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Gig Tickets-Help!!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by HertzvanRental, 19 May 2017.

  1. HertzvanRental

    HertzvanRental Über Member

    Greetings.
    Some help please from those of you that habitually book tickets for gigs.
    Mrs v R has booked 2 tickets to see Tom Jones in Canterbury. She is going with an aged friend. She thought that she had ordered 2 seats- there is no way that either of them could stand for any length of time.
    She has been sent standing tickets and the company, Viagogo , insist that this is what she ordered. We cannot prove this one way or another. The tickets that she had received show a face value of £35.00 but she paid Viagogo £65.00 a ticket, plus booking etc. Is that the norm?
    The last "big gig" I went to was to see the Stones, in 1990, so I'm a bit out of touch!
    The issue here is whether she had been charged "seat" prices for a "standing" ticket.
    Any help and explanation welcome.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    The price uplift is what viagogo do.
    The seating /standing issue should be noted on the receipt. I guess it is at Kent cricket club which is small so not many seats but lots of standing.
    You may be able to take a folding chair. Ask the organisers.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    HertzvanRental

    HertzvanRental Über Member

    Thanks for that. Is it normal for "standing" folk to take seats?
     
  4. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    No it isn't.
    But some festivals allow chairs or picnic rugs.
    I guess a Tom Jones audience is going to be of a certain age so small folding chairs may be allowed. It is worth asking.
     
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  5. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Senior Member

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  6. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    "It's Not Unusual"....
    Boom tish!!!!
     
  7. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

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    Is it time for a knicker-throwing joke as well?