Well, it seems that the remaining tickets to the New York, Toronto and Chicago shows sold out in record time.
From your comments, it seems that many of you were left disappointed, not least to see many of these tickets being sold on eBay moments later.
For what it’s worth, we share your irritation. We are annoyed by the fact that this is allowed to happen, and your views on this issue are important to us.
It is doubtful that eBay could be forced to alter their policies on the sale of tickets unless there was a great enough response to it. In the case of London’s Live 8 concert of July 2005, these tickets had been won through a text contest and so, technically, were free.
The uproar was that, as Sir Bob Geldof put it, "The weakest people on our planet" were being exploited, as the show was, of course, designed to raise awareness of global issues and to put pressure on the G8 leaders to do something to help the world’s poorest nations.
We still feel that selling any tickets on eBay to make personal profit is, as Sir Bob put it, "sick profiteering" and we encourage you to have your say. Judging by those of you who have passed comment on eBay so far, it seems that you despise the idea of anyone making money off the back of David’s popularity and the desperation of his fans – who have been unable to acquire tickets by regular means – to see him in concert.
What’s left of the Oakland and Los Angeles tickets will be going on sale shortly (the Oakland box office opens at 10AM and the Los Angeles box office at 12 Noon). Good luck. Let us know what it’s like trying to snap up the remaining tickets. We hope you will be successful.
Meanwhile, here is the next section of the ‘Five favourites’ results chart:
042. Yet Another Movie
043. Love On The Air *
043. Pigs *
043. Young Lust *
046. Astronomy Domine *
046. Let’s Get Metaphysical *
048. Raise My Rent
049. All Lovers Are Deranged *
049. Blue Light *
049. Cruise *
049. I Can’t Breathe Anymore *
049. Mudmen *
049. One Slip *
056. A Saucerful of Secrets *
056. You Know I’m Right *
059. Burning Bridges *
059. Careful With That Axe, Eugene *
* Equal number of votes polled. Alphabetical order, not preference, dictates a song’s order in the chart.
Please note that, for obvious reasons, we cannot include new votes in this chart. The results have now been counted and, short of completely altering the chart every other day and posting it in its entirety, we cannot include your latest suggestions.
Yet still feel free to have your say in the ‘Five favourites’ blog (29 December). There has been great debate over this and we hope that similar polls can generate such a positive response.
Thanks again to everyone for chipping in and helping to create a really interesting list of songs.