Lame Site of the Day

Ticketmaster wins my previously non-extant "Lame Site of the Day" award.

I was surfing the site looking for tickets for a certain local event. Due to their poor interface, I refined my search several times. After browsing several search pages, I got a page that explained my access was temporarily denied because I was accessing the site too quickly!

My goodness. I understand blocking bots and crawlers and automated clients, but blocking a human who is looking to buy tickets??

I actually don't usually buy tickets through ticketmaster because they are such thieves (charging extra for self-printed tickets, for example). But they have been a good resource in the past for looking for events.