I am not a big gig goer - if there is such a word. I have been to a few concerts in my time, but I have to admit that I am not a Glastonbury going, died in the wool music officianado. The gigs I have been to have either been complete fluke like when my sister won free tickets to Live8 or someone else has arranged a night out.
Anyway. Enough of that nonsense. Today I decided to splash out my own money for a gig I really wanted to go to. Take That. Yes, I know. I am showing my middle age, but I fancied a sing along and thought why not??
I joined Ticketmaster yesterday and sat, ready with my password and credit card this morning from 8.18 am fully expecting that the site would welcome me with open arms and offer as many tickets as I wanted. I pictured myself bountifully handing out tickets to poor unfortunate friends who had not managed to get any. Lines opened at 9am and I was there. Click. Crash. Click Crash. And so the day continued. Over and over again I had virtual tickets in my hand, ready to pay.... and CRASH!!!Do these web sites not realise that there will be millions of people crowding to get tickets??
Where is the technology? How can I spend hours and hours at my computer and on the phone and still not get tickets?? Are they idiots? Surely someone must have invented software that can recognise that a small blonde in Hertfordshire wants tickets and should be prioritised?? And why is it that my friends on Facebook managed to find tickets? They kept popping up, gleefully telling the world that they had tickets. Well bloody bully for you... I HAVEN'T!!!
So. Now I have given up.To hell with Take That and Ticketmaster.I don't care about the tickets. I can spend the money on something worthwhile instead. I might watch the DVD when it comes out.
Well, when I saay to hell with you I really mean.... if you are reading this PLEEEEASE CAN I HAVE 2 TICKETS?? I'll pay and everything....