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Gone in 60 seconds? It felt like it for some wanting Prince tribute tickets

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Tickets to the big Prince tribute show coming up in St. Paul on October 13 were a hot commodity when they went on sale Monday morning. And while some fans were lucky enough to have the hot hand, others felt burned by the quick sellout.

As The Current recounts, hundreds of fans lined up in person at the Xcel Energy Center box office, where a lottery system was used.

Everyone there by 9:40 a.m. got a wristband with a number on it. Sales started with a number drawn randomly and proceeded in order until they were gone.

Some buyers who were initially shut out had better luck by searching for single tickets on the rebound. One told the Pioneer Press she scored a lone ticket at 10:38 a.m., "...which meant telling two friends they were on their own."

The five price categories ranged from $20 to $152.50 but you'll pay more for any tickets you're able to get now.

On Monday evening, Ticketmaster still had some main floor tickets they call Official Platinum seats available. Prices ranged from $450 to $1,250.

On the resale site StubHub the range was from $52 to more than $2,000.

Some of those lucky enough to get tickets will not even test the waters of the resale market, though. A St. Louis Park woman who bought four tickets told the Star Tribune: "These are priceless."

Show moved to a smaller venue

The original plan was to hold the tribute show at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which seats more than 60,000.

After a drought of details that lasted more than a month, organizers announced last week that the show will instead be at the Xcel Energy Center, which seats about 18,000.

Members of two of Prince's bands, New Power Generation and 3rdEyeGirl will accompany an all-star cast of performers including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Morris Day and the Time, and Judith Hill.

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