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Who is and who isn't getting a South Bank membership to make sure they get tickets? Ayes to the left, nos to the right.
i'll be renewing with this in mind.
It seems silly more than doubling the cost of the ticket. It will never sell out for both the dates on members only booking, will it?
It'll be fine, surely?
The RFH link connected to what appears to be a non RFH members presale page. This page is blocked at my office for some reason so I can't check, but it might be worth looking into before anyone commits to a membership or risks waiting for general sale.
It's what I'm clinging to tomorrow morning.
As much as i want to go i can't really justify signing up to the membership. I have already been cleared out this month on football tickets.
Mainly Age of Adz or a selection from all his albums?
Have been largely Adz, with a little selection for goodwill.
unless i can pay a few quid to just see the encore.
my step-dad is getting tickets for steve and i as early birthday presents...
(which I only used once for Joanna Newsom last year).
I've no idea if it will sell out, but surely all the best seats will go tomorrow.
if it doesn't sell out in the pre-sale tomorrow, it surely will sell out on the general sale on Wednesday, and I don't want to be amongst that rush.
£17.50 - £24.50
Guess I'll have to wait til tomorrow for Southbank Centre website.
a mate managed to get tickets. PHEW.
no idea where the seats will be
fuck it, it's a ticket and i ain't paying another £30 for southbank membership
could be anywhere in the venue didn't appealing. I think I'll give it a try tomorrow but I'm not too botheres.
They give you the best seats available so will be pretty good I'm guessing.
i now realised i bought the £24.50 tickets as opposed to the £17.50 tickets so hopefully i'm front row on the balcony
on whatever date you want.
General sale starts tomorrow.
I snooze'd. I lose'd.
or is it just always members only through there?
Members today + there were tickets via his record label Asthmatic Kitty.
I would think that there will still be tickets available tomorrow - I assume that Asthmatic Kitty had an allocation and weren't drawing their seats direct from the main site.
That would be pretty good.
Can't pick specific seats, but venue's good and it frankly won't make much difference to my experience. I don't have a Southbank membership and don't fancy yelling at the web site tomorrow morning when it inevitably slows to a speed approaching zero (or worse, is blocked at work).
using last years membership up until yesterday.
Was hoping I'd get away with it this morning but no luck.
Was worth it for front row seats for Joanna Newsom, I can live with non-front row for Sufjan plus there's Primavera too.
with my South Bank membership around 11.30 for the Thursday; couldn't login at all before then to the website. All the lower stall seats are gone now - there are maybe 200 seats left for each date, all at the back/balcony of the venue.
of the balcony. Has anyone sat there before, if so what's it like?
its still saying 'members only' on there for me...
(that's when the members presale started yesterday).
so keep a close eye on the website!
10am it is
and they arent taking phonecalls at the box office.
got 2 tickets from the box office
The website was being a dick. I selected seats then it was like "these seats are gone. please refresh seating plan" so I did, selected more, same thing kept coming up, managed to get some seats then BAM WEBSITE IS BUSY AND CANNOT PROCESS YOUR ORDER AT THIS TIME.
I had two tickets in my basket as well.
Would they have ever had to deal with that much traffic before? I dunno.
Meltdown being the annual festival they have in June. It's always a right bitch getting tickets then. Website is usually down and no chance on the phones.
They book an artist which they know will create massive ticket demand, and use the opportunity to try and chisel membership fees out of people who would otherwise never need or want membership. And also knowing they don't have the resources in place to deal with the demand when tickets do go on general release. Really pathetic and greedy opportunism that just pisses everyone off.
I had the same thing last year with them - a Werner Herzog Q&A. But that's one event a year. If I got membership, it would basically be a £30 surcharge on the ticket for the privilege of actually being able to buy one. (At least I managed to get tickets that time, though).
to the festival hall, they have no duty to non-members. If there is demand, you can get through, it'll just take a long time ( the same as for seetickets during glastonbury).
There is generally loads on at the festival hall anyway, so being a member is worthwhile (IMO)
So I just bought two Thursday (I really wanted Friday) tickets over the phone. The nice woman on the phone seemed a little shell shocked. She said there are loads of tickets on hold. I imagine if the website is fucked for most of the day, those tickets will become available as the day goes on.
They still have tickets! GO.
being used to manage demand for events. What RFH should do is sort out the online booking, which does seem to get overwhelmed every time there is a big onsale.
They still have tickets for Thursday and Friday at RFH, just sit tight on the phone lines for 5 mins and you'll be able to book them.
And my heart dropped a little bit when it was confirmed.
I love the venue and the whole South Bank Centre. Its just their policy of members presale and the sites inevitable collapse at the demand artists like Sufjan/Newsom create, that made me worry.
The RFH and surrounding venues are great for niche bands, all the hands on schemes they run and all the diverse other events, but I honestly think they need to out source these high demand ticket sales.
Luckily I got tickets through the AK presale (though I have no idea where I am sitting)
because seetickets handled the rush for queens of the stoneage tickets perfectly - both the seetickets pages and the roundhouse site went down then!
i think you just need to accept that without buying a ton of extra server space ticket sales for popular artists will always be hectic, and that member presales helps negotiate demand and provide extra revenue for worthwhile institutions like the RFH, which along with the barbican provides the best sound quality for modern bands in london.
agree with this
I actually though about how often I use the whole of the South Bank and how much value I take from it.
The membership fee is really a small price to pay to keep an asset like that open and functioning in the way it does.
Music Glue have an extra allocation of tickets
even if I don't have a clue where I'm sitting :)
Not ^This I got them this morning
specifically row B?
i'm starting to regret buying the first tickets i came across now i know i'm up high and far out to the right!