A TICKET TO RSVP "YES" FOR THIS EVENT?

If you have not purchased a ticket to a ticketed event, you cannot attend, and therefore cannot participate in the Meetup event. You may intend to buy a ticket in the next few days, the next week, or in the near future, but until you actually do, you are holding a spot in a Meetup event you cannot attend. As the event fills up, your held spot may prevent someone who would like to come from buying a ticket until a spot opens up, only to discover that the show has sold out, or that good seats or seats near other members of the Meetup group are no longer available.

Limiting "Yes" RSVPs to ticket holders also is a good way to prevent no-shows.

CAN I RSVP "YES," AND INDICATE THAT I WILL BUY A TICKET SHORTLY?

No. Either you have a ticket or you don't, and if you don't have a ticket, you can't attend the event. If you RSVP "Yes" for a ticket-holders-only event, but do not confirm having a ticket, the organizer of that event may switch your RSVP to "Not Going."

CAN I RSVP "YES" BUT PAY THE COVER AT THE DOOR RATHER THAN BUYING AHEAD OF TIME ONLINE?

No. Shows at many of the venues we attend often sell out ahead of time, with no spots available at the door. Many of these venues will not hold, nor allow us to hold, seats for anyone who has not pre-paid the cover charge. Likewise, organizers of ticket-holder-only-events do not wish to hold spots in the Meetup event for anyone who has not prepaid the cover or purchased a ticket.

If you wish to remain undecided, or wish to take your chances paying the cover or admission at the door, you can always attend on your own and drop by to say hello to us. We're a friendly bunch, and even happy to make room if we're not full up, but please don't hold a spot in a ticket-holders-only event until and unless you can commit to the event enough to purchase a ticket.

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Last Minute or Late Cancellations January 20, 2015 12:59 PM anonymous
No Electronic Check Ins, Please July 23, 2010 9:10 AM anonymous
Confirmed Ticket Holder Only Events January 13, 2012 8:29 AM anonymous
Calendar Notes vs. Meetup Events August 27, 2009 2:06 PM anonymous
Attendance and No-Shows July 25, 2012 1:16 PM anonymous
About The Washington Jazz and Blues Meetup Group November 17, 2012 10:46 PM anonymous

Washington, DC

Founded Nov 7, 2006

Organizer:

Ed R.
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