Christ it really isn't surprising that the state of the music industry relies so heavily on things like MySpace and downloads these days.
Today I TRIED to order a ticket to go and see a band live.
It happened to be The Organ
I tired to order online through See Tickets but they refused my debit card, repeatedly telling me that the security code was wrong (which it was not, you calling me a liar you bunch of ****??!).
So I gave up and tried to order through the venue direct.
And was put on hold until my mobile credit ran out.
Then I tried Ticketweb but they didn't list the event I wanted to go see, which is a shame because I've used Ticketweb a few times and they've always been very good.
But no, that was not to be.
So I tried Ticketmaster online - but they kept putting time limits on filling in forms, which meant I was constantly being put back to the beginning - arrrghh!!!
Plus Ticketmaster want you to agree to let them spam you - their terms and conditions don't actually let you opt out of them passing on your details, which is just shit.
And SO shouldn't be allowed.
I couldn't just order a ticket - I had to sign up to their bollocks mailing list spams and 'register' with them.
ALL I BLOODY WANT IS ONE TICKET TO SEE A BAND LIVE!!!
I'm TRYING to support an artist here, people!!
What a load of old annoying cuntymints.
So I try ringing Ticketmaster, hoping that if I ring them they won't email me daily with a load of crud about Robbie'fuckingcunt'Williams and all the other shit I hate.
But they won't let you, and then I got trapped into an inescapable list of their terms and conditions - the only way out was to listen to the reams of t&c until the end or hang up.
So I hung up.
Eventually I gave up.
I decided I'd just sit on hold to the actual venue for a few hours, so I topped up the mobile phone and just hoped the battery would stick it out.
A nice lady answered after a few minutes.
I almost sobbed in glee.
I didn't care about the postage and booking fee (why why why can't you just turn up and see a show, eh?) by this point.
But I did only book one ticket.
I'll go alone.
I'll be a billynomates.
Really, I don't care. Just give me the ticket.
The nice lady said she went to see The Organ last night and she 'loved The Organ'.
It didn't occur to me this could be a chat up line.
Maybe it's a good thing I only booked one ticket...
Anyway, so result.
Card finally went through - seemingly I was to 'blame Leeds and Reading' as the festival tickets went on sale today, hence why I was having trouble getting through.
Is it any wonder people just download songs off the internet?
Is it surprising sales of singles have died when no one can get to a bloody concert?
Music industry, hang your heads in shame!