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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Venus » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Very cool to see dedicated fans camping out. 8) There are various articles about fans queuing up and nabbing tickets including articles here, here, here and a video here.

This is interesting. Guess we'll wait and see:
Yesterday, nzherald.co.nz supplement TimeOut started rumours of a larger Conchords show - "or shows" - potentially being announced on Sunday.


I've got my fingers crossed for you, H. :pray: Did your friend end up queuing up at the box office?

nonchalant obsession wrote:I hope people have nice weather for the camp out :supz: - whatever they are camping out for. :lol:


Looks like FOTC have won in terms of the number of people queuing up. ;)
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Venus » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Great H » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:49 pm

I've been logged on for an hour already :lol:
Already refreshing occasionally in case it comes up early.
Need I say we missed out at the box office this morning?!
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby SheWolf » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:51 pm

I know the feeling. :nails:

Good luck. :cheer:
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Great H » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:25 am

That was exciting! :lol:
I had the purchase screen open in two different browsers at the same time (I've got a big screen!), continually refreshing both and also continuously dialing the box office phone number. (My dialing finger is practically blistered!) and my friend was doing the same thing with 2 browsers and the phone...

The website totally crashed for the first 10 minutes then things started to happen a little. Refresh click refresh click refresh click. Then at 12.20 it said "SOLD OUT" but thanks to the advice of you I kept refreshing (and so did my friend) and you were right! Tickets did keep popping back due to people's sales timing out etc. Anyways, we both kept it up for an hour solid. And.....

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Missed out.
Tried for Hamilton too, and no go there either.

Now I'm reduced to entering every 'Win tickets to Flight of the Conchords!' competition I see (there's bound to be some) and praying they announce another gig later.
Gonna go eat chocolate now
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Great H » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:19 am

Ooo! Looks like another Auckland gig is almost a definite!
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby emira » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:30 am

Great H wrote:Ooo! Looks like another Auckland gig is almost a definite!
:pray:


:pray: :pray:

My friend was aiming for one of the Welly shows, but ended up with N. Plymouth. Good enough! :D
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Peaches » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:30 am

Hello!

I am so excited they're finally coming to Australia! I will have my Jem cuddles if it kills me! :D
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Great H » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:00 am

Peaches wrote:I will have my Jem cuddles if it kills me!
It just might if you have the same ticket issues I've been having! :lol: I'll be sending you good transatlantic vibes!
Have they announced dates yet?
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Peaches » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:39 am

None yet :( How much are the tickets in NZ?
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Great H » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:18 am

Quite reasonable I think, for an international level act. NZ$55-79 depending on the seat.
(Though there are always transaction fees, credit card fees and courier fees on top of that. Grrr!)
So far for me though the tix have cost me $0, (super cheap!) cos I couldn't get any! :lol:
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby SheWolf » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:26 pm

Peaches wrote:I am so excited they're finally coming to Australia! I will have my Jem cuddles if it kills me! :D

Yaynees! It's long overdue, eh? Looking forward to see you & J canoodling. :rock:
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby LauraK » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:57 pm

I'm vibing for added shows and Aussie dates soon! I want to see that hug-pic, Peaches!
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Venus » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:01 am

That's such a shame, H. I'm pretty sure that they'll add more NZ dates. Vector Arena seems to be likely. Wherever the additional Auckland date is, I really hope you have much better luck next time round. :pray: I actually don't feel too worried about you getting tickets to a gig. I know you will eventually get tickets. :nod:

Hey Peaches! :wave: I am also looking forward to your hug pic with Jemaine! Looking forward to the Australian tour dates being announced soon. :D
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Re: General 2012 Tour Discussion Thread

Postby Nancy » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:34 am

Sorry I've been MIA while all this excitemment's been going on. Oh H, I'm crossing my fingers for you for another show. :pray:

I remember the first Town Hall show that I cautiously dialed at two minutes before the allotted time, ending up getting the nicest box office lady. When she answered, I asked if I could buy a ticket, and she said, "in 27 seconds you can!" From what I've heard, some folks didn't get nice operators and got a hang up with mere seconds to go. So that was 2008. As SW said, 2009 for Radio City really went pretty well, although I hadn't done online buying before, and I was refreshing for a few minutes before, when suddenly it was time to buy, and the first thing I was offered was a Pit seat, not knowing that it was a most desirable place to be. I guess I lucked out on both tours.
Great H, I'm sending over some good luck vibes that you'll get the seats of your dreams. :nod:

I have to say I've recently dealt with Fenway Park, and they have the very best ticket-buying system for a major event. No matter how early before the allotted time you log on, you are placed in a virtual waiting room, and you know how close you are to the front of the line by the little person (supposed to be you) and what box the figure is pictured in. On the left is a drawing of a box office window, and then there are about 7 squares with your little person figure placed in one of the boxes, the closest to the front of the line being the box on the left. An alarm as well as a visual notice lets you know when you're at the front of the line, and you get your tickets. I got playoff tickets last Fall this way, and the seats would have been great if the Sox had made the stupid playooffs! But it is such a humane, fair, much less stressful way to buy tickets to a large venue.

I'll keep thinking good thoughts for you, Great H. :thumb:
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