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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Oasis Bridlington Gig Sells Out in Minutes
Less than half an hour after tickets went on sale, fans are reporting that Oasis' Bridlington gig has sold out.
The £44.50 tickets are already for sale on auction website eBay, but one fan who tried to buy on the phone and online said: "It impossible to buy through booking agents. All say sold out if you try to book on line and all numbers are engaged.
"The 0871 numbers get a BT announcement saying how busy the network is."
Fans have been queuing overnight in heavy rain outside the Spa to secure their places at the August 20 gig.
The Fans' Agony:
Elation and despair were the overwhelming feelings amongst hundreds of Oasis fans queuing for tickets outside Bridlington Spa this morning.
Those lucky enough to bag a golden ticket to the one-off intimate gig next month were over the moon, but many fans were left unhappy that after hours of queuing they still left the venue empty-handed.
Richard Smith of Redwood Way joined the queue at 4am this morning and was left 'gutted' after being turned away empty-handed.
"I was about three meters away from the front when they started telling us they'd sold out.
"I was absolutely gutted. There were people pushing in all over the place, surely the Spa could've got some security or a ticket-slip system to deal with it.
"They should've given everyone in the queue a numbered ticket or something so that they could hand it over when they got to the box office.
"It's a simple thing and would've meant all those who'd queued for hours would've got a ticket."
Kerry Tipping had travelled across from Hornsea to be in the queue for 5am and did not get a ticket.
"It's disgusting," she said. "When we joined the queue, we counted just 150 people in front of us, yet we still didn't get a ticket.
"How does that work?"
Suzanne Morley, whose son and daughter also queued for hours and came away empty-handed, said that the whole thing was 'a farce'.
She was upset that hundreds of tickets were sold on the internet, leaving those queuing out in the cold
"There are a lot of unhappy people today some who have queued since 2am this morning and not got any tickets," she said.
Tickets for the August 20 concert went on sale at 10am but sold out within minutes over the internet, with sales hotlines being jammed
throughout the morning.
Ticketmaster sold out by 10.30am and the Spa had to turn away fans shortly after 11am.
Via L4e / source: bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk
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