It’s a sell-out!
Music fanatics snapped up 2,000 tickets for Gary Barlow’s January gig at the Futurist Theatre in a matter of minutes.
And a dedicated group of die hard fans of the Take That frontman braved the cold to ensure they were first in line when tickets went on sale at the box-office at 9.30am.
And leading the line were friends Meral Dawe and Alison Wiles. The pair arrived at 8.30pm last night to guarantee their seat.
They even received a supportive tweet from the X-Factor judge himself after they told him about their dedication, and 34-year-old Meral said; “I watched him when he visited Scarborough with Take That when they first started out. With only 600 tickets on sale down here, I really wanted to be here first.”
The pair were visibly elated when they picked up their tickets, and others were just as lucky.
Thoughtful Stephen Winspear was one of the first through the door to pick up tickets - even though he has no plans to go himself.
“I’ve come down early to buy them for my wife and her friend, so I’ll be in the good books for a while!’ Said the 37-year-old.
However, many missed out, including fan Chris Hawley, who feels more tickets should have been made available to those who braved the cold.
He said: “Having stood for 90 minutes and just missed out on tickets, I would just say that the queuing public should have had first option with any remaining tickets released to (online ticket outlet) Ticketmaster.
“There were many locals left disappointed.”
Others took to Twitter to vent their frustration at missing out. Alison Mitchell, from Filey, tweeted: “Spent the morning queuing for (a) ticket for my son.
“He will be gutted - sold out.”
The tickets, which were priced between £35 and £55, are now being sold on the internet for nearly five times their face value.
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