Sting fans “stung” for full price tickets in Las Palmas

People who tried to buy tickets for July’s Sting concert in Las Palmas are calling for a full investigation into the problems that arose within minutes of the prized tickets being put up for sale.

The media in Gran Canaria have reported extensively on the chaos that resulted in many fans having to buy top-end tickets at around €170, which included a souvenir pen and programme, because they were told that the €40 ones had sold out. Less than two hours later, however, a large batch of the cheaper tickets became available again, prompting allegations of a deliberate tactic to pull in the revenue from the VIP tickets as early as possible.  Disappointed fans also want to know how, if the organisers announced the sale would begin at 10am, many people were already posting comments on social networking sites to say they had bought theirs before that time.
Most of the criticism has been aimed at the organizers and the external company that arranges on-line and telephone sales for major events in Spain, including the Sting concert.



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