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For Buffalo, Springsteen tickets a breeze compared to McCartney

The line was long and snakelike in the First Niagara Center on Friday morning, and Twitter fans seemed a bit nervous, but Bruce Springsteen fans in Western New York expressed little frustration in acquiring tickets for The Boss's Feb. 25, 2016, show.

[Update, 12:20 p.m.: LiveNation has announced that Springsteen's Buffalo show is sold out]

Here's a photo of the line at the First Niagara Center box office, where all of the ticket windows were open:

Customers eagerly approach the ticket windows at the First Niagara Center on Friday, Dec. 11, the day Bruce Springsteen tickets went on sale. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Customers eagerly approach the ticket windows at the First Niagara Center on Friday, Dec. 11, the day Bruce Springsteen tickets went on sale. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

The stay in Tickets.com's virtual waiting room was short, especially for those who were prompt visitors at 10 a.m. By 10:20, though, finding two seats next to each other became costly -- one prospective buyer noted that the cheapest rate for a pair at this time was $350.

Here's some reaction from the Buffalo Twittersphere:

In other cities -- tickets for Springsteen shows in nearby cities like Cleveland, Rochester, Albany and more -- also went on sale today, which may have aided Buffalo buyers, yet the process didn't appear to be as seamless as it was in Western New York.

Given the uproar in regard to speculative ticket buying for the Paul McCartney show in Buffalo before the general public had a fair shot, Assistant State Attorney General Jordan Adler sent letters to StubHub and Vivid Seats -- two prominent ticket-buying sites -- advising them to remove speculative listings, Dale Anderson wrote on Dec. 8.

[Read Jeff Miers' popular article on why speculative buyers are to blame for fans' disgust]

Still, as of 11 a.m. Dec. 11, tickets for The Boss on StubHub for the First Niagara Center show ranged from $120 to $5,000 -- well, the $5,000 was an extreme outlier -- but the majority of listings were between $200 through $500.

Email Ben Tsujimoto at btsujimoto@buffnews.com

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