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Sarah Dallof Reporting Second chances don't come along very often, but that's just what Hannah Montana fans are getting. The Disney Channel singer has added a second show in Salt Lake.
The challenge for parents is beating scalpers to the tickets, again. Tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 10:00, both online and at Energy Solutions Arena. Last time scalpers beat them to it; some even used a software program that overrides security checkpoints on Ticketmaster, allowing one computer to buy hundreds of tickets. Moms and dads barely stood a chance.
That's what happened to Jana Johns. She logged on the day tickets went on sale to buy for her 6-year-old daughter Anneka and discovered they were all gone. They were still available through ticket brokers, but start at around $200 and soar to about $1,000.
The Johns family has a plan for Saturday morning. Jana says, "We're going to be there on the computer at ten o'clock. My sister is going to be on her computer. We're going to both give it an effort and hope we can get some reasonably priced tickets so we can enjoy an evening with Anneka."
Johns says there has been some good to come out of this, a chance to teach Anneka a lesson about money, making good choices and limits.
Miley Cyrus, the actress who plays Hannah Montana, said herself on Ellen that she doesn't think her show is worth the high prices scalpers are charging. Tickets for this new show on Friday, October 26, start at $26. That's if you beat the ticket brokers to them.