Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by Alan_1 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:50 am

Deleted as I don't want to cause offence to anyone, sorry! :( :oops:
However the information required is in Jarkko's earlier post anyway
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by ms.blue » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:55 am

Good morning Alan!!!!!! Thanks so..oooo much for that. You are a star!!!
With much respect from me to you!!!! :D
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by John Etherington » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:33 am

I'm sure the intentions were good, but now the whole world has that info, the odds of getting any are a zillion to one
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by Warthog » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:43 am

I can't magine what sort of outcry there would be if this happened the other way around and a pre-booking password for forum members to get tickets was broadcast.
What a waste of time it was for me to get to the newsagent at 06:30 to buy their only spare copy of the Guardian.
I know that it's been done with good intentions, but that doesn't make it fair ....
Anyway, good luck getting tickets.
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Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by Jeremy » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:02 am

I think we should be realistic and recognise that there's no "fair" way to sell a couple of thousand tickets for a super-popular concert except on a first come, first served basis. None of us has a divine right to tickets, however long the wait has been (since 1993 in my case), and the demand exceeds supply.

The complaints about touts, Ticketmaster, etc., that have been levelled on this forum in recent months are the same levelled by fans of many, many top acts - we shouldn't take the hard realities of modern ticket selling to heart, or personally - they are an unfortunate fact of life.

I'm in line with everyone else today, hoping to get a couple of seats - I wish everyone here trying this morning the very best of luck!
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by richardrj » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:09 am

So this is not really an "exclusive live appearance for Guardian readers" at all. This is just another scramble for tickets.

If the Guardian had really wanted to make it exclusive, they could have made tickets only available to personal callers at the box office with a copy of the paper. Or printed a unique passcode in each copy of the paper which could only be used once.
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by Deena » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:31 am

Well, here we go. Thanks to all for info, and good luck.
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by emmanaomi » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:48 am

Im so nervous my hands are shaking. Ahh
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by Jeremy » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:50 am

Alan_1 wrote:Deleted as I don't want to cause offence to anyone, sorry! :( :oops:
However the information required is in Jarkko's earlier post anyway
Nothing wrong with you posting that information here, Alan - if not here, then where???

Best of luck.
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by emmanaomi » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:01 pm

oh my gOD !!!!"!"! I got tickets! cant type properly, Im going to faint!
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by greenfeld69 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:04 pm

I got 2, Row R, central. Delighted, which means I now have 2 spare for the Tuesday :)
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by roubiliac » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:05 pm

very smooth. Wahay!!!
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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by Scooby Doo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:06 pm

All gone by 10:02!

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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by Scooby Doo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:08 pm

And on eBay by 10:01! LOL

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Re: Guardian/Manchester Thursday gig...

Post by stephen » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:11 pm

I'm in tears. I got tickets in the stalls! I really didn't think I would! Thanks to jarkko, and everyone on this board!!! :)
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