Theres something funny about the sales of tickets for this gig. I get the feeling it is being managed in some way, perhaps to generate interest/hype. There's only 36 entries on ebay for standing tickets which is pretty low. Even in Manchester Moz is not the draw he was last time at the MEN - that was the main event. As others have mentioned its clearly not a clean sale of tickets to fans. I smell fish
Morrisseys PR is useless and with no promotion, no album, and the anecdotal reports from many friends, who always go to his gigs, there is something strange about it all. Thats all i can say at this point. In some ways its a big gamble on Moz's part and anything other than SOLD OUT will be a issue for him.
Ok Anon, I think we will have to disafree on some points, but I think we are agreed that there a lot of tickets still floating around.
Thinking about the tour in 09 it was relatively easy to get tickets for most of the limited gigs and the Liverpool Echo at the end of the tour which holds 11000 was two thirds full if that (for the five minute duration!). The MEN holds about 21000 and I'm wondering what has happened between then and now to generate the seemingly resurgent interest of his prime?
No, by design and by enforcement they keep the two sections apart. Those with standing tickets and those on seats are kept totally separate even before entering the building. By different doors, bars, toilets etc ... never the twain shall meet. I've been to gigs here with friends with seats when I've stood. Apart from nodding at each other once inside, we didn't get a chance to speak until the pub later on. I have seen people go over the barrier and drop to the floor, but they have a way of dealing with these people at the arena. They end up trainspotting for the rest of the night in Victoria Station.
I managed to get a seat in block 114 on Ticketline. Then, around 2 hours later when it had calmed down, I looked on Ticketmaster a couple of times. By then the 'choose your own seat' map was active and on one visit I saw 7 lower tier seats appear in block 102 nearest the stage.
It seems that seats were added as the day went on as later in the evening other blocks were available which had previously been full.
ive got an email from ticketmaster saying mine will arrive (@ Greece) on monday!