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True Blue
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
14 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  06:41:20  Show Profile  Visit True Blue's Homepage
Join the queue here to moan about the Brixton gigs, which apparently sold out in 10 like minutes flat from 9am this morning. I know we all think the Pixies should have played a bigger venue or devoted a few more nights to their time in England blah blah,

BUT, let's make no bones about it, it's mainly the fault of the fucking cunt ticket touts who set their alarm clocks this morning so they could buy up maybe half the tickets going. Now I'm a peaceable guy most of the time, but these people are scum who make easy money -you might as well call it blood money.

So well done if you're a fan who got lucky and 'you fucking die' to all the touts and mean money grabbing cunts out there for taking away what should have been ours for the taking.

Am I really gonna line up now on ebay with 100s for a ticket, can most of us afford that....?

Anyways, add your comments, it is sour grapes.... I'll just consoul myself with the fact I saw Frank 3 times last year....yeah, because that's the same thing.......... grrr

eebee
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
104 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  06:49:03  Show Profile  Visit eebee's Homepage
sorry guys only was able to afford two on my student debit
i start a job at the post sorting office on wednesday though...
oh the possible corruption i could turn to....
they come in ticketmaster envelopes right?
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gracie
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
573 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  06:53:29  Show Profile
I'm pretty pissed off myself, the only thing which could salvage this shitty experience is for the Pixies to add more dates.
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bumblebeeboy2
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  07:33:48  Show Profile  Click to see bumblebeeboy2's MSN Messenger address
quote:
Originally posted by eebee

sorry guys only was able to afford two on my student debit
i start a job at the post sorting office on wednesday though...
oh the possible corruption i could turn to....
they come in ticketmaster envelopes right?



lol! they do, but be careful there cowboy...

complaints have been made to ebay about the blatent touting, hopefully they'll cancel the accounts of the touts. they'll still make their money, but at least it'll make it slightly harder for them...

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pudmeister
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
159 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  08:50:37  Show Profile
All touts are on crack or heroin anyways, have you ever looked one in the eye? theyre the fucking scum of the earth, POACHERS!!!!!!!!!!!

"Looking through the eye of a pig I see it all" - Cypress Hill
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Gratefuljason3
- FB Fan -

60 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  10:39:58  Show Profile
Man, I had two tickets, one for the second, one for the third. Everytime I tried to confirm with my credit card, I got a system non-response. Told myself, ah, I'll wake up in three or four hours and get them then...

FUCK.
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Stuart
- The Clopser -

China
2277 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  10:58:04  Show Profile  Visit Stuart's Homepage
Touts should be strung up Mussolini style and kicked around the streets.....

Who's the man that won't cop out when there's danger all about?
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Chip.
- FB Fan -

Ireland
68 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  15:59:36  Show Profile
Why dont all of you who dont have tickets but live in london, form a vigilante group and beat the shit out of the touts outside brixton, steal the tickets and throw the leftovers into the crowds outside the gig. I'd do it
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gracie
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
573 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  03:13:18  Show Profile
Good idea, count me in!
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Peter Walker
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
184 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  05:35:46  Show Profile
Guys, have you seen what the touts outside the Academy normally look like? I'd make sure there's a few of you!
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gracie
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
573 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  07:26:11  Show Profile
We could pay some homeless bums to beat them up and steal the tickets.
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Peter Walker
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
184 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  07:57:02  Show Profile
Might be a plan; just nip into an off-licence to buy the correct currency (Special Brew) and you'd have yourself an army......
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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
17122 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  10:29:15  Show Profile
Oh yeah they'd be a big help!!! High as a kite (I just might, stop to check you out) and skinny as a rake???

Nah it's ninjas you want people - NINJAS!!!
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ShakeyShake
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
1058 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  10:59:33  Show Profile
Ninjas with special brew!!


"I joined the Cult of Frank / 28:06:42:12"
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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
17122 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  13:35:24  Show Profile
OK you can keep the Special Brew, but they won't be drinking it, they'll be throwing the cans like Shurikans!!!
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Old Neptuna
- FB Fan -

Ireland
200 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  13:56:20  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Chip.

Why dont all of you who dont have tickets but live in london, form a vigilante group and beat the shit out of the touts outside brixton, steal the tickets and throw the leftovers into the crowds outside the gig. I'd do it



Er - have you ever been to Brixton? Some of those touts are Yardies and take some kicking the shit out of.


"I have seen the neighbours dog, and I was not afraid..."
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gracie
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
573 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  13:59:06  Show Profile
Yardies my arse, we've Frank Black/ Pixies fans, you can'y get tougher than us.

Are you with me?
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Old Neptuna
- FB Fan -

Ireland
200 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  14:06:16  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by gracie

Yardies my arse, we've Frank Black/ Pixies fans, you can'y get tougher than us.

Are you with me?



You scare me but I like it. I used to live in Acre Lane, Brixton - so I might need a disguise.

The peasants are revolting! Look out you Touty Feckers!


"I have seen the neighbours dog, and I was not afraid..."
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a guy in a rover
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
535 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  18:17:20  Show Profile  Click to see a guy in a rover's MSN Messenger address
Its fucking shit isnt it, they better announce some more dates and give us fair warning.
The sickening thing is that i will probably end up giving in to the touts and payong 100 quid for a ticket off ebay if they dont announce any more dates/festivals.
I hate myself for it but i just cannot miss this reunion.

"You are the son of a mother fucker"

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Stuart
- The Clopser -

China
2277 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2004 :  20:42:24  Show Profile  Visit Stuart's Homepage
Surely they'll add more dates, if not in the UK then in Ireland or Europe... could be a good chance to go to a Pixies gig abroad.

Who's the man that won't cop out when there's danger all about?
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kazcoigne
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
9 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  05:26:14  Show Profile
It's total bollocks!
I can't believe there was no limitation on the amount of tickets they gave to people. They really should have some kind of system in place to stop this happening. Hopefully they won't send the tickets out until the last minute in order to fuck up the touts plan!

I really hope they add some more dates and the promoters get a decent plan in order this time.

Scumbag tout fuckers!!!!!
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bumblebeeboy2
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  06:52:08  Show Profile  Click to see bumblebeeboy2's MSN Messenger address
quote:
Originally posted by kazcoigne

It's total bollocks!
I can't believe there was no limitation on the amount of tickets they gave to people. They really should have some kind of system in place to stop this happening. Hopefully they won't send the tickets out until the last minute in order to fuck up the touts plan!

I really hope they add some more dates and the promoters get a decent plan in order this time.

Scumbag tout fuckers!!!!!



there is a limitation, i think it's either 6 tickets or 8 tickets per credit card (for gigs anyway)... if you have more than one card though i think you can get around it. i don't *think* it checks the billing address. although i could be wrong.

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I'm flat out, you're so beautiful to look at when you cry. Freeze, don't move, you've been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequal to your life. Shady Lane, everybody wants one, Shady Lane, everybody needs one.
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jo
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
516 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  07:06:52  Show Profile  Visit jo's Homepage
okay, not sure if this is any help or not, but on another email list I'm on, this got brought up - so as I'm off sick from work today, I decided to go through my old tickets collection, see if I could find any old Brixton ones... and lo and behold, I did! (yes, keeping your old tickets can come in handy sometimes!)

on the back of the ticket it said "Tickets cannot be re-sold without the express permission of Brixton academy"

so, if Metropolis are the promoters of the Pixies gigs, chances are, someone could complain to Brixton Academy about the ebay tickets, and see how closely their terms and conditions are actually followed.

hope it's some help anyway.. I couldn't find any more Brixton tickets to double check this with...
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3321 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  07:19:33  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
thanks jo...

this could be an interesting line of enquiry.

anyone with the time to contact Metropolis?


"I joined the Cult of Frank / All i got got was some fucking eggs!"
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wardjon
- FB Fan -

5 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  12:14:41  Show Profile
I understand the frustrations, i was up at the crack of dawn with 3 ticket agency sites open at the ready they must have been the longest 10 mins from 8.50 onwards. As soon as one said they were available i was in.

My missus said oh why didn't you buy 4 and sell 2 on ebay....they don't understand wives tho do they!

I really hope they announce more dates for all those who missed out. But as my other topic says surely they will do galstonbury?, or another festival in the UK?
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Old Neptuna
- FB Fan -

Ireland
200 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  12:48:18  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by a guy in a rover

Its fucking shit isnt it, they better announce some more dates and give us fair warning.
The sickening thing is that i will probably end up giving in to the touts and payong 100 quid for a ticket off ebay if they dont announce any more dates/festivals.
I hate myself for it but i just cannot miss this reunion.

"You are the son of a mother fucker"





The sickening thing is: I did - took about an hour of swearing and wall bashing to drop my guard.


"I have seen the neighbours dog, and I was not afraid..."
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gracie
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
573 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  13:20:08  Show Profile
I think that i'll relent and pay |100 for a ticket.
They're one of my faviourite bands of all time so i don't really feel there is any choice, i have to go!.
I mean, i might pay 100 for a haircut or pair of trainers so its a small price to pay.......right?
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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
17122 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  14:21:01  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by wardjon

I understand the frustrations, i was up at the crack of dawn with 3 ticket agency sites open at the ready they must have been the longest 10 mins from 8.50 onwards. As soon as one said they were available i was in.

My missus said oh why didn't you buy 4 and sell 2 on ebay....they don't understand wives tho do they!

I really hope they announce more dates for all those who missed out. But as my other topic says surely they will do galstonbury?, or another festival in the UK?



Then why didn't you buy 4 and sell two on here at face value???
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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
17122 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  14:23:09  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by gracie

I think that i'll relent and pay |100 for a ticket.
They're one of my faviourite bands of all time so i don't really feel there is any choice, i have to go!.
I mean, i might pay 100 for a haircut or pair of trainers so its a small price to pay.......right?



100 for a haircut??? More the fool you girl!!!
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Stuart
- The Clopser -

China
2277 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  20:26:36  Show Profile  Visit Stuart's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by gracie

I think that i'll relent and pay |?00 for a ticket.
They're one of my faviourite bands of all time so i don't really feel there is any choice, i have to go!.
I mean, i might pay ?00 for a haircut or pair of trainers so its a small price to pay.......right?



Gracie thats true.... my ticket to see the Pixies is gonna cost about 500 quid, with the flight back and all.... I reckon I'll spend less than a week in the UK for this gig. It's gonna be worth it though, every penny.

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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11513 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  22:25:24  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage
I hope all of you whose grapes have soured have emailed Mr. Noisy. He's got some news that might sweeten the wine a little...


"Join the Cult of Frank / And you'll be enlightened"
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Stuart
- The Clopser -

China
2277 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2004 :  23:18:07  Show Profile  Visit Stuart's Homepage
Whats this news, I'm intrigued despite having a ticket booked for Brixton??

Who's the man that won't cop out when there's danger all about?
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kazcoigne
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
9 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2004 :  02:59:48  Show Profile
I don't know the details of the promoters but the Brixton Academy itself might be a good place to start

mail@brixton-academy.co.uk
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kazcoigne
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
9 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2004 :  06:52:52  Show Profile
Here is the reply from Brixton Academy if anyone is interested?

----------------------------------------------

Dear Karen,


I am sorry to hear that you didn't manage to get hold of Pixies tickets on
Saturday. We did have 210,000 hits on our web site on that day. The ticket
agents and the promoter are aware of the problem with touts selling tickets
on e-bay and they are trying to stop it by cancelling any ticket orders that
matches with the email addresses on e-bay. There was a limit of 4 tickets
per customer to prevent touts getting their hands on a large number of
tickets.

At the moment there are no more shows confirmed with Pixies, but my advise
to you is to keep a close eye on the web site for more tickets going on
sale. You never know..

Best regards,
Pernilla Holl
Assistant General Manager
Carling Academy Brixton
Tel: 0207 787 3138
Fax: 0207 738 4427
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bumblebeeboy2
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2004 :  06:58:41  Show Profile  Click to see bumblebeeboy2's MSN Messenger address
quote:
Originally posted by kazcoigne

Here is the reply from Brixton Academy if anyone is interested?



thanks for that. i hope they are looking into the touting issue... i got a reply from ebay btw, they said they had taken action against at least one person i reported, and the pixies stuff seem to be missing from his account now... (including on the previous items)... he still has shit loads of other gig tickets he's selling though...

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I'm flat out, you're so beautiful to look at when you cry. Freeze, don't move, you've been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequal to your life. Shady Lane, everybody wants one, Shady Lane, everybody needs one.
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3321 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2004 :  06:59:45  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
thanks for posting this karen..

i like their way of combating the ebay touts....
interesting to see if it actually works.



"I joined the Cult of Frank / All i got got was some fucking eggs!"
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