Originally Posted by politik*;2374857
Did anybody here go to the Koko gig the day X&Y was released? I thought that was a much fairer way of doing it as you had to show more commitment than just sending a bloody email and hoping. I took the day off work and was in the queue from 5am, people couldn't sell there tickets either as they attached the festival style wristbands. £20 to see them in there was amazing...
I was there.
I live just outside london and jumped on the first train into Euston. Walked down to the Koko and joined the queue just before 5am - on my own. Think if i remember rightly I was about the 140th person in line (they gave you a little ticket).
Indeed, £20 to see the show, gave you a wrist band and a ticket so you couldnt flog the ticket on as you needed both to get in.
Amazing gig, 1,000 people in a small venue, one of my most memorable gigs.
A great way of doing it, but not fair on those who live miles away.