Saturday, May 24, 2014

One Direction VIP Concert Tickets Sold Out Before 3PM in SM MOA

May 24, 2014

We were in SM's Mall of Asia this afternoon hoping to buy a 1D Concert Ticket for one of my sister's nieces. At 1 p.m., this was what greeted us.
A very, very long line of ticket buyers that approximately spans SM MOA Arena's perimeter four times over.
How long have some of the patrons been there? A group of teenagers we asked told us that they'd been there since 7 a.m. (and yet they weren't even close to ticketing office!)

Close-up of what's going on in the line. There wasn't any movement for awhile, apparently due to the ticket sellers taking a lunch break.
That's crazy, I know! But unbelievable as it may seem, while we were eating at Sbarro, my sister was able to catch a glimpse of the ticket prices. Guess how much!

More avid 1D fans camped out, sitting on newspapers, and finding means to keep themselves preoccupied in the blazing heat of the sun.
14,000+ ?!? To be more precise, the Diamond ticket cost a whopping 14,800 pesos. This was nowhere near the VIP that amounted to 17,950 pesos. 

SM MOA Arena today, May 24, 2014
When is One Direction's concert in the Philippines?

March 21, 2015!!!

Hopefully, 1D's management will decide to give the horde of devastated One Directioners a second-day concert (based on tonight's news in ABS-CBN's Bandila).

Obviously, a one-day sale on the One D concert tickets wasn't enough. A one-day performance of One Direction isn't enough either.

Ticketing Prices were as follows:

*Bronze (standing) -- P1150
*Silver (standing) -- P2200
*Gold (free seating) -- P3775
*Titanium (free seating) -- P7450
*Diamond (reserved seating) -- P14800
*VIP (reserved seating) -- P17950

How does that song go again? Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy 'till we see the sun...

Fortunately, my sister's niece was able to procure a ticket in SM City Iloilo because they distributed the One Direction concert tickets to other SMs. That's so 1D fans in the provinces could get an opportunity to buy one.
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