Postcard From

Salt Lake City

February 17, 2002|By Candus Thomson

They camped overnight in sub-freezing temperatures, enduring snide comments from passersby and neighbors.

Finally, Salt Lake City residents got their hands on the limited number of tickets to free nightly concerts.

They sat back smugly, watching the eBay prices jump like vintage Enron stock for tickets to Creed, Barenaked Ladies and the Dave Matthews Band at the Olympic Medals Plaza.

But just like Enron, the fall has been hard.

On the night when Timothy Goebel was skating in the men's figure skating finals, two scalpers stood not far from the Salt Lake Ice Center. One was seeking tickets to skating. The other was giving away tickets to Sheryl Crow in return for a Jell-O pin.

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