Event Industy News: CES, Warped Tour, #ticketmasterproblems, L.A. Fruit Park

January 8, 2013

Warped: Vans Warped Tour is coming to Fairplex in June (as it does every year) and the line-up is already starting to take shape. Bands include Forever the Sickest Kids, Hawthorne Heights and The Black Dahlia Murder. Stay tuned for updates on this one.

#Ticketmasterproblems: The official inaugural ball, welcoming Obama and Biden back into office, is mere weeks away and is one of the most anticipated events of the month. Tickets are were open to the public for $60, set to go on sale at a specific time on Ticketmaster. Unfortunately, the company accidentally sent out exclusive pre-sale invitations to a large number of people. The coveted tickets were swooped upon, the event sold out and the rest of the public was shut out. Needless to say, aside from the lucky few, many Ticketmaster customers were left more than a bit peeved as this preemptive snatching. As the Twitterverse would summarize: #ticketmasterproblems.

Speaking of hashtags… Hashtag is the official 2012 Word of the Year.

CES: Techies everywhere will want to be in Las Vegas, NV this week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Kicking off today and lasting through Friday, January 11, celebrities, YouTube pros and “geeks” the world round’ will convene for mass devouring of some of the most innovative and up-and-coming inventions out there.

 Los Angeles Has a Fruit Park: “Fallen Fruit” as this urban oasis of nutrition is titled is the newest green addition to the City of Angels. That means 27 fruit trees, 8 grapevines and edible herbs for all. Dubbed a public art project, this park welcomes the community to enjoy the fruits of the city’s labor (pun definitely intended).

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