@dead end kid-as you got tickets for both nights and friends of yours who are "loyal as you" didn't get any,then be a friend and give them some of yours.i know my friends wouldn't see me sit at home when they had surplus.
i agree with you about ticket distribution on the whole.the internet has killed the the atmosphere in concerts in the last few years.not so long ago when you had to physically go to a shop and get tickets,sometimes that meant staying outside a shop door all night in the freezing rain,thats when you got real fans and real atmosphere at gigs.these days people/touts just sit at home and just snap up tickets with credit card after credit card,leaving dedicated fans with a bad taste in their mouth.
yeah same with me have gone to concerts fsince i was 16 of the most diverse bands/music stylesI have to say that while a huge Smiths and Morrissey fan, my musical world is and always has been much broader. I have thousands of vinyl and cd albums and have attended most probably over a thousand gigs (although I have never actually counted them). While your description may apply to other I can assure you, it does not describe myself.
Other bands do not purport, in quite the same way as Morrissey, to have THAT connection with fans. I don't think he's connected enough with fans to do anything that would deliberately annoy them. Who else though can you think of that consistently releases tickets like dripping chinese water torture. I can't think of any other band that uses this practice.
Who else though can you think of that consistently releases tickets like dripping chinese water torture. I can't think of any other band that uses this practice.
Believe it or not? I got tickets for both nights in Manchester. I don't think that's the point though.
REAL fans keep missing out and I don't see Morrissey doing anything about it.
how is it selfish to go see both shows? you say that some "real fans" got more tickets than they actually need. newsflash: no-one NEEDS any tickets.
I think the point being made is people are moaning that it was Morrissey's fault shows were selling out because he wasn't announcing them all at once. But even when he announces two gigs in the same venue at once, the very people who are complaining admit they bought tickets for both gigs. Which seems a bit hypocritical to say the least.
Wow - for the first time I think I like Pearl Jam - what a great way to treat your fans.How about this......Morrissey starts an "official" fan club. Dues are $20-30 per year. You sign up and get access to goodies such as tour tickets. Fan club members get tickets based on seniority. Those with higher seniority get best tickets. These tickets go on sale thru the fan club website BEFORE they go on sale to general public.
This is what Pearl Jam has been doing for years and it actually works pretty well. Before you harp on the "yeah I want front row seats and I'll never get 'em because I joined late", PJ did a lottery for a few rows this year. To switch it up, they randomly picked fans to sit in rows 1-2, 8 and 10 for all their shows this summer.