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Re: Tickets

Postby FOXWOOD » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:38 am

2 tickets on sale through VIagogo for Kilmainham, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 block a4 row B £1136-32!
Did any forum members manage to get tickets for the first few rows in the presale?
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Re: Tickets

Postby somewhat_nifty » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:49 am

:!: Anyone who would pay that much for a concert has their priorities seriously out of whack...
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Re: Tickets

Postby musicmania » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:50 am

FOXWOOD wrote:2 tickets on sale through VIagogo for Kilmainham, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 block a4 row B £1136-32!
Did any forum members manage to get tickets for the first few rows in the presale?
OMG :shock: I got row F for the Tuesday but only managed row CC for the Wednesday. Hope no one pays that kind of money!
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Re: Tickets

Postby John Etherington » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:53 am

I wouldn't be so sure...(if not by choice) Leonard seems to have made the transition from "voice of the counter-culture" to "darling of the idle rich"!
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Re: Tickets

Postby bean » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:58 am

Sad, but arguably true John. :neutral:
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Re: Tickets

Postby da2008 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:36 pm

The constructive thing to say would be that this is how these websites operate. Inflate the prices until they are absurd and then lower them as the event approaches.
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Re: Tickets

Postby Vicomte » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:00 pm

John Etherington wrote:I wouldn't be so sure...(if not by choice) Leonard seems to have made the transition from "voice of the counter-culture" to "darling of the idle rich"!
Don't start me off on that score, it's quite corrrect but so often denied :cry: ;-)
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Re: Tickets

Postby zelas345 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:29 pm

I have been listening to Leonard since my student days and nights and have been a fan for many years. In 2008 I managed to secure tickets to the O2 to see him through the presale link on his fan website. These were not fantastic seats infact they were some distance away from the stage but we did not care we were happy to be in his company. That night is one of our most treasured memories it feels as if it was only yesterday he was beyond amazing. My great concern is that the privilege of having access to these pre-sale tickets will be taken away because of the actions of greedy touts. I know I would not have been able to secure tickets without having been able to access the presale site in 2008 and my fear is that I will not now have the pleasure of seeing him in 2012 if the presale link is not offered to genuine fans :cry: :cry: .
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Re: Tickets

Postby John Etherington » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:44 pm

Of course, there is still the problem of how one acquires the title of "genuine fan" (a term I personally detest). Is it determined by the number of times one quotes Leonard and makes youtube links on Facebook, or whether they have their own Leonard blog? Is it determined by how many concerts one can afford to go to in 2012? Is it determined by how many posts one has made on this Forum (if so, then my 1857 are but nothing against Lizzie's 23,131!)? There are also those long-term devotees whose lack of time spent on computers is probably proportionate to the degree of an actual life that they are having (though I guess they will have to make their presence known if they are to be counted when they choose the precious few). I shall leave readers to ponder these things!
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Re: Tickets

Postby anneeshipley » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:05 pm

John well said... I enjoy Leonard Cohen's music and I have been to quite a few of his concerts the first being in the 60s. I don't post much on the forum although I have been a member for a few years. Am I a so called 'fan' ?
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Re: Tickets

Postby joyezekiel » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:29 pm

John - you are the voice of reason on this entire Forum.

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Re: Tickets

Postby Vicomte » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:39 pm

anneeshipley wrote:John well said... I enjoy Leonard Cohen's music and I have been to quite a few of his concerts the first being in the 60s. I don't post much on the forum although I have been a member for a few years. Am I a so called 'fan' ?
I am impressed, which concert was it in the 1960's? I was of the belief that the first gig was at the Newport Folk Festival/New York Central Park in 1967. Then I believe came the short European tour in 1970 but I stand to be corrected on this.

I think a L.C fan is simply someone who rather likes Cohen and his books/music, perhaps an aficionado might fit some people better?
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2017 and fifty years later.
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Re: Tickets

Postby John Etherington » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:20 pm

joyezekiel wrote:John - you are the voice of reason on this entire Forum.

Joy
More like "arch cynic"!
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Re: Tickets

Postby anneeshipley » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:33 pm

Vicomte

We first saw him Leeds Union and on researching this it seems it was May 1970 although I was sure it was earlier as left Leeds for distant shores in oct.1970----memory not as good as it was and obviously not an aficionado otherwise I would know date,time, what I was wearing and what the weather was like!! Cant forget Isle of Wight in 1970 though!!!

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Re: Tickets

Postby John Etherington » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:39 pm

Anne - it would be May 1970 as the Royal Albert Hall was May 10th. Then again, there is the theory that the Sixties began with the Profumo affair and ended with Ziggy Stardust!

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