IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED (01/03/06)
The following will each receive a pair of tickets to see David on Tuesday night at the Mermaid Theatre in Blackfriars, London:
Ray Aird, Richard Allen, Carlos Arias, William Armstrong, Chris Bacon, Dave Beaman, Nick Bowker, Carolyn and David Briggs, Tom Byars, Vince Cater, Helen and Paul Chatfield, Julian Collins, Karen Dale, Jonathan Dancey, Martin Davenport, Dominic de Vere, Liam Downey, Stephen Dutton, Nick Fine, Kieran Fleck, Andrew Gall, Gavin Gardiner, David Gaylor, David Gray, Alex Guildford, David Haddock, both James Hamiltons (!), Stephen Harcourt, Jacob Harders, Gary Hembling, Mike Holifield, Paul Hunt, Gary and Melissa Hurley, Titus Jennings, Paul Johnson, Adam Kahan, Adrian Kavanagh, David Kenyon, Dave Keyte, Jeremy King, Baptiste Lelong, Keith Lester, John Mann, Derwin McFarland, Gary McGann, Lewis McInnes, Neil McOnie, Jack Nicholson, Nick Page, Mike Parker, Ian Pearson, Matt Pearson, Linsey Pithers, Kevan Porter, Neil Pudney, Damian Radcliff, Mark Reed, Mark Richards, Jack Rodgers, Chris Royle, Adrian Saunders, Martin Sharkey, Andy Shaw, Matty Shaw, Robert Simmons, Lyndsey Sinclair, John Slinn, Don Thompson, Malcolm Veal, Royston Vince, Tom Weiss, Mark Wellington, Emma Wheeler, Ken Wherrell and Kevin Wright.
If you said that you’ll take your Dad or your daughter, then please make sure that you do!
Commiserations to anyone not listed. A lot of consideration has gone into deciding the competition winners, and although blog regulars were given priority, if you have already made it clear that you shall be attending several shows, then it seems fairer to allow those who were not so lucky in obtaining tickets the opportunity to see David on this occasion.
Any entries submitted after midnight last night did not count. Sorry, but there have to be some rules and that was the cut-off point. It didn’t stop more than 50 hopeful entries coming in today, though…
Confirmation e-mails will follow tomorrow, but all the details you need to know are included below.
Congratulations once again.
We’ve got a real treat for our most loyal UK bloggers.
Thought you’d missed out on the chance to attend the Mermaid Theatre gig on 7 March? Well, have no fear, you will be going to the ball! Well, maybe.
We’ve got some tickets to give away. All you need to do is turn up.
First of all, we’ve got BBC Radio 2’s list of winners. We’ll post them here, so winners will not be allowed to enter our competition. (If you try, we will catch you!)
So, if you can get to the Mermaid Theatre in Blackfriars in London on Tuesday 7 March, let us know. We’ve already got a shortlist of people we’d like to contact first with the offer of two tickets (based on their loyalty to the site since Day One), but we won’t contact anyone unless they enter. You need to be in it to win it, as they say. So, please let us know that you’re interested and you might just get an e-mail from us tomorrow.
If you don’t get an e-mail, please don’t write to ask us why not!
The gig will be at the following address, so please check out travel arrangements and accommodation first. Tickets are non refundable and we want everyone who has a ticket to attend. There will be a crowd of just 600, so please only express your interest if you are sure that you can attend.
Mermaid Theatre, Puddledock, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 3DB
As we anticipate a load of newcomers who will be posting here for the first time ever, just to get a chance to blag some free tickets (the scoundrels), then you lot will have to work especially hard to prove your worth to our little community before we hand over anything. Blog regulars get priority and, when our allocation of tickets has gone, the competition ends.
We’re not posing a question that anyone could find the answer to with a little help from any old internet search engine. You need to write, using exactly 30 words, just why we should give you a ticket. If we like your answer, then you’ve got yourself a pair of tickets.
Any tickets found shamelessly whored on eBay will immediately be invalidated, so do not bother bidding on any such auctions. As has been the case with the Royal Albert Hall tickets, we know which ticket has been given to whom, and we will be keeping an eye on eBay to make sure that no one tries to cash in on this offer.
Furthermore, both ticket holders will need to show photographic ID and evidence of name/address, all of which will be checked at the door and must match what we already know, so these tickets simply cannot be resold.
So get writing, remembering to include a cheery "Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!" (very important, that) before setting out your grounds for inclusion, and you will be considered.
Please include your full postal address, too. Don’t worry, this will only be visible to us for cross-referencing purposes, and will not be made public in any way. If we do not have your address, you will not be allowed into the theatre. Simple.
So get your thinking caps on. The more imaginative your reasons, the better.
Be quick and good luck!
We apologise that this competition is open to UK residents only. These are BBC terms, which we abide by. The same terms and conditions as the BBC’s contest will apply. My decision is final. One entry per person only.
By the way, we are logging your IP addresses, so try as you might, you won’t fool us!