Band to play in South Africa

A local events company yesterday announced that they had booked a band to come and play some concerts in South Africa early next year. The announcement, which was widely expected and had already been leaked last week, prompted a mixed reaction from twitter users across the country.

Some people immediately rubbished the announcement, saying that the band had not released anything worth listening to for many years. They informed their followers in no uncertain terms that they would not be attending the concerts, although they omitted to tell us what they would be doing instead on each of the evenings in question.

Others were obviously excited by the news, stating that they would certainly be trying to get tickets for the concerts and that they couldn’t wait for the date of the concert to arrive. While only a small percentage of these individuals rated the band’s latest offerings particularly highly, they expressed the hope that some of the band’s bigger hits from earlier on in their career would also be featured on the concert playlist. Additionally, some of this group managed to get tickets through the pre-sale function on the band’s website, which annoyed those who didn’t manage to do so.

Finally, there was a third group who expressed relatively little emotion over the announcement. From this, it could be deduced that they were probably not huge fans of the band in question, but also that they understood that other people probably have different musical tastes to them and that they respected this fact, not feeling the need to mock or belittle those individuals who do actually enjoy the music of the band in question.

All the groups did, however, agree that the ticketing process would probably not go particularly smoothly.

Facebook is expected to hear about the concert later today or early tomorrow morning.

11 thoughts on “Band to play in South Africa

  1. Oddly enough there was a link on Facebook which you could use to buy tickets freely yesterday evening.
    This appeared to be outside of the pre-sales release as all ticket categories were available and the ticket dispensing site was highly available.

  2. Mike > Damn. You’re right. And it was that other band, as well.

    Refelx > Loopholes, Schmoopholes. I haz my ticketz.

  3. I haz my tickets too.
    Seated section next to the stage (getting to the stage where the crowd can be a bit annoying and standing for ages on end is no longer my idea of fun).

  4. Waste of money. SA will be in a state of ruin by February next year. International acts will not come to a nation wracked by riots, strife & civil war.

  5. anib > There is always a third group. You just don’t hear from them. Which is nice.

    Reflex > After my Coldplay experience, I have to get in there and get tired and dirty.

    Pockmarks > Hey. Look on the bright side, you could get hit by a bus (whose driver has been stoned) tomorrow!

  6. 6000 > No. It’s getting worse. The wrongness is everywhere now. It’s in the kitchen when I stagger in to make coffee in the morning. It’s in the boardroom as the boss points to the excel spreadsheet. It’s in the pub, at the bottom of me beer, as I try to drown my sorrows at the end of another long, wrong day.

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