kiss-o-matic wrote:The counterfeit thing is scary. Were they pretty obvious to spot?
If you've been before and weren't in a panic to buy a ticket, it's probably very easy to spot.
All the extremely thin holographic printing and printing over holographs are there for a reason - they're hard to duplicate without professional equipment. It's also one of the reasons that tickets aren't sent out until June - the late release date makes it harder for a counterfeiter to get fake tickets printed & sold before the event. Hell, scratch the printing on the holograph to see if it comes off - laser printing ink will come off a cheap fake, the ink doesn't come off a real ticket. Letterpressing is also incorporated into the design, so if you run your fingers across the ticket there will be areas that are raised or lowered, and they will be raised or lowered over a defined design area - not easy to duplicate with home equipment.
As for Gate - they just need to hit it with their scanners, super easy for them to spot...