Posted in music on February 22, 2012

Kraftwerk

Tickets for Kraftwerk's eight shows at MoMA went on sale at noon today, and not surprisingly, it doesn't look pretty.

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Comments (176)

Been in queue for an hour now, four disconnects. On the phone for about a half-hour with no response from ShowClix. Worse Ticketing Experience EVER!

Posted by citybug | February 22, 2012 1:08 PM

Spent a half hour on the phone only to be disconnected. Got in the queue at 12:00:10, browser crashed three times, am now being told it is sold out. Showclix should have never taken this on if they don't have the servers to handle it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:09 PM

MOMA's ticketing system makes me miss the good old LCD fiasco days...
And they dare to have the word "modern" in their name...

Posted by ME | February 22, 2012 1:10 PM

Got two tickets for 2nd night after many time outs, etc.

No confirmation e-mail yet though.

Posted by kwhitehead | February 22, 2012 1:11 PM

got 2 tix for trans europe express

what's your favorite kraftwerk album?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:12 PM

BRUTAL!

Posted by Bob_Roberts | February 22, 2012 1:12 PM

stay on phone. i called at 1230 and just got tickets. there may still be home.


can confirm that CW, MM, and TEE are all gone, however.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:12 PM

the entire generation tried to buy two tickets each out of 8x500=4,000 tickets (im guessing place can hold about 500 people).
so, just about 5-10% chance that any of us will get them. which still makes me unlucky, as i had 12 people on Gchat and none of us got tickets.

Posted by Boxie | February 22, 2012 1:12 PM

I was planning to come from Portland Maine for this show - major ticket site fail. I was was on two different solid internet connections with two computers seconds after 12 with absolutely no luck.

Bummer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:12 PM

digital tears

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:12 PM

Just sneak in. These people don't hire proper club bouncers and the museum cops are no match for our cunning persistence

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:15 PM

most annoying... everytime I got to the top of the line I got an error message... the tried the phone but they dont seem to employ anyone past the automated voice... at least I got to hear some splendid muzak

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:15 PM

Anybody get their e-mail confirmation?

Posted by kwhitehead | February 22, 2012 1:15 PM

i dont think they are sold out. how would show clix even know? they dont know how to sell tha fucking things in the first place.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:16 PM

I got one. A friend who knows what he's talking about looked at how the "queue" was set up - you're better off refreshing and going back in rather than waiting in the queue, FYI.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:16 PM

Tried Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer for over and hour. This shitty ticketing system kept timing out on all of them. I've always hated everything MoMA, now my respect for Ralf has considerably dimmed. Hoping they announce non-MoMA shows...

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:17 PM

Everyone is assuming this is in one of the theaters. If you look it is in the giant atrium on the second floor. They can probably fit a few thousand people, especially if they use the above floors as a "balcony"

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:17 PM

It's really looking like the glitch in their system arose when trying to move people from queue to purchase.... I got dumped out at that point numerous times after getting in three queues only seconds after 12pm. They really screwed this up. Irritated with MoMA and with myself for the wasted time.

Posted by dogra | February 22, 2012 1:17 PM

Got my e-mail confirmation.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:18 PM

WORST. EXPERIENCE. EVER.

ShowClix can be certain to get an aborted fetus mailed to their offices.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:21 PM

It's really looking like the glitch in their system arose when trying to move people from queue to purchase.... I got dumped out at that point numerous times after getting in three queues only seconds after 12pm. They really screwed this up. Irritated with MoMA and with myself for the wasted time.

Posted by dogra | February 22, 2012 1:21 PM

I miss the old Box Office days...when you actually had a chance if you waited in line.

Nowadays it's more of a Lottery if you get to see the bands you like or not

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:22 PM

What's wrong with Radio City?
Good for Antony but not for Kraftwek?
That is always what happens when visual arts people are messing with performing arts, clueless.

Posted by ME | February 22, 2012 1:23 PM

1:08, so awesome! Take the whiners.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:24 PM

i will blow you for tickets

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:24 PM

"you've got mail"

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:26 PM

Why all the demand this time around? There were no issues getting tickets to the Hammerstein show and the total tickets for MOMA is greater.

Did the hipsters finally pick up on Kraftwerk? Did Pitchfork/Vice have an article about them?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:26 PM

fUCK THEM, I WAS WAITING WITH 3 COMPUTER ON A SOLID CONNECTION CLICK REFRESHING FROM 11:55

BUMMER!

Posted by Baz | February 22, 2012 1:27 PM

I want to fucking punch in the face those that got tix. Go fuck yourselves

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:28 PM

I somehow got a Man Machine ticket at 12:59. Dunno what black magic I pulled that made ticketclix stop shitting itself long enough to let me buy it, but it worked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:28 PM

If I want to see an old guy on a laptop playing music, I'll just load up itunes, put my computer on the bathroom sink and look in the mirror.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:29 PM

FUCK MoMA
FUCK BLOWclix
FUCK Kraftwerk

FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAIL

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:30 PM

After waiting in queue for over 90 mins, finally got a notice that all shows are sold out. TOTAL EFFING BS!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:31 PM

"Sorry - but since there was such high demand and a limited number of tickets available - this event has sold out! We wish there was more inventory available, but space was very limited. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you!"

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:32 PM

I'm still in the queue and it hasn't even told me it's sold out yet.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:33 PM

got tickets for 'techno pop'

hi haters

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:36 PM

at 1:26
HP printer

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:36 PM

ugh, worst experience. was in queue for The Mix at straight up noon, but it knocked me off after 20-30 minutes of waiting. went back tried it again and had screens up for, MM and TDF too. eventually I got the screen to buy one ticket for The Mix, but when I clicked on the "get tickets", I got knocked off the page.

the Showclix system blows...

Posted by JT | February 22, 2012 1:36 PM

my captcha is still pending!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:38 PM

1:36#1 - Getting a ticket to "Techno Pop" is punishment enough. No need for our hate.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:39 PM

Don't worry, you can still see Lustmord sitting in front of a laptop at Unsound.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:39 PM

"I want to fucking punch in the face those that got tix. Go fuck yourselves"

Loser. Did you got last time around? I bet not. Why are you interested all of a sudden?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:39 PM

at 1:39

'the telephone call' is a baller ass song. you jelly bro? haha

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:40 PM

Put ticket/s in basket and would get kicked out over and over. Last straw was last ticket to Computer World and getting the boot.

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Donkeys

Posted by Anon | February 22, 2012 1:41 PM

ShowClix? More like ShowDix, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:44 PM

I got two singles to Trans-Europe Express; one around 1:05, one around 1:20. It sucks that it was such a disaster. You never want to actually go through the thought process of wishing something was through ticketbastard. Hopefully they announce one big date, so people can at least see them somewhere in the northeast.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:47 PM

These tixx are harder to get then a pita triangle at a north Williamsburg dinner party.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:47 PM

1:39(2) Yeah actually I did see them the last time and have seen them in europe also. These shows are something completely different. The 3D experience alone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:48 PM

I could not get any tickets at all. You are waiting in the Queue. You are waiting in the Queue. You are waiting in the Queue. You are waiting in the Queue. You are waiting in the Queue. Dam you ShowClix & MoMA !

Posted by rustyanalog | February 22, 2012 1:51 PM

Hey fun boys, when are you coming to Stuttgart?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:52 PM

what a fucking mess

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:52 PM

The only worse "Queue" worse then this one was back in 2004 when Mamouns was having a buy 1 get 1 free on hummus sides and the line went around the corner and down 2nd avenue.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 1:53 PM

I have been in queu since 12:00 exactly on three different computers. I never received any notice until 1:47pm and now sold out! This was the most horrible experience ever! Why did MOMA use such a horrible ticketing company~! THEY SUCK!

Posted by Pea nut | February 22, 2012 1:59 PM

No liebe for my computer

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:01 PM

All in all, this was a pretty bad experience. I was there for LCDMSG, radioheadroseland, etc. - this was worse. Waiting for over an hour on the phone/iqueue with no idea what's going on. Such a waste of my afternoon.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:02 PM

how much is too much?
Tickets available for 4.13.2012 and 4.14.2012
@:
http://www.tonsoftickets.com/Kraftwerk/kraftwerk.html

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:03 PM

I'm pretty sure I can watch four old guys standing in front of laptops down the hall in our CIS department.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:04 PM

I may have "Computer love" for my Mac but "The Model" that's on her way to my apartment is gonna love my "Man Machine" that I put in her "Pocket Calculator"

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:05 PM

From the second they went on sale I was waiting 2 hours on a desktop and an iPhone. Nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:10 PM

2:04 for the win

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:11 PM

I've heard about a couple of secret shows in Bushwick.I hope its true

Posted by Max | February 22, 2012 2:16 PM

"The only worse "Queue" worse then this one was back in 2004 when Mamouns was having a buy 1 get 1 free on hummus sides and the line went around the corner and down 2nd avenue."

Not only was your comment not funny, but you also have the wrong Mamouns. FAIL. I don't think that Mamouns even existed in 2004.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:18 PM

Who are the Modern Weepers?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:18 PM

"I've heard about a couple of secret shows in Bushwick.I hope its true"

yeah right...

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:21 PM

NO TICKETS FOR ME! I stared at the computer screen for 2 hours with occasional broken links, only to get a sold out and then, another prompt telling me I'm still in queue. What a debacle and NO ONE AT MoMA answers the phone either! GGrrr!

Posted by Hank Payne | February 22, 2012 2:22 PM

NO I DIDN'T

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:23 PM

Pretty funny that tonsoftickets scalping site is selling their kraftwerk for 45000.00. That seems like a reasonable amoiunt

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:23 PM

I wonder if Prince Pierre Casiraghi got a ticket?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:24 PM

This was a complete disaster!
I was in the queue at noon sharp... an hour and 1/2 later still in queue! I was on phone and two other computers with several windows open all in queue for different nights... no luck. MoMa had to know that a reliable ticket distributor would be needed. Every one of my pages either crashed or timed out or just kept spinning even though other page stated it sold out! What a complete mistake. MoMa what were you thinking????????

Posted by pinks | February 22, 2012 2:24 PM

the person on the phone told me around 1:15 it was sold out. i asked her how many tix per night were for sale. she said 150? that can't be right? can it?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:26 PM

MOMA is so totally clueless for something like this and will just say the expected "There was very high demand, more than there was available tickets" and take no blame for anything.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:27 PM

"ugh, worst experience. was in queue for The Mix at straight up noon,"

You could've picked any album and you went with The Mix??!!?! Serves you right! Go wallow in your misfortune....silently please.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:28 PM

A secret show in Bushwick could work for me

or maybe Tangerine Dream at the met?

Posted by T | February 22, 2012 2:29 PM

@2:26 that sounds about right. Most of the tickets are not going to the general public. Most of them are going to press and VIP scum. Watch BV probably will get to go 1 or 2 nights and his photographers plus a guest for each night will get to go. People like David Fricke will be able to go to any of the shows he wants. It is fucking bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:30 PM

This isn't really Kraftwork anyway.

"Only one member of the band's classic Seventies lineup, Ralf Hütter, will be taking part in this series of performances."

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:34 PM

Got tickets for Computer World, but my boyfriend tried to get tickets for Man Machine at the same time and never did--know 3 other people who couldn't get tickets at all. Guess I'm lucky!

Posted by Peter Baumann | February 22, 2012 2:35 PM

"Only one member of the band's classic Seventies lineup, Ralf Hütter, will be taking part in this series of performances."

Definitely not Kraftwerk. Just a Hutter band covering Kraftwerk. Like Axl's new GNR.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:37 PM

2:34 - No, it's not really Kraftwork, it's Kraftwerk.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:39 PM

he is Pierre Casiraghi

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:40 PM

I saw Kraftwerk back in 98 and they were amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:41 PM

"Definitely not Kraftwerk. Just a Hutter band covering Kraftwerk. Like Axl's new GNR."

Actually, this is much better than GnR. Anyone can hit keys on a computer but NOBODY can replace Slash. Plus, an aged Axl is exponentially more weathered than Hutter no matter how old he gets.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:53 PM

what kind of "convenience charge" is Showclix charging? I got to know.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:53 PM

blowclix

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:53 PM

I love how i still have not closed the browser i was using and it still is saying i am waiting in the queue. I hope MOMA collapses before this even ever happens. Fucking pieces of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:56 PM

Kinda off topic but the last time I saw Jeremy Lin, there was this amazingly annoying couple who were not only talking during the whole game but were talking about TMI LINfo. The guy kept asking her "Do you like my seven and a half LINches? Do you like my seven and a half LINches? Is it the biggest you've ever had?" Yeah bro you're cool

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:56 PM

$3.00 service fee per ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:56 PM

Just keep telling yourself that, 2:34. Maybe you'll feel better.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:58 PM

Not even Linsanity can save a BV meme that has been dead for like a year now, but keep trying 2:56. Only the chickpea remains!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:01 PM

@2:30 i'm sorry that you're a member of the general public, but maybe you should have done something interesting with your life.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:05 PM

^ I seriously and honestly wish you get hit by a car

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:07 PM

Why cares who is in the "band"? All they do is press buttons on a computer. Go for the multimedia aspects.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:10 PM

I tried and tried, I really tried, to like Kraftwork. But, alas, no leibe for me. I hope the true fans were able to get themselves tickets today. I will wait for Afghan Whigs (then I'll loose some sanity, time and money)

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:10 PM

I was lucky to get tickets to a few nights, ManMachine and Trans-Europe Express

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:11 PM

Hold tight kids, there's a Queens warehouse show and a Bushwick warehouse show which will be announce probably mid next month.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:12 PM

I don't know about VIPs but they're barely letting any press in to these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:13 PM

^ You are clueless if you really think that. Tons of press will be covering this idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:14 PM

150 tickets per show sounds just about right, given the heavy demand and extreme lack of supply on craigslist/ebay


and i'm sure it's in the moma lobby like sigur ros was; probably holds about 350 comfortably. so 200 some odd tix per show are for friends/family/press/vips

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:15 PM

I was able to get two Computer World tickets at 12:23. Lucky me. Now got to get a flight out of the Southern USA and find a hotel!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:18 PM

Idiots laughing at The Mix - it's basically a best-of, remixed by themselves, for maximum dancefloor effect. This is not the show to be laughing at. Laughing at any of their 11 albums just means you're a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:19 PM

THEY JUST ADDED A 9TH SHOW!!!!

Only catch is that they're covering the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack...

Posted by sno_time | February 22, 2012 3:22 PM

Even MoMA employees (real ones, not bookstore dorks/etc.) were told to buy tickets like everyone else. Started refreshing my browser at 11:59:45, waited in a queue for an hour and a half on three devices--- sold out. WTF. This sounds like a scam.

Posted by gay | February 22, 2012 3:24 PM

Thinking about selling my extra to Autobahn on eBay for $1,000+. Do you guys think I'll get any takers?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:28 PM

any chance theyll add a normal show at a real venue?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:32 PM

If anyone's willing to sell tickets to Techno Pop or Computer World, hit me up at bwolf192@gmail.com

Posted by Ben | February 22, 2012 3:33 PM

3:24,that is very not true. I know of at least 2 people who have friends who work at MOMA who were able to get them in as their plus ones. Guest list tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:35 PM

"Thinking about selling my extra to Autobahn on eBay for $1,000+. Do you guys think I'll get any takers?"

Doubtful you will get that but in any case i hope you get stabbed or maimed in some way

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:37 PM

Since when do all you vegans love Kraftwerk??

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:40 PM

@3:14 You realize that you can get "tons of press" without letting in very many people, right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:43 PM

@3:43 Thanks for pointing that out Einstein. Although this has no bearing on the issue. They are letting in many press people. Most of the tickets are going to the non general public buyers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:50 PM

3:35, your friends' friends are lying to you. They did not get "plus ones" thanks to their MoMA employee friends unless this employee is Glenn Lowry.....

Posted by grayvee | February 22, 2012 3:50 PM

still in queue... fingers crossed.

Posted by bronon | February 22, 2012 3:52 PM

3:52, i lol'd

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:59 PM

I think a bum rush is in order.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:08 PM

3:50, ok like you know what you are talking about. My friend's have no reason to lie dipshit

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:10 PM

4:10 is upset because his/her entire world is unraveling. You are now realizing that your friends have been lying to you about everything.

Posted by cheesedog | February 22, 2012 4:11 PM

Yeah cheesedog, keep telling yourself that. Make you feel better in your despair at not getting tix and others with hookups getting them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:16 PM

I waited for over an hour, was disconnected, then informed that the event was sold out. I just want Trans Europe Express :(

Posted by Katherine Lloyd | February 22, 2012 4:18 PM

I was on at 12:00:05. waited for 90 minutes. Experienced connection time-out twice. An hour and a half of my life was wasted. Showclix is a horrible experience. Just awful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:26 PM

^ 5 seconds too late sorry

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:43 PM

3:22pm gets the prize for best comment.

Posted by Nixon Raygun | February 22, 2012 4:49 PM

3:35, you're very wrong. i have a friend who works at moma. she had to try to get tickets like everybody else, and no +1's for this one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:51 PM

451 the tickets were above her pay-grade. if you think certain MoMA staff members aren't getting guestlist spots then you're a straight doofus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:56 PM

4:51, well maybe your friend does not have as much juice over there as the ones mine do. They are in as +1's of people who work there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:56 PM

The Bushwick secret show was just confirmed by my next door neighbour.He bartends at Robertas.

Posted by J | February 22, 2012 5:26 PM

Wow. I've never read so many whiny crybaby-ass comments before. Spoiled brats. It's an extremely popular (globally so) act in a very small space (have you seen the atrium at MoMA? Put an elaborate stage in there and see how many people you can fit in the audience). If anything, it's just a computer world fail. Move on.

Posted by Gro | February 22, 2012 5:35 PM

Just saw 3 bespeckled mid-20s hipsters exiting a buddy booth at an adult shop on 38th & 8th. The first dude out was doing a weird stiff legged walk and I heard him say, "we are the robots." The last one out was the heftiest of all 3 and he was muttering "fun, fun, fun on the autobahn." Sounds like at least some of us got lucky with Kraftwerk today.

Posted by Florian | February 22, 2012 5:35 PM

i will give you a hummus enema for tix

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 5:40 PM

@5:35, while I agree that for most concerts it is pretty ridiculous to cry and whine, for this one i believe it is justified. For a number of reasons.
Given you are correct that it is a small amount for each show then give most of the tickets to the normal regular general public instead of the bulk going to VIP's and press, guest list etc.
MOMA should have also set up a better system for this such as make people have to get on line there. Personally I think this should have only been open to NY/NJ/CT residents since it was a small show. Having people line up for tix would have mostly insured that.
Why is it fair that many people who logged in right at noon and never got booted from the system, meaning never lost their place in this so called queue, got shut out over people who randomly logged in at various times. That is not fair.
i know the whole life sux and all that nonsense but I think for something like this people have a completely valid argument to make in being pissed off at MOMA.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 5:54 PM

love moma 2 death, but lets be real they fucked this one up bad. if nothing else-getting ShowClix to handle this was a disaster waiting to happen.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 6:04 PM

My boss said she is going as a MOMA employee's +1.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 6:06 PM

Make that Used to love MOMA to death. Actually was a paying member. That is over.Cancelling membership and never supporting them again. This was shit, unfair and not handled well. You won't be getting my support any more. I urge others to follow suit. If you are pissed at all this then stick it to em this way.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 6:08 PM

LULZ the hipster hate, prolly by the same knuckle heads getting all verklempt over being called a sausage in another thread.

How you livin, Holmes?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 6:14 PM

Fuck the MoMA and their staff. I know board at the Museum of Sex and got mad hook ups at the Jewish Museum.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 6:17 PM

I'm going to scalp the shit out of this. 4x face nigguhs...

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 6:27 PM

Kind of makes me miss just lining up for paper tix. No fuss. Ticketmaster and whoever these jokers are have more or less fucked up buying tickets for shows. I don't even bother anymore. Sitting around waiting to refresh a browser button for a show that sells out in seconds is turd. More venue ticket sales please.

Posted by Mksm | February 22, 2012 6:39 PM

I still don't understand why there is so much demand. Last time around, you were able to buy tickets for face value in front of the venue. I find it hard to believe that Kraftwerk have gotten more popular since then. I don't think their NY in the late '90s was even sold out.

True, MOMA is smaller, but that alone should not make that much of a difference. Was Kraftwerk played in some hipster movie?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 6:48 PM

6:48 It is because of the venue of course but also because it is the mix of the live playing along with the 3D visuals. Also the playing entire album gimmick as well.
Hope that explains to you why the madness.

Oh and fuck you once again MOMA

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 7:17 PM

6:27 - you're selling yourself short - 10x markup at least - yehah!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 7:39 PM

yea 627, you can pull 200+ per ticket easily (that's 8x markup)

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 7:41 PM

I think the ticket price should have been higher. Even if tickets were $50 like last time it might have kept some of the more casual fans away.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 7:42 PM

6:08 - you & your anti-Moma army are pathetic - cancel your membership - wooo that'll show them.

Btw, I don't work at Moma, but I have seen Kraftwerk more recently than most ppl here ('08) & I can think of about 10 exhibits at the Moma right now that are more interesting, inspiring and musical than they are - moma's toilet design > kraftwerk - sorry to burst your street vigilante hipster bubble.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 7:47 PM

Just found out the 'members" of Kraftwerk will not actually be appearing at any of the MoMA gigs, just their mannequins. Ralf Hutter is merely coming on stage at the start of the show, before the music starts, to introduce each album. Each intro will be about 5 minutes long and then, curtain up, the classic 70's mannequins "perform" to the pre-recorded songs for each album. Video images behind the mannequins is limited to the cover of each album and respective song titles. End of night. Congratulations to those going. Please post what Ralf says each night. Thanks.

Posted by Florian | February 22, 2012 8:33 PM

8:33pm, no different than any other Kraftwerk performance in the past 15 years. Press play, watch the video. Still very interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 8:47 PM

8:47, yes, I hear you. I was just pointing out that it's not worth the fans getting nuts over these little museum nights. These appearances are only for the old MoMA trustees and their slightly younger minions.

Kraftwerk, as we know them, only truly come to life when the big crowd is full of passionate fans willing the robots into existence. This will not be possible at a place like MoMA and therefore the MoMA "VIP" crowd will truly only get a simulation of a Kraftwerk show instead of the powerful communal experience the real fans know and love.

Posted by Florian | February 22, 2012 9:00 PM

Well, at least I have plenty of company here in 'no ticket Hell'... )o;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2brNrrAePeM&list=UUubaF5LbMlUxEufIkWfdMoA&index=9&feature=plcp

Posted by RT VEGAS | February 22, 2012 9:01 PM

The WORST ticket buying ever!!! MoMa does not stand for Modern. I will never become a member but instead fuck with and crash their parties/system. This would have never happen on ebay or ticketmaster....

Posted by Ty_MoMa Fucked up | February 22, 2012 9:08 PM

This was bullshit. Nobody I know managed to get tickets and plenty of people tried. I guess demand was infinitely greater than supply. Whatever, fuck MoMa.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 9:11 PM

"Florian" 8:33/9:00 - Speaking as someone with no MOMA tickets but also someone who was at Hammerstein, I think your downplaying of these MOMA shows is wishful thinking. I'm pretty sure these MOMA nights are gonna be full Kraftwerk "shows"

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 9:12 PM

Trying to be too clever....play a venue where your fans can actually see & enjoy your show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 11:00 PM

still in the queue... i think this is a good sign.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 11:04 PM

join the Facebook group for true fans who are in deep mourning

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mourning-Page-For-True-Kraftwerk-Fans/391192784229059?sk=wall

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 11:29 PM

tickets will be fairly distributed

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 11:46 PM

I couldn't get tickets. My windows stopped loading after waiting in the queue. So not fair people could buy tickets via the phone. Could people buy more than two tickets? I tried to call at 12:20pm to complain about their so called fair system and no one picked up. My bf got really lucky and got us two tickets to one show.

Posted by kris | February 23, 2012 12:03 AM

They were very strict over the phone about only two tickets. I asked very nicely for just a single extra for another night and was told no very firmly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 12:24 AM

MOMA-Thanks for fucking me over as a dues paying member. Members like myself are the ones that have helped financially support you for years. The least you could have done was to offer us a ticket preview before you opened the tickets to the general public. Say goodbye to my continued support.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 8:49 AM

Yesterday was a Kraft train wreck Thanks to moma ...I hope whomever deceided to go with showclix for the ticket sales should be flogged at noon today by a robot !!!

Posted by Pinks | February 23, 2012 9:04 AM

Judging by that pic, you all are better off saving your money, firing up some Autoban on the iPhone and grabbing a seat on the bench in front of the SoHo Apple Store Genius Bar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 9:27 AM

Happy to say I was able to score a couple to "The Man Machine"...time outs all during the process (12 or more), but it finally let me have them...

Posted by Matt | February 23, 2012 11:05 AM

Drop Dead Matt. Hope you end up in a plane crash

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 11:18 AM

nice panic in virtual world)).........

Posted by luboshko | February 23, 2012 11:29 AM

kraftwerk? Really?? this much interest in drones behind laptops makes me question the future of humanity

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 11:51 AM

11:18 - I'm super bummed that I didn't get any MOMA tickets either but no need to wish death on those who did. At the end of the day, these are just concerts.

Also, does everybody realize the irony of what happened yesterday? I bet a lot of these tickets were purchased by computers utilizing automated ticket purchasing software programs. In other words...robots.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 12:14 PM

How do I buy one such ticket robot? I would like very much I should add one such to my collection. This would I think be very good to show to girls who come visit me at night time, no?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 12:21 PM

I'm still in the queue!!

Posted by clueless | February 23, 2012 3:38 PM

Out of curiosity, I looked at various people on Twitter talking about Kraftwerk. There were a lot of young people that were complaining about not getting tickets. Why are young people interested in Kraftwerk? Can't they stick to their generations's music, stuff like Passion Pit and Ra Ra Riot, or whatever crap is popular.

The past two Kraftwerk shows in NYC did not generate any interest like now. I blame it on the shows being trendy. Scenesters heard about these shows, downloaded the albums, and now want to go to the shows.

There should be a 40+ age limit on these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 1:01 PM

@1:01 -"I THINK ITS TERRIBLE THE WAY YOUNG PEOPLE BRANCH OUT FROM THA SHIT THEY ARE FORCEDFED AND DISCOVER REALLY GREAT MUSIC!"

thats what you sound like dude. just retire far far away where ya cant annoy us young folk.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 1:16 PM

the fact that it is at a museum make it a scenster show, the fact that it is at MOMA specifically makes it a scenster/hipster show.

If it were at a normal concert venue no one would care.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 1:18 PM

@1:18 you are very very wrong. if they add a real venue to this run youll see how quick the tix go+how wrong you are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 1:31 PM

nice panic in virtual world)).........

Posted by Souq | February 29, 2012 9:04 AM

...still waiting in the queue

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 2:19 PM

VW is having a contest and giving away tickets to the winners http://www.vwgifaway.com/

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2012 2:51 PM

I won two tickets to Man Machine through the contest. Now I have to fly in from Des Moines, Iowa. Yahoo!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2012 12:20 AM

I didn't sadly

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 4:37 PM

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