Having queued for dayseats for various plays many times, I've never been aware of touts in the queue. The photo ID suggestion would work well. In some music venues you collect tickets at doors opening and must go straight through from there, though that wouldn't work so well in a theatre.
I almost got into a fight with a tout in a queue for day tickets for a Radiohead gig ten years ago. He was suddenly there just behind me, seemingly out of nowhere - classic tout - greasy hair, bad skin, grubby windcheater, truculent attitude. Of course, the people behind him didn't say anything about him pushing in - we really need to assert oursleves in this country, I keep thinking this in the Badly Behaved Audiences thread - so it was left to me to invite him to reconsider pushing in to the queue, and he retorted with his objections to my idea. The exchange of views got heated, someone else meanwhile introduced a police officer into the debate, and the whole matter concluded.
Obviously in this case (getting back to The Audience) they hadn't pushed in and had been queueing 'legitimately' as it were, but I think the photo ID solution would be pretty straightforward to implement.
Avfan, on 02 April 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:
Someone had mentioned that Day seats were now second price seats, they're not. They are still on the front row and there are 16 in total.
Ah - interesting. I'd written this one off on the basis of the supposed "day seats are second price and random" thing. But if they are still front row, I'll go. Sounds like a 5am jobbie to me.
Turn up the signal... wipe out the noise