Matador At 21 – The Lost Weekend : Final Opportunity To Purchase General Admission Tickets

(it isn’t that kind of lottery)

We will be releasing a small quantity of GA tickets for Matador 21 next week by lottery. Winners will be picked at random and notified on Tuesday, September 14th at 9:00am. Winners will have 24hrs to purchase their tickets. If they fail to do so, a new winner will be selected the following day at 9:00am. All winners will be given the option to purchase 2 tickets at $250 each + service fees and taxes. This is your last chance (we hope!) to be part of the greatest weekend in human history

To enter the lottery please send an email to [email protected] with the title, “21 LOTTERY” in the subject line of your message.


77 thoughts on “Matador At 21 – The Lost Weekend : Final Opportunity To Purchase General Admission Tickets”

  1. we’re only selling the final tickets in pairs. I know that’s inconvenient for some but you prob won’t have much trouble finding someone who’d like to go with you.

  2. I’m assuming we are limited to one email for the lottery otherwise one could send 10,000 emails to increase chances. What about different email accounts? May I send one from my personal account and one from my work account?

  3. gerard, of course, i would buy two tickets if i win the lottery, but for me (travelling from germany to vegas) it will be rather difficult to find someone who’d like to go with me…

  4. If we have a ticket to the event, will we for sure be able to get into the shows? Are the venues big enough to let every ticket holder in?

  5. By purchasing tickets, can we get them (hard tickets) in advance by mail? Or is it a will-call only situation? [Happy to read up on this and other details, if you direct me where. ;)]

  6. Misty, admission to the evening shows at the Pearl is guaranteed. There are a handful of events taking place in smaller capacity rooms that will be first come, first served (full details forthcoming). All tickets will be available at will call at the Palms starting the afternoon of October 1.

  7. 1500 people descending the Palms will-call desk in the afternoon on Friday seems inordinately insane. I sure hope they open early and have multiple windows…

  8. heartbroken again. do not use ticketfly again EVER for any of your bands. screwed me on matador21 and Virgin Freefest.

  9. blahblah,

    we’re gonna use one of the Palms’ banquet halls most likely to pick up tickets, info, etc. We’re totally aware of the clusterfuck possibilities in the lobby.

  10. Can you let us know that the winners have been selected?
    Even if it’s (sadly) not me.

    Those of us who are OCDing on our email wanna know!!!!

  11. So, it’s 10am PST here and I didn’t hear back…i’m assuming I didn’t win. Hopefully a few people won’t pay within 24 hours and I’ll get an e-mail tomorrow!

  12. Hey Folks –

    I have 2 extra GA tickets to sell. Face value, of course. I think the total for the two was $538.00, inclusive of fees. Email me at tbates (at), and we can work something out.

    Please note that these are the tickets only, no room is included.

    Can’t wait until the 1st!


  13. Wow. That was fast. I feel like I know what the Ticketfly people went through. The tix are sold. Sorry I couldn’t help everyone.


  14. Hi Gerard –
    Is there a way to transfer tickets prior to the event? If not, I’ll just meet the buyers at will call. Please let me know.
    Thanks for all of your hard work on this show.

  15. i tried and tried and tried again…but didn’t get a ticket.
    in contrast to the german “zahlenlotto”-slogan:
    Beharrlichkeit führt NICHT zum Ziel.

    congratulations to all the lucky winners

  16. Winners have until 5pm (EDT? PDT?) today to make their purchases.

    The form seems to indicate that you can select 1 or 2 tickets, contrary to what Gerard said above. He may well be right, but the form is not clear if so.

    Also, I may have missed the memo, Gerard, but what is the status of rooms? None left at the promotional price? Are there still rooms available? If so, is there an event/discount code to use, or just book through the main website/phone?

  17. well I was notified yesterday that I was one of the picks in the lottery, I sent in my info but as of right now no one has contacted me. Needless to say I’m a little concerned…

    anyone else in the same boat or is it time to panic?

  18. Dinesh,

    We’re not selling any additional rooms — yesterday’s lottery was for general admission tickets to the shows only. You’ll have to make your own hotel arrangements. The Palms might not be sold out for the weekend, but we can no longer offer the original $99 a night rate through Ticketfly.



  19. George – same boat here, though I didn’t email in my order until this morning.

    Gerard – thanks for the help.

  20. George,

    I’m in the same boat as you too. I sent my info in last night.


    Is there any way to give confirmation to the lottery winners, to let us know that their credit card information is accepted and “safe”, and that we have not been bumped or anything.


  21. I won too and they STILL haven’t called! and 5 pm is around the corner…. what gives? I gotta make plane reservations! and I don’t like having my CC # out there. I called ticketfly but they had no idea what I was talking about. Gerard, can you reassure us?

  22. Gerard,

    I really hate to keep bugging y’all, but can you let us know when we should expect room reservation information. I really need to add a night to my existing reservation but I can’t seem to do that without confirmation.


  23. I was lottery winner, I got a reply from fyf saying they were notifying eveyryone that submitted their forms at 5pm(yesterday) and that a ticket fly rep would be contacting today….and I’ve received neither. This whole thing has been a rollercoaster, I just hope it ends without me peeing my pants and weeping. Thanks for the updates gerard!

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