Athens, Greece concert breaks attendance records - true-to-you.net

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Press release from Susan Blond: Morrissey breaks attendance record at Lycabettus Arena in Athens - true-to-you.net
18 July 2012

Press release from Susan Blond:

MORRISSEY BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORD AT LYCABETTUS ARENA IN ATHENS

Morrissey's July 16th show at Lycabettus Arena in Athens, Greece broke an attendance record that was previously held by Radiohead, as 9,000 people forced their way into a 5,500 capacity venue.

Security officials gave up as 3,500 broke through the main doors. The head of security, who has served the venue for 30 years, said, "I have never seen such determined people."

The stage had already been moved back 4 meters to accommodate the capacity crowd but non-ticketed patrons also lined observation points to the left and right of the arena.

Morrissey said he was "delighted and humbled" by the Athens reception and delivered a blistering set combining new songs such as "Scandinavia" and "Action is my middle name" as well as older songs including "You have killed me" and "I'm throwing my arms around Paris".

Morrissey is currently wrapping up his European tour and will hit the stage in October for his North American tour. He remains without a record deal.

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Athens, Greece
18 July 2012

On July 16th Morrissey's concert in Athens, Greece broke the box-office attendance record previously held by Radiohead. 9,000 people attended a 5,300 capacity venue where security said they were powerless to stop 3,700 extra people from entering the arena.
 
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orestes3009

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Oh well, I was expecting that. The crowd kept coming and coming, even after Morrissey got on stage. The theatre was packed. Not to mention the people who stood on the cliffs, enjoying Morrissey for free, but from distance. What a night, what a night....
 
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Anonymous

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What is the point of this statement????

Is it that Greek security is crap and another Hillsborough disaster could of happened ???? Pathetic statement.
 
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Anonymous

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Statement

Manchester arena would like to stress there will be no rush and push at the up-coming Morrissey event as previously witnessed in Athens because the event in his home town is NOT SOLD OUT !!!
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
Question: how can you break a box office record when all of the extra concertgoers didn't pay?
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
Did it say "box office record" or did it just say they broke the box office? ;)
Ha! We'll never know. I'd just like an official press release. "Radiohead's previous record of 1,789 gate-crashing freeloaders was just broken by Morrissey, who shattered the previous mark with a staggering 3,700 deadbeats!" :)
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
Did those 3,700 people get in for free? Morrissey would not like that.
I can hear it now: "It's astonishing how I'm ignored. Why, with proper promotion, we could have had 6,000 gatecrashers!"
 

Uncleskinny

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As I mentioned elsewhere, there's a real sub-text to this statement, a frantic waving of hands, saying "I'm still current, I'm still packing 'em in" - I mean Radiohead - they're a huge band, no? And very current.

P.
 
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Anonymous

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I have to say that I am with the previous poster who said that this is a bit of an odd statement and is bragging about a potential disaster. Having lost a friend at Hillsborough I think the idea of taking some sort of pleasure in this is at best a little perverse. At worst its quite horrible.
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
As I mentioned elsewhere, there's a real sub-text to this statement, a frantic waving of hands, saying "I'm still current, I'm still packing 'em in" - I mean Radiohead - they're a huge band, no? And very current.

P.
:)

Don't be so cynical, Peter. It's a nice footnote to the tour. There's something cool about the fact that the venue was filled at almost double capacity. And let's not turn up our noses at good news coming out of Greece. ;)
 
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Anonymous

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As I mentioned elsewhere, there's a real sub-text to this statement, a frantic waving of hands, saying "I'm still current, I'm still packing 'em in" - I mean Radiohead - they're a huge band, no? And very current.

P.
Well, it's true.
 
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Johnson B.

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I don't believe in morrissey. I don't believe in bob dylan either.both cursed.
 
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Anonymous

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I have to say that I am with the previous poster who said that this is a bit of an odd statement and is bragging about a potential disaster. Having lost a friend at Hillsborough I think the idea of taking some sort of pleasure in this is at best a little perverse. At worst its quite horrible.
Thanks for your support and I'm really sorry for your loss but when I read this "Statement" I could see all those photos on the front of the newspapers and felt very sick.
Why would you feel so proud to release a "statement" like this the guys clearly lost the plot for me.
 
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Anonymous

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Is there a single thing on the planet that scousers won't somehow try and make about them? Jesus.

It's an interesting bit of info. Nothing more.
 
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Anonymous

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Overseas fans be VERY careful about how you comment on this post, a wise tip would be to google " Hillsborough disaster".
 

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