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Reply #870 posted 11/13/15 10:01am

Tokyo

Just spoke to Ticketmaster customer services. Still no news on what happens next. What they did say was that Friday is generally a very popular day to put high profile events onsale.

They very rarely do so on a Saturday or Sunday. They also didn't rule out the possibility of Monday.

Outside of the window being Mon-Fri, there's apparently no hard and fast rule about times of the day, this just depends on the promoter.

It sounded like there was a hint about Qing up on the Prince3EG twitter earlier, or at the very least some kind of endorsement.

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Reply #871 posted 11/13/15 10:05am

FunkyAphrodite

For anyone interested here's the Channel 4 Dispatches programme from a few years about about the likes of GetMeIn/Seatwave/Viagogo and how theywork.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWlnL8drSdw

Viagogo went to court to try and stop it showing.

Very frustrating to watch!

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Reply #872 posted 11/13/15 10:05am

Tokyo

One other thought about this morning...

Breakfast? Well it could have been eaten! biggrin

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Reply #873 posted 11/13/15 10:14am

fusk

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Serious said:

I was the 9th in line for the Vienna concert queueing for tickets since 6am in the cold and was told 10 minutes before the sale was supposed to start that Prince stopped it. And I might not get a ticket at all when the sale starts again. You obviously have no clue what you are talking about confused .

Whilst I have some sympathy to your plight, I feel you are inflating the seriousness, Serious! Talk about first - world problems! And if you think I've never queued for tickets before, or faced the challenges of 5 days at a completely flooded Glastonbury festival, for example, you are sorely mistaken! You queued for a while in weather you ought to be used to. Disappointing? Certainly. Being "harmed"?! Get a fucking grip!


I think it's funny that you're complaining about someone else being overly dramatic by using phrases like "get a fucking grip!"

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Reply #874 posted 11/13/15 10:59am

Pentacle

The Dutch journalist who was invited to PP just said on TV that Prince will decide if he goes ahead with the tour AFTER the first concert in Vienna. Apparently he wants to test his new formula first.

Then three Dutch pianist gave their interpretations of Raspberry Beret, Purple Rain, and I Could Never... which were all very nice.

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #875 posted 11/13/15 11:01am

antonb

What? I think I'm out
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Reply #876 posted 11/13/15 11:10am

feranti

Pentacle said:

The Dutch journalist who was invited to PP just said on TV that Prince will decide if he goes ahead with the tour AFTER the first concert in Vienna. Apparently he wants to test his new formula first.

Then three Dutch pianist gave their interpretations of Raspberry Beret, Purple Rain, and I Could Never... which were all very nice.

If that's true, then he anounced the tour, got his fans (fams!?) excited and even had venues preped to sell tickets, only to decide he may or may not actually do the concerts.

He really is a contemptuous little man (and not because of his height) who likes to waist peoples time so what ? he can feel important and relevant again.

With prince every little thing can lead to that little prince fan inside just disappearing more and more.

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Reply #877 posted 11/13/15 11:19am

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feranti said:

Pentacle said:

The Dutch journalist who was invited to PP just said on TV that Prince will decide if he goes ahead with the tour AFTER the first concert in Vienna. Apparently he wants to test his new formula first.

Then three Dutch pianist gave their interpretations of Raspberry Beret, Purple Rain, and I Could Never... which were all very nice.

If that's true, then he anounced the tour, got his fans (fams!?) excited and even had venues preped to sell tickets, only to decide he may or may not actually do the concerts.

He really is a contemptuous little man (and not because of his height) who likes to waist peoples time so what ? he can feel important and relevant again.

With prince every little thing can lead to that little prince fan inside just disappearing more and more.

Re. your last comment. My fan status has gradually dwindled from 1,000,000% Totally Obssessed right down to just hovering above Casual over the past 19, almost 20 years!!!

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Reply #878 posted 11/13/15 11:25am

feranti

PurpleSpirit319 said:

feranti said:

If that's true, then he anounced the tour, got his fans (fams!?) excited and even had venues preped to sell tickets, only to decide he may or may not actually do the concerts.

He really is a contemptuous little man (and not because of his height) who likes to waist peoples time so what ? he can feel important and relevant again.

With prince every little thing can lead to that little prince fan inside just disappearing more and more.

Re. your last comment. My fan status has gradually dwindled from 1,000,000% Totally Obssessed right down to just hovering above Casual over the past 19, almost 20 years!!!

Yeah I hear that. It gets harder to justify to myself, let alone other people. Although i was prepped to buy three (if i could get them tickets) to prince farting in a bag with a microphone or whatever this was meant to be.

It's getting to the stage i feel its tainting the memory of my childhood/teenage/young adult obsession. I guess it could of being worse, I could of being a MJ obssesive fan lol (who am i kidding they had it easier, they just had the pedophilia and his death to deal with lol)

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Reply #879 posted 11/13/15 11:54am

antonb

I must admit,I'm really fed up too.And I love Prince but the fact he thinks it's okay to mess about like this and mess with people's lives is really getting to me. I'm nearly 50 and wouldn't dream of doing something along these line without coming out an saying sorry and explaining in English my reasons and what I propose to do. It's very disheartening
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Reply #880 posted 11/13/15 12:01pm

Lianachan

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Another fucking useless tweet from Prince a few minutes ago, just this link:

https://www.konzerthaus.a...15-11-11_1
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Reply #881 posted 11/13/15 12:02pm

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Lianachan said:

Another fucking useless tweet from Prince a few minutes ago, just this link: https://www.konzerthaus.a...15-11-11_1

Confirmation that the tour is on, but tix just postponed?

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Reply #882 posted 11/13/15 12:05pm

Lianachan

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bluesaifon said:



Lianachan said:



Another fucking useless tweet from Prince a few minutes ago, just this link: https://www.konzerthaus.a...15-11-11_1

Confirmation that the tour is on, but tix just postponed?



Maybe just that show? Saying the promoter postponed it, not Prince? Who knows? Not us, that's who.
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Reply #883 posted 11/13/15 12:05pm

dodger

antonb said:

I must admit,I'm really fed up too.And I love Prince but the fact he thinks it's okay to mess about like this and mess with people's lives is really getting to me. I'm nearly 50 and wouldn't dream of doing something along these line without coming out an saying sorry and explaining in English my reasons
and what I propose to do. It's very disheartening


He's hardly messing with people's lives - that's a bit dramatic.
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I'm surprised to read you're nearly 50, I thought you were a young fella!
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Reply #884 posted 11/13/15 12:06pm

antonb

I know people are going to jump to his defense but as a hardcore fan myself I'm wondering whether it's time to stop making excuses for him.
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Reply #885 posted 11/13/15 12:12pm

antonb

Well he's messed up my life today ! And pulled plenty of strokes in the past. I know I'm going to get jumped on but I'm just typing how I feel. And yes I do have a life outside of prince.
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Reply #886 posted 11/13/15 12:13pm

Pentacle

Lianachan said:

bluesaifon said:

Confirmation that the tour is on, but tix just postponed?

Maybe just that show? Saying the promoter postponed it, not Prince? Who knows? Not us, that's who.


Please see my reply above.

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Reply #887 posted 11/13/15 12:15pm

feranti

dodger said:

antonb said:
I must admit,I'm really fed up too.And I love Prince but the fact he thinks it's okay to mess about like this and mess with people's lives is really getting to me. I'm nearly 50 and wouldn't dream of doing something along these line without coming out an saying sorry and explaining in English my reasons and what I propose to do. It's very disheartening
He's hardly messing with people's lives - that's a bit dramatic. . I'm surprised to read you're nearly 50, I thought you were a young fella!

People waiting in, fingers at the keyboard, waiting to part with hard earned money, holding days, booking holidays, organising "things".

while there is no real information, just princely breadcrumbs.

that is messing with peoples lives. He has messed with my life today so much, i'm posting on the org !

if he said 'sorry guys, will give you more information and a date for booking asap' that would at least say more than a link to a place where it states

"Tourpromoter ICO postponed the presale date. The promoter will inform about the new date."

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Reply #888 posted 11/13/15 12:18pm

Lianachan

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Pentacle said:



Lianachan said:


bluesaifon said:


Confirmation that the tour is on, but tix just postponed?



Maybe just that show? Saying the promoter postponed it, not Prince? Who knows? Not us, that's who.


Please see my reply above.



Yes, I saw it. That's why I suggested the it was only relating to that show. Would be nice for Prince to come out and say it, instead of persisting in this bullshit.
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Reply #889 posted 11/13/15 12:18pm

JoeyCococo

Long timers have been waiting for something like this for many years. Do you all remember the talk in the early 90s of an album called Heart or was it Echos and Whispers...it was supp to be an accoustic album and a Unplugged session was to precede or follow. None of it happened. I remember high hopes for the The Truth album. I love it but it was not what I expected. I guess i was hoping to hear him completely stripped down but that album had a lot of bells and whistles. It was not totally acoustic. I imagined him singing stuff like 'sweet thing' the way he does...

Then there was the piano album One Nite Alone. Again, it was not what I expected. I love it too but it was hard to get into as it was not full of the melodies i expected.

Then there was the 2002 ONA tour where he did the long piano set. I loved it...

...but, all if it felt not complete for some reason. It is like he did not committ totally. It's his issue of being able to do too much and not focusing on one thing.

So, I have high hopes of this tour from what I'm reading. If he really is doing it alone and on a grand piano...in a hall with great acoustics, I am overjoyed! I would really like to see this. However, I've done it too long not to expect some kind of let down.

I hope he sticks to the format and brings out obscure tracks that would be amazing on piano like 'Open Book'.

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Reply #890 posted 11/13/15 12:22pm

mattj

Blenheim 1991 outdoor show was being changed ..wear something purple.. an amazing fair with rides galore.. heard on radio that i had to change tickets .. got on trian to london ..used my pocket money..no internet.. or mobile internet phones.. got to ticket office after a 2 hour train ride .. tube across london ..raining if i remember.. got to ticket office and was told it was cancelled... still got my ticket.. and..memories.. get a grip

feranti said:

dodger said:

antonb said: He's hardly messing with people's lives - that's a bit dramatic. . I'm surprised to read you're nearly 50, I thought you were a young fella!

People waiting in, fingers at the keyboard, waiting to part with hard earned money, holding days, booking holidays, organising "things".

while there is no real information, just princely breadcrumbs.

that is messing with peoples lives. He has messed with my life today so much, i'm posting on the org !

if he said 'sorry guys, will give you more information and a date for booking asap' that would at least say more than a link to a place where it states

"Tourpromoter ICO postponed the presale date. The promoter will inform about the new date."

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Reply #891 posted 11/13/15 12:25pm

EvilAngel

Gav said:



SquirrelMeat said:






This issue is that for tickets to be already listed, before they have gone on sale, means that Ticketmaster must be channeling tickets off and marking them up themselves through their sister company.




Possibly. But there's always the possibility that some of these listings are speculative and they actually don't have the seats.



I could advertise a unicorn on eBay for sale right now for £10,000 but it doesn't mean I have one in my garden ready to ship to a buyer wink



But you do have freaky feet.
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Reply #892 posted 11/13/15 12:29pm

antonb

Yes I know, I had a ticket for blenheim too.
Maybe we are too thick skinned with him and it's time for the fans to turn round and say enough is enough.
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Reply #893 posted 11/13/15 12:32pm

feranti

mattj, that did make me laugh, not at you, with you. I do feel your pain, and if i lived closser to london I would of being caught up in all the disspointment.

At least we can laugh lol

I don't have any horror stories like that, unless you count the prince shop in campden but that was a horror of a different type.

Well... car broke down in the snow, the gold tour, had to run along the mottor way in a small prince style short jacket to a breakdown phone (no mobiles back in those days kids). Evenetually got to glasgow and missed half the show. Not prince's fault but it's the best 'war' story

Missed the only chance to see a aftershow getting the car back.

mattj said:

Blenheim 1991 outdoor show was being changed ..wear something purple.. an amazing fair with rides galore.. heard on radio that i had to change tickets .. got on trian to london ..used my pocket money..no internet.. or mobile internet phones.. got to ticket office after a 2 hour train ride .. tube across london ..raining if i remember.. got to ticket office and was told it was cancelled... still got my ticket.. and..memories.. get a grip

feranti said:

People waiting in, fingers at the keyboard, waiting to part with hard earned money, holding days, booking holidays, organising "things".

while there is no real information, just princely breadcrumbs.

that is messing with peoples lives. He has messed with my life today so much, i'm posting on the org !

if he said 'sorry guys, will give you more information and a date for booking asap' that would at least say more than a link to a place where it states

"Tourpromoter ICO postponed the presale date. The promoter will inform about the new date."

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Reply #894 posted 11/13/15 12:33pm

Lianachan

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antonb said:

Yes I know, I had a ticket for blenheim too.
Maybe we are too thick skinned with him and it's time for the fans to turn round and say enough is enough.

Me too, and Maine Road Aug 2nd 1990. Heard that one was off when I was half way to Manchester, from the Outer Hebrides. If he would at least tell us what's going on, it wouldn't be so bad. I'm extremely pissed off with him today. Again.
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Reply #895 posted 11/13/15 12:41pm

mattj

Im sorry but him those who dont like the ride then get off !! its always been like this being a P fan ..P the global superstar is making a statement.. what other artist has done this.. madge NO..Bruce NO.. Beyonce..NO.. Coldplay NO.. would i still make every effort to see this living legend YES..this is on the back of seeing "get on up" ..we havent got many living legends left.. bowie/Bruce/madge ..I planned to take my 11 year old son to this concert ..first ever gig... he's lived with P music since he's been born .. now loves Tiny Tempah..Labrinth..Fetty wap !! would they ever do this .NO..would i be patient with them ..NO.. We're P fans...expect the unexpected

antonb said:

Yes I know, I had a ticket for blenheim too. Maybe we are too thick skinned with him and it's time for the fans to turn round and say enough is enough.

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Reply #896 posted 11/13/15 12:51pm

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fusk said:

Mindflux said:

Serious said: Whilst I have some sympathy to your plight, I feel you are inflating the seriousness, Serious! Talk about first - world problems! And if you think I've never queued for tickets before, or faced the challenges of 5 days at a completely flooded Glastonbury festival, for example, you are sorely mistaken! You queued for a while in weather you ought to be used to. Disappointing? Certainly. Being "harmed"?! Get a fucking grip!


I think it's funny that you're complaining about someone else being overly dramatic by using phrases like "get a fucking grip!"

Yeah - cos that imperative is soooo dramatic, isn't it? confused

I think it's funny that this is the limit of your "contribution" (other than your ill-informed assertion that someone as good as Prince is incapable of entertaining on one instrument for an hour!).

Serious and I are cool, so why don't you put down the spoon? wink

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Reply #897 posted 11/13/15 12:55pm

antonb

It's fine I know I'm going to get people on here jumping to his defence. And making excuses for him because he is a genius. I'm just venting how I feel with people who know deep down what I mean
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Reply #898 posted 11/13/15 12:58pm

mattj

mattj said:

Im sorry but him those who dont like the ride then get off !! its always been like this being a P fan ..P the global superstar is making a statement.. what other artist has done this.. madge NO..Bruce NO.. Beyonce..NO.. Coldplay NO.. would i still make every effort to see this living legend YES..this is on the back of seeing "get on up" ..we havent got many living legends left.. bowie/Bruce/madge ..I planned to take my 11 year old son to this concert ..first ever gig... he's lived with P music since he's been born .. now loves Tiny Tempah..Labrinth..Fetty wap !! would they ever do this .NO..would i be patient with them ..NO.. We're P fans...expect the unexpected

antonb said:

Yes I know, I had a ticket for blenheim too. Maybe we are too thick skinned with him and it's time for the fans to turn round and say enough is enough.

AND ...would I pay and drive from blooming swansea to hear P play Alexa De Paris, the ladder,Condition of the heart,God.. on a piano ..Yes... made every effort since july 12th 1984 Wembley arena to see P.. because i saw and have seen and enjoyed time and time again the only living legend pop artist in my lifetime

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Reply #899 posted 11/13/15 12:59pm

feranti

I think bowie has bowed out and said he is through with live performances sad

lot's of artists big and other wise make statements, and in more effective and grown up (and sometimes not so grown up ways). if your saying which other star would dick there fans around like this, then yeah not many smile

mattj said:

Im sorry but him those who dont like the ride then get off !! its always been like this being a P fan ..P the global superstar is making a statement.. what other artist has done this.. madge NO..Bruce NO.. Beyonce..NO.. Coldplay NO.. would i still make every effort to see this living legend YES..this is on the back of seeing "get on up" ..we havent got many living legends left.. bowie/Bruce/madge ..I planned to take my 11 year old son to this concert ..first ever gig... he's lived with P music since he's been born .. now loves Tiny Tempah..Labrinth..Fetty wap !! would they ever do this .NO..would i be patient with them ..NO.. We're P fans...expect the unexpected

antonb said:

Yes I know, I had a ticket for blenheim too. Maybe we are too thick skinned with him and it's time for the fans to turn round and say enough is enough.

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