Happily Ever After

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A Gig Worth The Wait

by Russell Turner - 17:37 on 26 April 2016

It's a while since I've been at a gig as a punter, because I prefer to do rather than watch, and it's even longer since I've waited for a box office to open then spent half an hour hitting the phone's redial button because everyone is clamouring for tickets. But that's what I did this morning, alongside clicking the refresh button on the Glasgow Pavilion's website.

The website won.

Even then it was a scramble. Supposedly unallocated seats near the front of the stage had been swiped milliseconds before by other eager fans, leaving me to click further and further away until I found two seats halfway back in the stalls, handy for the centre aisle. That left a diminishing amount of time (with a clock counting down to add to the pressure) to register myself and my details on the Pavilion site and claim my hard-fought-for tickets.

All ended well. Twenty-five minutes after the box office opened, at 10am, I'd secured two tickets for the gig I'd wanted to see for years but never thought I'd have the opportunity. Fortunately, Matchgirl's keen too.

So what's the gig? Rick Wakeman playing King Arthur? Abba reunited? A Stone Roses and Killers double-bill? None of the above.

On Monday, June 13, we'll be in the audience to see I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue being recorded. Woo hoo!

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