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.