I'd say that in terms of fan club presales, this was as bad as Vertigo 2005 and possibly worse. Both times the band tried to fight scalpers, bots and agencies and just ended up pissing of their own fans.
However, the Citi presale appeared to go off swimmingly. It's a shame that those experiences couldn't have been reversed.
I can understand the concept of the lottery thing for the fan club presales because we have no idea how many ticket scalping agencies have snapped up relatively inexpensive (for them) fan club memberships in order to get first crack at tickets. However, this ob