It was obvious that none of these ticket sellers were simply people who honestly bought a ticket and then ended up not being able to attend. They were all being sold by speculators. Ticket touts. However, things did not go smoothly here either. At this time, I was still in Australia. I tried paying for the tickets with a credit card but it was declined. Again, I bided my time until I arrived in Japan about a week before the concert. I checked the secondary ticketing situation again.
The secondary ticketing company actually has an iPhone app with alerts when new tickets to concerts you are interested in are listed.
Luckily or maybe not so much for my wallet , more tickets appeared at prices I could afford. I was still nervous at this point. Secondary tickets can sometimes be scams.
For the website I was using, the agency kept the money I paid in escrow until I confirmed that I had received the ticket, which made it slightly less risky in my mind. Another worry for me was that the tickets were supposed to bear the names of the buyers, presumably to prevent any on-sale of tickets.
What if the venue questions why there is no name on the ticket? Despite all of the doubts in my mind, I still opted to proceed as the opportunity was too great to pass up. True to their promise, the secondary ticket seller posted the ticket and it arrived a few days later, which was in turn a few days before the concert. As promised, no name was on the ticket. Should I arrive early and try to get near to the front? I figured there would be plenty of hard-core fans who would get there super-early, so I decided to arrive around 6 PM.
For those who know Shibuya, the venue is reasonably close to the iconic Shibuya crossing and quite close to my other favourite Shibuya landmark, Tower Records.
As to the venue itself, Shibuya Club Quattro is on the fourth floor of a building with a music store? Naturally, nobody was being allowed up to the fourth floor yet.
I got close to the door and saw the sign below:. I need not have worried about turning up early as they were allowing entry based on your ticket number.
Still, I guess Japanese people like to queue. People still milled around as well, with venue staff periodically calling out for everyone to stop blocking the street where the occasional car still passed by. Finally, venue staff started calling out numbers. I should state at this point that my Japanese language is not fantastic.
From what I could tell, staff were calling out in blocks of People proceeded to the ground floor entry, showed their ticket to the staff and were allowed entry into the building not the venue, just the building. I asked a few people also waiting what numbers were being called.
I guess he was as confident in English as I was in Japanese. Still, it was nice of him to respond and everyone was really friendly. Finally, the time came where they called I proceeded to the door, showed the staff my ticket and was on my way in.
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