6 July 2007

Fucking Vultures



I'm pissed off. I really want to go & see The Verve in November for their reunion tour, I put my name down on the list for the pre sale for fans & tried yesterday as well. The tickets went on sale at 09:00, by 09:02 they were sold out, both times I tried & both times I got the same result. Go on Ebay & guess what? Yep, five fucking pages of Verve tickets for all three venues, Camden London at the Roundhouse, Empress Ballroom in Blackpool & Carling Academy, Glasgow. The tickets cost £30.00 & you can't get one on Ebay for less than £70/£80.00. It gives me the fucking rage, every time a decent gig comes up unless you're really quick you have no chance & they end up on Ebay for the blood sucking scum to make an outrageous profit from! It would make me a whole lot happier if Ebay stopped selling gig tickets, it's wrong. I love the Verve but I won't & can't afford to pay upwards of £80.00 for a ticket that originally cost £30.00 & there is no way I'm lining someone else's pocket, they've even got the cheek to put in the actual listings that they'll send them to you as soon as they've received them from the suppliers!!!!! One person is asking £200.00 for 2 tickets, greedy bastard. I don't know which is worse though, the people who list them or the eejits who bid. I'll still keep looking but there is no way I'm paying more than face value for them, wait & see nearer the time what comes up & I hope the greedy pigs who've bought them lose out, not that that's looking likely! God I'm so angry, it makes me sick.

The organisers could do alot though, namely by getting in touch with Ebay & getting them to remove the listings which I hope they do, we'll see.
Does anyone else get wound up about this? Or is it just me? Every single one of them needs a good slap in my opinion. Fucking greedy bloodsucking twathead extortionist cunts.
On a brighter note, I do feel better for that little outburst!

17 comments:

dickiebo said...

Your remarks at the end of your rant reminded me very much of my late, great, Godmother, my Aunt Nell. I remember her being in our house one day (s'OK, it was in the 1940s!) when I was 'playing-up' to my Mum. After my outburst, Nell looked at me and said, in an astonished voice, "Richard. If I had not heard it, I would never have believed it".
Well.

Anonymous said...

you are definitely not the only one who feels like this - I totally agree with everything you've said and it's not very often I can say that

SandDancer said...

It is shocking - ticket touts have always existed but since Ebay, its has become so much worse. I agree that the promoters and venue should try to stop this.

Metcountymounty said...

One of the guys in my nick does exactly that with ebay and tickets, he wasn't too happy when I called him a scrounging leech, he just sees it as paying for his kids!! I tried to get tickets to see eddie izzard on his last tour, 5 minutes after they went on sale the only place on the bloody planet I could get was Perth. £25 for the ticket and £1300 for a return flight. Didn't go funnily enough!!

PC South West said...

£70 or £80? That's a rip off.
I will sell you a ticket for only £60.00.
Only joshing with you ;~)

Anonymous said...

Surely use of the "C" word is not necessary is it?

Girl*Next*Door said...

Dickiebo, very rarely I have the mouth of a trooper, only when I'm riled though! Lol

Anon, it really does wind me up. I really do think the organiser's should do something too.

Sanddancer, since Ebay the whole thing has exploded. What winds me up is ticket touting is illegal but it's ok if you do it online!!!

MCM, you can tell him from me he's a scrounging leech!!! Lol
You didn't go? Well I don't see the problem, £1300 is pennies.... ;)

PCSW your underpricing yourself! ;)
The latest prices are over £100, don't think I'll be going :(

Anon, nobody forces you to read this blog. It is my blog, if I want to use the C word I will, it isn't a regular occurence but even if it was IT. IS. MY. BLOG! My blog to do as I like with. If I wanted I could swear constantly because it's my choice, it's called free speech. If you don't want to read it don't, it would make me a whole lot happier.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Jesus! Never before have I seen such a backlash of 'that' word on OUR OWN BLOGS. If we god damn choose to say it, LEAVE US ALONE!!!

Totally agree, Ebay should ban ticket sales, the pricing is just ludicrus (sp)!

Anonymous said...

You are correct GND it is your blog that I do enjoy reading so it's your choice. I was just voicing an opinion about words that make you come accross as something of a CHAV.
I will read someone else's blog from now on.
Good day.

Anonymous said...

Girl with golden touch.
You use it on other peoples blogs don't you.
I expect you are the sort of person who uses it sat on the bus next to the old lady too.

Girl*Next*Door said...

Girl, it is ridiculous the way the tickets are going. I looked earlier & there's no change, I'm hoping they'll just add more dates :(

Anon, that's the second time I've used that word in the whole time I've been writing this blog. I don't use it in public & I don't use it in the course of conversation, the single use of that word in one post does not give me the makings of a chav or make me one. If you have a problem with it then I'm sorry but as I said, it's my blog. If you don't feel you can read it anymore because of that word then that's your choice.

I am fed up with nitpicking, abuse & attacks from various anons, this is my blog, a virtual diary almost that I choose to make available for other people to read, it is a way for me to get rid of various thoughts, anger & problems & a way for me to make sense of some things. I don't ask or want abuse or attacks from what I write, I write it for me, for me to make sense of things & for me to vent my spleen about stuff that winds me up. Venting my spleen involves me using strong language sometimes but unlike some I don't use that language in public, I don't inflict it on other people. By using it here you are choosing to read it as much as I am choosing to print it, nobody is forcing you to.

I refuse to use strong language in public because I hate how it sounds when a woman swears, I am the most un chavlike person I know.

Girl with the golden touch used it once in the comments section after I'd had another anon post abuse, she sent an email & apologised for using it, if I had a problem with her posting it then I would have deleted the comment but I didn't because under the circs it was deserved. If I allow somebody to use that language on my blog then that is my choice, if I choose to use it then again, that is my choice. If you choose to read it, that is also your choice.

This is my space to write about what I want when I want, I don't ask people to read this blog, they choose to of their own free will. I don't ask for approval or agreement I simply write what I feel like putting into print & for that privilege I don't expect or want abuse or the personal attacks I have had lately. I refuse to censor this blog, there is enough of that going on in the world which is what led me to start a blog in the first place. It's a place for me to say exactly what I want without worry of upsetting people & a place for me to have a gripe & a moan, I don't need approval for that nor do I need criticism of my use of language. You may not like that but it's the truth. Thank you for your comments.

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Anonymous said...

dear dear me the little chav has the hump now. because its chav like qualities are coming to the surface.

Girl*Next*Door said...

No, I just won't tolerate being called a crack whore.

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Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Unbelievable, how pathetic and what a waste of time for GND to have to constantly delete the same comments over and over. Have you really nothing better to do?#

Erm I use the word on my blog, and if i use it when i am commenting on here i dont feel bad for it, gnd clearly also uses the word.