Carl Barron sells out in record time, could be a second show
THE announcement of comedian Carl Barron's show at Grafton's Saraton Theatre has smashed the venue's ticket sale record time-wise selling out in an hour and half.
Manager of the theatre Michelle Gilbert said they hadn't even put up the official page announcing the gig on the website and the tickets started to disappear.
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"Some tech savvy person noticed we had put the session time in last night and found the ticket link that way and then started spreading the news on Facebook," she said.
A buying frenzy ensued with almost all of the 900 seats snapped up that night.
Keen fans who were lined up at the theatre before it opened at 8.30 on Wednesday morning were only able to secure the few remaining single seats.
Ms Gilbert said it was very likely there would be a second show on the Sunday (August 9) once negotiations with management are completed but said she already had a waiting list as "long as my leg."
While the excitement generated by having Carl Barron perform at the Saraton is great news, Ms Gilbert said the abuse her staff has been copping was not.
"We have been inundated with inquiries and doing the best we can but the general rudeness of some people doesn't help," she said.
Ms Gilbert encourages anyone who has pre-purchased tickets to come in and pick them as soon as possible and bring their booking number with them.
"There won't be any refunds or switching days if the second show happens."
Stay tuned for confirmation.