Paul Zagreb wrote:
It evens itself out and these are still reasonable tickets ... but if we could see the seating plan and chose seats it would greatly add to the transparency of the process. For Ghent, but even more so for some of the other venues, the top price tickets really range from some of the best seats to some fairly average seats in my view. I was rather optimistic regarding Ghent because I saw there were about 70 people on the forum waiting for the link which would fill the first 3 rows or so if the seats had been allocated the way they were for. let's say, Verona. STill, a decent seat for the first concert of the tour, made easy by the Forum, so it's more than ok.
I am always grateful to be member of this forum and I did express my gratitude to the operators in many posts.
If i cricticise the ways of ticket sellers/tour operators I am fully aware that not Jarkko and friends are to blame (and not only Gent, but also other venues the ticket purchasing did not run so smoothly this time).
The Gent purchase was made easy by the forum, yes, but also by me paying 100 € a ticket.
As you say yourself I could realistically expect to buy seats in the first three rows (and I am not sure if had bought seats row 9 knowingly for that price).
That is the point, one should be able to know what one buys at the time of purchase, not getting the surprise a week later.
But still you are right, row 9 are decent seats, and I look forward to the concert.
1979 Kassel / 1980 Munich / 2008 Munich, Hamburg / 2009 Cologne, Antwerp, Lisbon, Budapest, Barcelona / 2010 Salzburg, Florence, Marseille, Stuttgart, Bratislava / 2012 Ghent, Berlin, Verona, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon / 2013 Paris, Mannheim, Rome, Prague, Pula, Zuerich, Amsterdam
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