Glastonbury tickets

Discussion in 'festivals' started by c8600, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. c8600

    c8600 Active Member

    All my mates have their tickets. I was to skint to get them when they where on sale and now that they have all sold out I could just about get a couple (me + the lady).
    I know people sell their tickets to people who look similar and this is obviously thwart with potential put falls, but has anyone managed to get away with it? Perhaps its quite common, without knowing anyone who has its difficult to know. I went last year and I don't remember them checking my ticket all that scrupulously. I don't know, maybe they did. Iv slept since like.

    DESPERATE to go now i probably cant.


    (edited) just to add, other than the problem of potentialy loosing out on whatever cash I paid for the tickets (if we where unable to get in with them), Im not exactly local either up here in the NW. Long way to drive to have your hopes dashed by some jobs worth security kid in a second!!
  2. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    i don't have a ticket, but i do have an infinite amount of ire for those use misuse apostrophes

  3. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    over the fence with yers,
    there's got to be a way ;)
  4. c8600

    c8600 Active Member

    Edited that coz I didnt see the smiley.

  5. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Back in the glory days of 1999 and 2000 (etc.) maybe!! :rolleyes:

    John, check recent posts on the main Glasto 2009 thread here, paolo999 knows stuff ...

    Good luck and that :)
  6. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    I wouldn't really recommend it as it is a risk, but a mate of mine got in this way in 2007. I got the ticket for him from a friend of a friend and when I got hold of it the photo on it looked nothing like him (The guy in the photo had dark hair and my mate is bald...doh!) My mate tried to get in with it anyway; he donned a hat and walked straight through without them checking it properly. It's probably down to the luck of the draw who you get checking tickets and how busy it is etc.

    If I were you I would try to get a legit ticket before thinking about this type of thing. Keep ringing up seetickets, I managed to get a ticket from them in June one year.

    Good luck.
  7. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    I hear they are making the picture bigger this year so it might be more of a problem.

    There is more staff and security at the entrances than there is anywhere else so if they don't let you in your not getting in and your not getting your money or your ticket back.
  8. bmd

    bmd you left me standing here

    My mate and his missus were having a major family crisis at the time the tickets went on sale and missed getting them. So my mate wrote to Michael Eavis about it and he wrote back to say they'd sorted them four tickets out!

    Yes, really.
  9. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    But none it would seem for those who abuse the accepted etiquette on capital letters and full stops.
  10. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Aww, that's really nice. :cool:
  11. r0cky

    r0cky Well-Known Member

    Heard over the radio last year that a guy got through one of the pedestrian gates without a ticket. He just sprinted past all the security and vaulted the gate, disappeared off into the site!

    I suspect he was very lucky though.
  12. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Absolutely, stories like that get around because they're so ultra rare nowadays ...
  13. hammerntongues

    hammerntongues Well-Known Member

    You certainly need a ticket to get in the first time but twice in the last few years I have had to leave on the Sunday morning and manged to slip the wristband over my hand and leave it with a friend who used it to get in for the last day without the paperwork , I guess by the 4th day they must be fed up with checking everyone.
  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Ive got a freind who always manages to get in as under 12 by paying someone to pretend to be his guardian...... (he's 24 and mocks up a birth certificate)
  15. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    Dunno how, would have to be a good hurdler to do the fence without breaking stride and quick to boot.

    Not impossible, but very hard. There are loads of security there.
  16. r0cky

    r0cky Well-Known Member

    The low fence, where the gate is, that is opened for people with trolleys/wheelchairs etc. that won't go through the turnstyles.

    I have no reason to disbelieve the information given out by control to all, over the walkies.
  17. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    I've no doubt it happened, by someone very fast and light footed. Got to do it so fast that it catches everyone off guard and be fast enough to get to a crowd. Prolly gate C with the hill for a speed boost.

    Got to have mates in there or buy your tent, can't see you doing that with all your stuff.
  18. r0cky

    r0cky Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was thinking Gate C as well, it's been too long for me to remember if they referred to the gate over the radio or not! :)

    They did say that it happened so fast, before anyone realised what had happened. Security gave chase, but he'd disappeared off into the site.
  19. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

  20. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl ........

    by the looks of that you need a registration no.

    is it too late to get those now? we've just found out that my daughter's gcse's finish the monday before glastonbury, and I'd love to get her and dodgepot tickets. I'm suspecting it's a very long shot, but it's worth a go!
  21. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Unless they don't sell out I doubt they'll re-open registration. What a shame. :(
  22. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  23. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl ........

    cheers wiskers :)

    foiled by not having one single picture of her that meets the requirements for registration :D I'll nab her when she gets home!
  24. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

  25. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl ........

    I've just realised I'll have to be sensible if she comes with me :mad:
  26. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

  27. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    You really shouldn't speak about Dodgepot like that you know.

    Still it'd be grand if the whole Tankpot clan could attend. It's going to be a fine and sunny one this year for sure.
  28. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl ........

    or let her see what her mother's really like :D
  29. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    This is the more sensible (and likely) option. :D
  30. Funky_ken

    Funky_ken Amazingstoke

    Thanks Tort - now some good friends of mine who missed out were able to get tickets on Friday because you :)

    We have been with them '93, '95, '00, '03, '04, '08 and now again this year and it wouldn't have been the same with out them.

    Cheers :cool:

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