Before tickets, fans could only enter events by winning line-waiting contests or by convincing bouncers they were a band's drum kit. Skip the velvet rope with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sports, concert, theater, or family-event tickets from AllShows.com.
AllShows.com, which buys tickets and re-sells them in a fan-dominated online marketplace, provides entertainment seekers with tickets to hundreds of New York events, including sports games, music concerts, theater shows, family-friendly attractions, and more. Snatch up a ticket to watch the Yankees or Mets demolish an unsuspecting rival or to confusedly dance the macarena at a polka concert. Seek out a seat for Glee Live! at the Izod Center and Nassau Coliseum or The Book of Mormon at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Broadway.