“The first way to reduce the volume of scalping is to keep the tickets out of the hands of scalpers,” he said.
Finding the true culprit for the epidemic of scalping in the digital age is a little like figuring out who killed Davey Moore.
And sometimes those promoters and artists are themselves the ones doing the turning around and scalping.
mid-14c., "top of the head (including hair)," presumably from a Scandinavian source (though exact cognates are wanting) related to Old Norse skalli "a bald head," skalpr "sheath, scabbard,"from the source of scale (n.1). French scalpe, German, Danish, Swedish skalp are from English. Meaning "head skin and hair as proof of death or a victory trophy" is from c.1600.
"to cut off (someone's) scalp," 1670s, from scalp (n.), originally in reference to North American Indians. For ticket re-selling sense, see scalper. Related: Scalped; scalping. Cf. German skalpern, Danish skalpere, Swedish skalpera. French scalper is from Germanic. Similarity to Latin scalpere "to cut, carve" is accidental.
The skin covering the top of the head.
To sell tickets at a higher than normal or legal price (1883+)