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Kylie X

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So, here's the sequence of events: Kylie Minogue is doing a concert in Auckland. Naturally tickets sold out in 19 minutes and a second show was promptly announced.

Questions to ponder:

  • If the first show sold out in 19 minutes, why didn't tickets for the second concert sell out as quickly?
  • Wasn't it convenient how quickly and easily a second concert was arranged? You'd think the Vector Arena would be heavily booked in advance.

Of course, this appears to be quite common. Gee, you'd think the promoters would figure it out and put on two concerts to begin with...

Posted September 12, 2008 6:11 PM


It's a scam, of course. War Of The Worlds Live, Billy Joel, Kylie...they know damn well Vector
Arena's too small for big acts. But sell-outs are good PR, so they keep using the shoebox. It's very cynically done. Wow, what a shock, a sell out! All 400 seats were snapped up! They or the media (who give them free advertising, the whole point of the sell-out notices on TV news) fake a measure of astonishment and give us timing details which are pointless in this age of online pre-buying of tickets. Immediately, the promoter wheels out the second date...which was booked all along. We are supposed to believe you can hire Vector Arena on a moment's notice, as if it's a church hall. Anyone who'd fall for this nonsense would believe that the last two US elections weren't rigged.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | September 15, 2008 11:00 PM

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