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Mission: NIN


Mission accomplished.

I got up at the crack of dawn and headed down to The Astoria in the damp, misty, grey morning when most mortals slumber peacefully. I was a bit worried when I arrived as I bumped into someone getting off the train wearing a Nine Inch Nails painted leather jacket who'd travelled all the way from Wycombe. I was a bit more worried when we got to the Astoria and there was a fair sized que already waiting for us - and it was only about 8.30! The people in the front of the que had blankets so I'm guessing they may have been slumbering there last night instead of a nice warm bed ala me.

Anyway, I ended up chatting to the bloke from Wycombe and also a Finnish girl whilst we waited.... and waited.... and ..... the que started moving. Yay!

We could hear the early birds cheering as they were given there tickets and the ripples of exictment and hope ran along the crowd. We edged closer, and closer, and then finally made i to the doors. Still tickets left. Good. A few more people in. Still tickets..... ME! Yay! The Astoria was limiting sales to two tickets per person (either one each night or two for the same night) so I passed over my hard eraned cashed in exchange for a couple of bits of paper. But I only had two. What about Ally and Sasha? What about all my other friends who wanted to go??? Well, as Ally had been checking the internet all morning waiting for Ticketmaster to show them for sale (they never did btw) I joined the (now much shorter) que again with my two new friends to see if we could get some more. Unfortunately the Astoria were wise to this and were refusing to sell tickets to anyone who'd already brought them. Luckily the girl at one of the tills was telling this to the person in front of me so I switched to the other till to be served by a girl who hadn't sold me my first tickets. End result: 4 Tickets for Wednesday 30th March!!!! Yay!!!!

Stargreen ended up getting 20 tickets for each night and sold them pretty much instantly. I have got inroads for other tickets through another ticket agency but they aren't selling them until the end of this week and they'll also probably be about £70 EACH! Mind you that's cheaper than ebay and some other places were apparently tickets are already hitting £200-£300 a pair!


In celebration I also brought myself a couple of Jon Courtneay Grimwood novels (Lucifer's Dragon and Felaheen) and went to see Elektra (which is alright but nothing special - might do a review...).

Now I'm back at home waiting for pizza to arrive before heading out to The Dev for Dave's leaving drinks.

Oh, also was passed copies of Kasabian and two Peter Murphy CDs (Deep and Love Hysteria) from a friend whose wife is a reviewer. I like free stuff :)

Anyway, must dash. Pizza has arrived!


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 22nd, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
I wish I could see NIN as well :(
Jan. 22nd, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
I overslept, and missed the mean fiddler link.

>le sigh<

You must post a full review when you go, and I'm sooooooo jelouse, and yeah all those gits selling tickets on ebay are heartless shites.
Jan. 23rd, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)

Saw them lastnight going again tonight. I will say take money for the London gigs, they will be selling a DVD of the Birmingham gig, as well as Live CD of the peformance you were just at.
Jan. 23rd, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I heard about the live CDs. The Pixies did that at Brixton last year too. With techonology the way it is these days I reckon this will become more and more common place. Extra revenue for the bands, extra collectibility for the fans, an extra reason to go to see live music (if you really need one) and no need to buy badly recorded ones down the market :-p
Jan. 23rd, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
I reckon you should sell your tickets on Ebay.
I would.

Jan. 23rd, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: I reckon you should sell your tickets on Ebay.
...and miss one of the gigs of 2005!!!!

Jan. 23rd, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!!!!!!! You rock :D
Jan. 23rd, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
It's been known. Sometimes. Right now though I Sleep :D
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