"His hands are tied" ....and other such avoidances

Corrissey

lovable loser
Actually, when I bought tickets to see Morrissey last year, I thought that they were very reasonably priced, considering what I got--close seats at small venues (the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan and the Star Plaza in Merrillville, respectively). The sound at the Genesee and the view at the Star Plaza simply could not be beat. I got much more than my money's worth.

Think of all of the musical acts out there that charge out the wazoo for nosebleed seats at huge venues like the United Center (which is, for those not familiar with the Chicago area, where the Bulls play basketball). Also think of all of the acts that charge out the wazoo for small, intimate gigs like the ones Morrissey regularly plays.

And, unfortunately, for some acts, like Pearl Jam, the fan club system works, oftentimes, it fails miserably. Remember not too long ago, with the Hannah Montana fan club debacle? Soccer moms were practically out rioting in the streets over that one.

Perhaps I saw you in Waukegan and Merrillville? :) The Genessee Theater had such a leapable stage...more like a walk-onto stage...I'm still kicking myself for not making the attempt! :mad: My track record shows I prefer a challange. :rolleyes: :D It's a decent place, too bad it's in the middle of nowheresland and too far (for me :p) to drive. If Moz ever played the United Center (as if), I would boycott!! ah who am I kidding, I'd be there. :)
 

Disappointed

With Everything
Perhaps I saw you in Waukegan and Merrillville? :) The Genessee Theater had such a leapable stage...more like a walk-onto stage...I'm still kicking myself for not making the attempt! :mad: My track record shows I prefer a challange. :rolleyes: :D It's a decent place, too bad it's in the middle of nowheresland and too far (for me :p) to drive. If Moz ever played the United Center (as if), I would boycott!! ah who am I kidding, I'd be there. :)

You may have seen me, and not realized it. :D I do remember hearing you at the Star Plaza...Morrissey asking you what "Frinky" means! As soon as I heard that, I said to myself, "That must be someone from Solo!" And I felt a rush of pride.

I considered joining the group that met for food/drinks before the show in Waukegan, but was too shy. :o
 

PregnantForTheLastTime

Hideous trait.
You may have seen me, and not realized it. :D I do remember hearing you at the Star Plaza...Morrissey asking you what "Frinky" means! As soon as I heard that, I said to myself, "That must be someone from Solo!" And I felt a rush of pride.

I considered joining the group that met for food/drinks before the show in Waukegan, but was too shy. :o

That group was us, we had a great time. Don't be shy next time, ok?

Where were you standing in Waukegan, and in Merrillville?
 

bored

Lust a prima vista
I don't see how fans selfishly insisting on going to every gig is Morrissey's fault.


I don't see how going to more than one gig is selfish.

What about people that buy season tickets to sports teams? Are they selfish too?

This isn't socialism. If it were, everyone would get one Morrissey ticket and everyone would also get one Brittany Spears ticket and if you didn't use them both you'd lose your ticket privs forever.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
You may have seen me, and not realized it. :D I do remember hearing you at the Star Plaza...Morrissey asking you what "Frinky" means! As soon as I heard that, I said to myself, "That must be someone from Solo!" And I felt a rush of pride.

I considered joining the group that met for food/drinks before the show in Waukegan, but was too shy. :o

I'm honored. :cool: :) Too funny...you heard my 10 seconds of fame. :o:p

Well, I hope to get to meet you this go 'round.
Shyness is nice, but shyness can stop you... you know the rest. Have a glass of liquid courage with us, we won't bite. ;)
 

Emotional Guide Dog

Chairman Of The Bored
I don't see how going to more than one gig is selfish.

What about people that buy season tickets to sports teams? Are they selfish too?

This isn't socialism. If it were, everyone would get one Morrissey ticket and everyone would also get one Brittany Spears ticket and if you didn't use them both you'd lose your ticket privs forever.

Good point, well made. Although there'll always be tickets available for my favourite team cos we're not very good.
 

Disappointed

With Everything
That group was us, we had a great time. Don't be shy next time, ok?

Where were you standing in Waukegan, and in Merrillville?

Hopefully, next time, I will pluck up the courage to meet you fine folk before and/or after the show. :) Hopefully, next time, my boyfriend will be with me, so it'll be a bit easier to meet some new people (well, meet them in the flesh).

In Waukegan, I was on the extreme right-hand side of the auditorium, as you were facing the stage. In Merrillville, I was almost dead-center, in the last row of seats before the "inner circle". At neither show was I really close to the stage, though I was thrilled, in both cases!
 

Disappointed

With Everything
I'm honored. :cool: :) Too funny...you heard my 10 seconds of fame. :o:p

Well, I hope to get to meet you this go 'round.
Shyness is nice, but shyness can stop you... you know the rest. Have a glass of liquid courage with us, we won't bite. ;)

I hope to meet you, too! :)
 

Sore Lips

moz angeles
He announced around 40 dates in the UK in 2006. All announced at the same time. They were still sold out quickly and we still had the problem with touts. I think people just need to face up to the fact that it's nothing specifically to do with Morrissey, all popular acts have the same problem.

Definitely.

We win some and we lose some. Some of us get tickets. Some of us have to pay lots more to get one. I was upset I had to pay tons more for tickets in Manchester. But whatever. I've gotten to go to great Moz shows...Hollywood Bowl, Chicago, all those nights in NYC...anyway...

And as far as Morrissey's singles and songs and compilations. Well, the truth is that you don't really need to buy all that stuff. I realize that a lot of you are completists. I used to be, too. But there are too many things and too little money. I'd rather spend the money on the gigs and perhaps get that rare song or single from here or there, whenever I can.

It's tough not to feel slighted. But I guess I've always been more a 'larger picture' sort of person. The man is 50. Still touring. Still putting out new material. He loves doing this and we should enjoy that.
 

vivabob

Ordinary Boy
@dead end kid-as you got tickets for both nights and friends of yours who are "loyal as you" didn't get any,then be a friend and give them some of yours.i know my friends wouldn't see me sit at home when they had surplus.
i agree with you about ticket distribution on the whole.the internet has killed the the atmosphere in concerts in the last few years.not so long ago when you had to physically go to a shop and get tickets,sometimes that meant staying outside a shop door all night in the freezing rain,thats when you got real fans and real atmosphere at gigs.these days people/touts just sit at home and just snap up tickets with credit card after credit card,leaving dedicated fans with a bad taste in their mouth.

he did , he gave them to me ... i phoned him after i never got them for the 23rd and he gave me his an angel of a chap

@Dead End Kid: I found your opinion very interesting and agree with most parts. Keep on posting!

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I think he will , he provokes a good argument

I did give the tickets to my friends.

yes you did and thank you x

Wow - for the first time I think I like Pearl Jam - what a great way to treat your fans.


too far ... far too far
 

cherrylipstick

Dont need you&never have
Wait, what? Morrissey's on a diet? NOOOOOO, Herculean chest and belly I need you! Eat cake!!!!!!!


well said so I cant help quoting you "herculean chest" hell yes.:p

I think it's never easy to be a fan. It's natural that bands have places they tour more and other places they dont tour so often. It can get frustrating and I can see the point cos I had other bands I dearly love cancel on me for the most ridiculous reasons but that's how it is when you are a fan. And when you dont live in the UK or the US it's even harder depending on where the band is from. I dont like it either that the ticket prices are going up on every tour and the Moz tickets are the most expensive ones I ever bought but it's up to everyone if they want/ can spend their money on this. But there's not so much Morrissey himself can do about it.

Oh wait - he can get every member on Solo a free ticket just because we still love him after all:D? Right?:p
 

lainey

Active Member
U2 in manchester was £70, macca at Anfield £75.....U2 where a rip off, what was I thinking.
macca played for 2 hours with support for the kaiser chiefs, the zutons so he was worth it. morrissey is cheap by comparison.
 

fuckfrankie

New Member
as far as announcing shows late, anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that he'll squeeze in some west coast/Cali shows in Feb?

Jan is too late even for him but album release is Feb 17, first show Feb 28 in Florida...i wouldn't be surprised.
 
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