In regard to the sluggish ticket sales for the L.A. stop of Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" tour ("Amnesty's Jack Healey: Low-Key, but Not Down Over L.A. Turnout," Sept. 23):
As an advocate of both human rights and rock, and as a person who took off from work to get tickets at the first possible minute, I think I can give Bill Graham and others an answer to why sales were so sluggish: It was the way the sales were handled.
Let me take you through the hassle. First you had to show up at a store the day before the tickets went on sale between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. to get a plastic wrist band clamped on so you could participate in a drawing the next morning to see who would be in line first.
Next you had to show up at 7:30 a.m. to find out where luck had placed you in the line.
Although I got my tickets only an hour and 10 minutes after they went on sale, the seats were as far back from the stage as they could get.