Re: **Exclusive** Classic Rock Magazine No. 167
I think it's fair to say Rocket, that JamesDenny50's comment is probably borne out of the same frustration that many of us felt when the £1500 VIP ticket went on sale - Potentially locking out all the best seats. It would appear that the "offer" of all the "bolt ons" was not sufficient for it to be taken up in sufficient numbers to fill the Borderline, which is why the tickets for that venue are now being offered at £500 and blocks of seats are being sold at the other venues. It is indeed unfortunate that many big Joe fans were "turned off" by the original expensive offer and still see £500 as being well over the top. As far as Roy's comments in Classic Rock, he is entitled to say what he likes I suppose and it's my guess he has taken some stick for it. Roy "manages" the operation as far as I know, allowing Joe to concentrate on the actual shows and the music. I am not alone here in believing that Joe deserves every plaudit and dollar that he earns, jeez, he has toiled a long and hard road to get to where he is now. My own feeling is that J&R missed a great opportunity to say a big "thank you" to the fans, by zeroing in on the Borderline gig as a true fan show, with the limited number of tickets drawn out of some form of lottery organised on this forum. If fans were travelling in from afar, the chance of a ticket would be enough motivation to get them to buy tickets to the other shows. The Borderline gig will still be some show - just imagine it with a crowd made up from all this lot on here! Just my three penneth - I'm unlucky with Lotteries, so I'll just make do with seeing you all at the RAH - Thanks to Wooders!
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