It’s a tale as old as time; or as old as Ticketmaster, anyway. This morning, tickets for The Streets’ extremely highly anticipated comeback tour went on sale and completely sold out within one minute. One minute! That includes three dates at Brixton Academy. Well done Mike, that’s really impressive.
Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of disappointed fans who didn’t manage to pick up any tickets. Like, A Lot.
The first time Iv ever gotten up and waited for tickets to go on sale for a show. Still I missed out. The Streets all sold out quick!— Maverick Sabre (@MaverickSabre) October 13, 2017
We’re already seeing the early stages of an all-out war against ticket touts who, to be fair, can absolutely fuck off.
People already selling The Streets tickets for triple the price are the worst kind of twats.— Briana Millett (@brianamillett) October 13, 2017
You kind of have to admire the giant stones on this guy.
Got 2 tickets to shift for The Streets gig in Birmingham, not a huge fan anyway but don't want real fans to miss out. £135 each.— Sam (@SFX24) October 13, 2017
But while most are howling at the moon, some are doing their best to alleviate the situation with a bit of humour. God bless you, shining beacons of light cutting through the dark.
Guys I used to work at the o2 and have a few spare work tops if anyone wants one to sneak into The Streets. Shan has it all figured out— Shannon McCartan. (@shanmccartan) October 13, 2017
i'm trying to think up a joke around The Streets which ends up with me saying Where The Streets Have No Name so everyone be quiet please— Centrist roasters on an open fire (@mokepoke) October 13, 2017
Try it, it totally works.
(Main image credit: Rex)