Doomed ticket exchange Scarlet Mist makes a comeback
We were a bit sad back in the autumn when we learned that non-profit ticket exchange site Scarlet Mist had been forced to close down after being targeted by evil-minded fraudsters. The site was a refreshing alternative to eBay, Viagogo, Get Me In and the like, as it enabled users to trade tickets with no obscene premiums to pay. In short, it was a hippy dream (that had admittedly turned into a bit of a nightmare).
But get this, people – Scarlet Mist is back, back, BACK! The site has been going since 2003, and the unwelcome presence of a few criminals isn’t going to stop it. The owners of the site say that they’ve been working in conjunction with the police and that while the new version can never be 100% dickhead-proof, it’s more secure than it was.
There’s also a new element called ‘Scarlet Mates’, a social networking-type thing that encourages ticket-swappers to go to gigs and festivals together. Yeah, right. STRANGER DANGER.