Jun 07

A Disgruntled Glastonbaby writes…

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“I have to stay in my house ALL DAY on Saturday waiting for the Glasto ticket after a series of mishaps etc. I knew this would happen. WHY CAN’T THEY USE ROYAL MAIL AND HAVE IT WAITING FOR ME AT THE POST OFFICE? Like everybody else does, and even they did in previous years, when it was easy for me collect a ticket and didn’t involve me wasting a day of my free time with no possibility whatsoever of me even being allowed to take the risk of it going astray in order to actually receive it because their mad policy is that they have to deliver it to me according to their bureaucracy even if the eventual outcome is that I can’t receive it at all I mean it WORKED when the Royal Mail sent it, I popped down on Saturday morning to pick it up on my way to do other things WHY WHY WHY do the Eavises insist on clever ideas that add up to complete nonsense, and even when they do make a tiny bit of sense, not a huge amount mind, but at least not eking out the pandemonium and heartache of trying to get tickets for days on end, they go and wreck it, I mean there I was at two hours before the midnight deadline taking pictures of myself for their registration service and then they go and open the doors to another fortnight’s worth of shysters and ne’er-be-on-times to turn pretty decent odds into a total farce like all the previous years in fact why is E Eavis in charge anyway, its nepotism you know, I bet they didn’t advertise that job in the local paper.”


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    CarsmileSteve on 15 Jun 2007 #

    See i’m hoping that bad publicity like this will force the eavises to think again about this, especially now the tickets have pictures on, they’re really not that stealable, unless you nick someone’s face as well.

    The thing is, the festival can no longer exist without Mean Fiddler’s money/expertise/clout and without Ticketbastard’s selling infrastructure (whatever we think of it on 1 April). The problem is all about ticketbastard who use sms for everything (try buying a ticket for an england game, especially at a major tournament, to see how bad this could be), i assume because they have a major stake in sms, and they then pass the FIVE POUND “secure delivery” cost on to us.

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    Pete Baran on 15 Jun 2007 #

    “Unless you nick someones face”: Nic Cage to thread!

    Me I would be infavour of DNA tests to get in. It has the advantage of removing the need for ticketing, and stopping all those alien shapeshifters getting in.

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    Juliet on 15 Jun 2007 #

    Ours were delivered by Special Delivery (Royal Mail) – sounds like they started using both halfway through.

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    Juliet on 15 Jun 2007 #

    Although note that Royal Mail charge £4.30 for Special Delivery anyway, so costwise it’s about the same. (I am happy to pay for SD rather than just 1st class for Glasto tickets!)

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    CarsmileSteve on 15 Jun 2007 #

    well they charge you and i that, ticketbastard would get economies of scale surely?

    also, as our original poster points out, it’s just a damn sight easier to go to the post office than get sms to redeliver.

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    Juliet on 15 Jun 2007 #

    God yes, I’d much rather they sent ’em Royal Mail regardless of whether they’re cheaper.

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    JDKW on 15 Jun 2007 #

    bummer – mine was royal mailed to me

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