1iota.com offers free tickets to a variety of events, making it possible to enjoy live entertainment on a budget.
1iota is hired by some of the most popular productions, such as the MTV Video Music Awards, iHeart Radio Festival, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America and The Voice, among others. 1iota does not only focus on music events; for sports fans, they have tickets available to events such as the NFL Draft and ESPN Sports Nation.
Registration requires basic information such as a name, birth date, phone number and so on. Most events require the individuals and their guests to be at least 16 years old.
Once registered, users can click on “Find Tickets,” which leads to a list of available shows. Users can also click on the calendar and the page will show what days some of their favorite artists will be in town. Past artists have included Disclosure, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bastille, Train, Sia, Ed Sheeran and Fall Out Boy.
Sonia Villegas, sophomore sociology and psychology double major, saw Disclosure in Los Angeles when 1iota was offering tickets to their concert.
“I went with a group; we all signed up and got tickets,” Villegas said. “We carpooled there blasting music and enjoyed LA the rest of the night.”
When 1iota users click on the desired concert or event to request tickets, some may be available right away while others may put users on a wait list. For concerts with big artists such as Ed Sheeran or 5 Seconds of Summer, users may be wait-listed because of the high demand for tickets.
Amelia Santiago, sophomore business administration major, was fortunate enough to get 5SOS tickets.
“They had lottery tickets, which meant wait-listed users, like myself, would be randomly selected,” Santiago said. “I had a two out of three chance of getting tickets and I got them.”
Those who are placed on a wait-list may be notified at the last minute when tickets become available.
The website also keeps track of users’ attendance to events, because good attendance increases the chances of receiving tickets in the future.