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#191 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

Rhyme with "out"- they're very naughty (smelly) horrible people who make lots of money by selling tickets to unknowing members of the public, often tourists who think they're getting a good deal.

There were a group of touts outside Mormon on Saturday, trying to buy up tickets from people which they would then -presumably- sell on at great profit.  With regards to the BoM lottery, are you given the tickets there an then, or do you have to collect them just before curtain up? Because that's another tout magnet.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

View PostCat6, on 03 April 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

Also, what does "tout" mean, and is it "toot" or tout to rhyme with "out"?

Essentially, tout (UK) = scalper (US).

I'd add to Pharaoh's definition by saying that I don't distinguish between the street touts and people who buy hot tickets solely to ebay them at inflated prices. Similarly, Seatwave, Get Me In etc are just corporate touts.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:00 PM

View PostCat6, on 03 April 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

How much do the touts get paid for doing their dirty work?

Also, what does "tout" mean, and is it "toot" or tout to rhyme with "out"?

As in Lout.

Happily I have my ticket for the cinema showing of this - there's just something wrong when normal folk can't get in without paying ludicrously large sums - and the local Vue has  comfier seats and better ice cream....

#194 peggs

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

Have similarly opted for cinema viewing of this, not the same and I know i'll sit and think would be much better there but it's a whole lot cheaper plus rather an easier trip home.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

The cinema showing should be good. I only went to one such event, but I liked it mainly because the camera was allowed to move in on the singers (it was an opera) or frame the part of the stage where the action was taking place. I would not like it if the camera were static and showing the full stage the entire time. I also liked knowing that the action was taking place in real time. That it was remote, and yet I could see it hundreds of miles away was cool :-)

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:43 PM

I think it will work really well in the cinema, as for the show I can't help but think that this Event Theatre. But then so is Peter & Alice

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

View PostCAA, on 10 April 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

I think it will work really well in the cinema, as for the show I can't help but think that this Event Theatre. But then so is Peter & Alice

But we want EVENT, no? :-)

#198 *Michael*

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:48 AM

Anyone have any more experiences of day seating for this?  Trying to work out what time I'd need to get there...

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Apparently the first people are arriving at around 5:30am at the moment.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

I remember the second time I dayseated Hairspray there was a tout in the queue who rather foolishly admitted it in conversation with me and my friend, who were behind him. I say foolishly, because the person in front of him in the queue told the Box Office staff, and they refused to sell him tickets!

He was fuming, but obviously couldn't do anything.




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