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Anyone going/thinking of going?
If you could go to one of those shows, which one?
Tour de France Soundtracks personally
Great idea though, hope they do it in some other places too.
trans europe or man machine would be the ones i'd go to
but i'm hoping they'll do it in the uk at some point
once they have found a venue quirky enough for them
I would absolutely love to go, but zero chance of doing so.
Tour de France for me too.
Really wanna go to the Radio-Activity show though...
Although would dearly, dearly love to go to all of them.
I'd love to see a few of these shows, but even one is pretty fucking expensive. Probably try and get tickets for The Man Machine I think.
hopefully, would love to do both but no way I can afford it.
Trans Europe Express if I had to choose one.
Anybody get me on a guest list or something? Can repay you in hi-fives and excellent, excellent banter.
We expect these events to be extremely popular, so there is a four ticket limit per person for a single show and it is not possible to buy tickets for the whole series. This is to ensure a greater number of people get to experience Kraftwerk at Tate Modern.
I fear for the cavernous hall's acoustics...
for any of the nights being particularly better than the others?
they just doing the albums or are they doing a greatest hits after?
£60.00 is a lot for under an hour...
... they do the album and then play hefty amount of hits after it.
Anyone know if the tate will be open on wednesday to buy tickets in person???
That's roughly £15 per night in NEW YORK !! It costs London 4 times as much.Can someone please explain this ?
I know it's expensive but I'm not gonna get the chance to see them often. It'll be a birthday present, if we get tickets...I'm assuming the weekend tickets especially will be harder to get.
truly what i fear
sound was ace.
£50 for (hire of) 3D glasses.
But has anyone seen them in the past few years? Obviously I'd love to see them, but £60 is a hell of a lot. And since Schneider left, Hütter is the only original member, yeah? Just wondering whether that has affected anyone's experience of seeing them?
Computer World, here I come.
I am getting absolutely nothing from any browsers...
Good luck chaps.
I think I was too excited to hear
please give me a success story to raise my spirit..
but I've now got another link refreshing: https://tickets.tate.org.uk/performancelist.asp?ShowID=4864
found the link! no luck yet but still
anyone going MM / TEE and could one or two extras I can bank transfer this instant ^_^
So you've not missed much
love to join the queue...if it wasn't engaged...
have spent I'm guessing $100+ in dialling fees, my balance has run out. it's pushing 4am in NC and my penultimate night of college as well
butthe last time i saw them (in the manchester velodrome in 3d) was actually better than the time previously - the brixton double header in what, 2003 was it?
or if not just a triple tone & no not recognised
just recently had a differnt thing but it was a bt anniouncement telling me the exchange was busy
what a shit day. this, ravi shankar, people making shit jokes about national soundcheck day. OH VERY FUNNY.....NOT NOW GO AWAY KNOB
so very bitter.
and no way am i trivialising ravi shankar's death. RIP
Have to go to a work meeting / conference thing soon. Gah!
It's not like they were ever a band made up of distinct characters, like a Jagger/Richards/Wood/Watts kind of thing. I've always thought of Kraftwerk as a single entity, an institution regardless of who happens to be a member at any particular time. A bit like Sugababes.
Tickets for Autobahn! Apparently all shows still on sale (as of 8.56am). So still worth hitting the phone.
to come to work. Pissflaps :(
doesn't that suggest it wasn't set to GMT / didn't take into account DST?
Interesting comments - https://www.facebook.com/tategallery
What a waste of time.
and i got 2 finally. there are tickets people persevere if u really wanna go
a ^this question
19 mins and counting
is what i meant to type
FOUR TICKETS TO TRANS EUROPA EXPRESS IT IS
Got 4 tickets for Trans Europe Express on the 8888 number. Only Man machine is sold out. DONT GIVE UP!
I saw someone on twitter say that they'd emailed the members office saying they couldn't get through with their member number and they got a call back 20 mins later and got tickets. I just tried this and it worked too. There was no Tate member pre-sale. Non-transferable so you need to be going with a member but it might be a way in if you know one
been on hold for about 20 minutes. my neck hurts from wedging the phone between head and shoulder while I work.
only 30 seconds left then...
about paying 60 quid, which does seem exorbitant (though I happily paid it a whole 8 years ago to see Tom Waits at the Apollo), the fucking Vaccines are playing here in Bangkok next month, and tickets are nearly 50 quid. Yes, that's 50 quid. The Vaccines. 50 quid.
if the line doesnt connect, will it still go on the outgoing calls log?
...I've dialed both numbers a combined total of 300+ times!
5 calls a minute for 5.5 hours from two seperate phones = 3000+ calls!
I got tickets for Radioactivty, which was the one i wanted! Hoorah!
Anyone still trying....just hang in there!
I've been told that TEE and Man Machine are both sold out. Those are the ones I really wanted to go to.
I've priced their gigs and Dusseldorf. I'd be coming down from Glasgow for the Tate gigs, so the German gigs might even work out cheaper.
back to the phones
Fuck this fucking bunch of amateurs.
Was on hold for 50 minutes. I'm at work, couldn't stay by my desk any longer. Waste of time.
2 tickets for tour de france required if anyone gets through and is feeling generous x
Gave up at 7.35. Knew this would happen.
I bet this gig is full of people chatting the whole way through.
Quite a queue snaking around the Turbine Hall but nothing too heavy. If I was an uber fan I'd have got in there but I'm not, so I stood and watched people wandering back up the Turbine slope excitedly saying "I've got a Computer World ticket" into their mobiles. These gigs will be pretty special in that space.
a) stupidly overpriced
b) It's only one member of the band left, so hard to see it as being Kraftwerk exactly...
b) who gives a shit, its not like Florian or Karl had massive stage presence is it?
...apart from the fact that the Tate said no 'in person' sales would be made. Bunch of fucking amateurs making it up as they go along.
I'm assuming the queue also contained people wanting to buy tickets for a current exhibition as well but there were a high number of beards and anoraks on show which made me think "Kraftwerk queue". Quite full with chaps rather than ladies and families.
a) compared to other gigs, definately not overpriced. Expensive, but not overpriced.
b) RALF IS DA FUCKING MAN.
Getting uncomfortable memories of Bloc as far as 2012 fiascos go. Pretty disappointed.
That was part of the problem.
All tickets for Kraftwerk at Tate Modern have now sold out.
We experienced a phenomenal demand as soon as ticket sales went live and we are sorry if you've not been successful in getting tickets.
To purchase tickets for other Tate exhibitions and events, please call 020 7887 8888 between 9.45 and 18.00.
and the people organising it KNOW there's going to be a shitload of demand and they even SAY they KNOW there's going to be a shitload of demand, the server falls apart and everything seizes up? I think rule of thumb should be, however much demand you're expecting, prepare for at least double.
In this day and age they should have systems that can scale up and meet exceptionally high demand. "Oh, we've got 1,000,000 people requesting access to this system, 5 minutes ago it was 10 people, let's spin up 10 more application servers to cope with the demand."
In today's world of cloud computing this isn't difficult, and should happen automatically if you're clever enough to have designed a system that way.
Basically they never prepared for this, or didn't think it was worth investing the time, effort and cash into building a system for this, admittedly, one-off freak event.
which he probably thinks is a smart answer but really he's damning himself because, you know, perhaps you should LEARN from other sites crashing because of demand.
related by incredibly poor organisational skills
who should have the decency to admit that Tate completely failed on this. All tickets should have been sold electronically in ten minutes, as would have happened if a proper ticket agency did it.
alas, all tickets sold out...
now the problem is that many won't be looking on the website anymore, which is where it says it's sold out. So they're going to be getting loads of calls still.
cash to join as a member though.
record collection stretching back 25 years that my wife is constantly trying to get rid of I'm quite choosey about what I spend money on these days. I did quite enjoy that Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters release though and Michael Mayers album the name of which escapes me.
Really made it for me,
This is experienced trolling
or at least was for a few years. They released an album together..
So, after the Tate fiasco, it's all coming up Millhouse.
They released some tickets they had held back for the Dusseldorf shows at 10am this morning.
We got tickets to go see TEE over there.
Pretty excited. We are going to make a wee trip to Berlin while we are over there too.
Heading there from Glasgow will probably be as cheap as heading down to London for half a week. The price of accommodation alone in London is ridiculous!
complaining about booking fees.