ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
An interesting listen.
The boy from Live Nation comes across as an arse.
Lengthy piece on the scam-fest that is concert ticketing:
Tickets for Vienna arrived this morning - it only cost us 70 euros for postage...
Wise decision. The alternative to having them posted was to collect on the day and I just really didn't want that hassle, but it is an extortionate amount to charge.
We are going to that too, also declined the extra for the 'souvenir' ticket!
I have an O2 mobile so have priority queuing. If you want to be down the front give me a shout the week before and we can sort a meet up.
Barca: GA night 1, pit night 2
Chuffed to bits
Anyone else gone for a bit of spring warmth?
@Walkerinthesun i know what you mean about the language thing - at one stage we couldn't get the Vienna site to work in English - very stressful, I had google translate on the iPad while Mr J had the ticket site on phone and laptop!!
I really don't understand what this dynamic pricing is all about. Are ticket prices going up as demand increases? If so, it's a shitty way of doing business.
I'm satisfied with what I have, I think I might have been able to get Pit A for Monza but panicked and got Pit B. We are sitting for Amsterdam and Vienna. I think the Vienna seats are good ones, less so Amsterdam but I had to take into account how much son and girlfriend could afford as they are coming too.
All in all it will be a summer to look forward to!
I honestly don't know what I will do about UK shows, but I know I won't be trying with the same urgency as I was for the Euro shows.
@whispered secret Yes, same as airlines use for seat pricing, as I understand it. Bit like how getting to/from Dublin next May more than doubled over a weekend…….makes me cross 🤬
@Walkerinthesun yes, really annoying but even more so for ticket prices!
Hopefully our quotes for rail fares will remain unchanged - this holiday is costing more than enough already!
I can only hope for more shows because all my efforts have been in vain. Sad day! Never before have I had this problem. I always wondered why the Americans made such a deal out of getting tickets, but this time, I was defeated on all four tries: Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf and Vienna. 😪😥😫
@whispered secret Late at night I got two rickets for Munich, horribly expensive, but I will be turning 75 in Oktober, so they can be my birthday present to myself. I'm looking for more chances without having to travel too far.
And I'm still hoping he will add a Berlin show...
Don’t give up, I had a terrible day on Tuesday, spent hours trying unsuccessfully for Paris. Got sorted the following day with great tickets for both shows.
Your faith will be rewarded.
@berlintramp I'm so pleased, although sorry you wont be in Vienna, as I would so love to meet you!
I'd travel 3rd class to get there for £28 and 5 Bob.
Any rumours on North America dates?
Can't help but be excited about the next year. So much so that listening to certain songs is already more thrilling than they have been over the last however many years.