Anyone who was waiting up till midnight on Tuesday night to snap up tickets for the Sydney Big Day Out would know that Ticketmaster made a massive mistake. Tickets went on sale at 9pm via Ticketmaster when they were due to go on sale at 9am the following morning. 50,000 tickets were available and were all sold out by around 10.30pm when Ticketmaster realised what had happened.
By the time 9am Wednesday morning rolled around and the tickets went 'on sale', there were no tickets to actually go 'on sale'.
Tickets were also available via the Big Day Out website at midnight. So many people missed out then too because of slow internet and the demand on the BDO website caused it to run super slow. (Obligatory gloat: I got tickets with no problems, so I am ecstatic.)
The organisers have announced a second Sydney BDO event to compensate for the technical glitch. I think this is the stupidest idea ever. Firstly, everyone will have half their friends at one show and half at the other. Secondly, there's no way that they'll sell out two BDO's in one city. Thirdly, all the bands/singers/DJs will be so screwed from the first day, the second day they'll just be out of it.
Agree/Disagree? What do you guys think and did you get tickets?