Archives for: October 2007

Wednesday 17th October 2007

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BBC London Report on ebay with harvey goldsmith.

Im sorry, but i just watched this, and the first 2 minutes is a tribute band trying to get advertisement using whats happened as an “in". utter rubbish, as for getting tickets off a friend… utter bollocks. the guys whining probably because he bought a passcode from fleabay.

Then harvey says his peace… fuckin right on from the start, tells it how it is.

Then the news woman adds “he was talking about ebay” which is bollocks… pure and simple!

he was talking about people who USE ebay to sell them, not ebay itself…

to have a meet with someone from ebay to discuss where ebay stands is utter rubbish and the researchers should be shot!

a perfectly acceptable announcement by HG surrounded by fuckwits.

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Setlist Details Released?

From Guitar World;

“According to Bonham, the two hour concert will be completely electric; it will most likely kick off with Good Times Bad Times (the first song on Zeppelin’s first album); and it will feature such anthems as Dazed and Confused, Kashmir, and Stairway to Heaven”

Speculation, hype, whatever, these are the songs that should be played regardless!

Thursday 11th October 2007

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Comment on Harvey's Blog...

Just got off the phone to ticketmaster, sounds hopeful…

The lady I spoke to was sympathetic, and was going to transfer me to her supervisor, however her supervisor was extremely busy, so I spoke to the same lady again. She did tell me that her supervisor had said they had received an email today from the promoter/organiser/management (she wasn’t sure) which basically stated that no accounts (ie tickets) would in fact be canceled!! I am of course taking this with a grain of salt but she seemed fairly certain that I would be ok - I asked repeatedly (in a tad of shock) if it really stated that none would be canceled and she believed it to be correct! Someone else care to call and ask a similar question and see if we get as positive result?

Obviously not getting my hopes too high but a glimmer of hope perhaps?

I’d also like to take his opportunity to thank Harvey for making this so complicated and stressful, and that I really appreciate this wall of silence. I’ve spent well over 10 hours on this over yesterday and today, and must admit I’m really not enjoying myself. Fantastic way to treat fans.

Cheers!

Now… If this post on Harvey’s blog is true, then my chances have been slashed, as have many other peoples.
This poster seems to have made alot of posts about how angry he is at Harvey and how he has tried to fight his case after breaking the rules how he should keep his tickets… now he seems to be hopeful more than ever because someone at Ticketmaster “apparently” said this to him.

My view is, this guy cheated. like many other people, and has tried to justify his actions every step of the way.

If Harvey has said that no tickets will be cancelled, then all my hope has failed… out of all the tickets that went out… I would imagine there leaves less than 1000 who genuinely cannot go to the concert and have let their tickets lapse.

IF this happens, the touts have WON! and will no doubt be free to sell the next batch of tickets that end up in their hands! (if they got so many last time they will likely get some on the second ballot too!). and make more money, leave more fans out of pocket and take the chances from the people in the ballot who actually care about the concert.

I hope Harvey has not made his mind up in this direction, for the good of the fans who didn’t try to abuse the system and try to cheat their way to the gig.

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Ticketmaster Led Zeppelin FAQ's Updated

Please read the below information carefully before you proceed to booking, by continuing to the booking page you are agreeing to all the below.

1. You have 72 hours to book and pay for your tickets.

2. Your individual passcode can only be used once and will be invalid after the deadline as mentioned above has passed.

3. NO tickets will be mailed out. All concert goers must pick up their tickets and non-transferable wristbands in advance of the show at the O2 Arena between 10am and 6pm on Sunday 25th November and between 10am and start of the show on Monday 26th November.

4. To collect the tickets each original purchaser and the person accompanying them to the show must be present in order to pick up the tickets and wristbands. NO exceptions

5. Each original purchaser must present provide the actual credit card used for the purchase along with valid state-issued PHOTO ID in order to receive the tickets and non-transferable wristbands. All wristbands will be fitted immediately.

6. There will be no exceptions to the above, no name changes or letters of authorisation will be accepted under any circumstances.

7. On the night of the show EVERYONE will be required to present BOTH the WRISTBAND and TICKET for entrance to the show. Wristbands must NOT be removed or tampered with prior to entering the show or your access will be refused. Original ticketholders must bring photo ID to the show as they may be required to present it upon entry to the venue.

8. The original conditions of sale will be enforced. These tickets are non-transferable and any resale will void the transaction without refund.

9. If you book the tickets and are unable to attend we will refund the face value of the tickets (£125 per ticket) if you contact us before the 1st November 2007. Any cancellations after this date will not be refunded and your money will go to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund.

10. Customers with disabilities should e mail ticketing@theo2.co.uk to book accessible seating (subject to availability).

We are doing our best to keep the tickets for this event out of the hands of secondary ticket sellers and in the hands of the fans so please help us by adhering to the above.

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Are you Led Zeppelin's Biggest Fan?

http://www.ziddio.com/contest.zd?dispatch=landing&contest=59

“Well it’s time you were rewarded! Ziddio presents “Led Zeppelin’s Biggest Fan” brought to you by Clear Channel Radio. Show us why you are the biggest fan and you could be on your way to London to see Led Zeppelin live!”

“Ziddio presents the “Led Zeppelin Biggest Fan” contest brought to you by Clear Channel Radio. Submit a video showing/telling us why you are Led Zeppelin’s Biggest Fan for a chance to see one of the most celebrated events in music history… the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert featuring Led Zeppelin to benefit the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund!”

“Be creative. Be persuasive. Upload a video that explains why you’re the biggest Led Zeppelin buff and if you’re declared the winner, you and a guest will be flown to London to attend the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert featuring Led Zeppelin.”

“These performances will be judged by a separate panel of judges including but not limited to board members of the Ahmet Ertegun Education Trust: Bill Curbishley (manager of Robert Plant The Who, and Judas Priest), Richard Branson (founder of the Virgin Empire), promoter Harvey Goldsmith, Phil Carson (The Atlantic Records executive responsible for signing AC/DC, Twisted Sister, and Yes) and Taylor Hackford (The director of Ray and many hit movies.)”

“One winner will be announced on or about November 13th. “

“Your file can be submitted in any format but it should not exceed 100MB in size. Submission period ends November 4th.”

“CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest begins October 8, 2007 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends November 4, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. ET ("Contest Entry Period").

WHO MAY ENTER: Open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 and older (if the age of majority in a jurisdiction is different than 18, you must be of the age of majority within your jurisdiction to be eligible to enter) who possess a valid U.S. passport at time of entry. Employees (and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside or those living in the same households, whether or not related) of Comcast Interactive Media ("Sponsor"), Ventura Associates, Inc. ("Contest Administrator"), Clear Channel Radio, Virgin Group, Gibson, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize supplier(s), distributors and advertising and promotion agencies and any member of Led Zeppelin or anyone professionally associated with Led Zeppelin (collectively, “Contest Parties") are not eligible to enter or win.”

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Play the Led Zeppelin Afterparty.... Apparently...

PLAY THE LED ZEPPELIN AFTER PARTY
http://www.big106.com/pages/zeppelin.html
Wednesday 09-26-2007 11:13am ET

“Led Zeppelin is looking for unsigned bands to play the after-party of their November 26th reunion show in London. If you’re interested, upload a video of your band to www.ziddio.com with a note explaining why you should get the job. The selected bands will be introduced by the members of Zeppelin in attendance at the party, and must play one Zeppelin song and one of their own at the party.”

I’m a little sceptical about this to be honest, BUT, sources say its for real…

I just cant imagine Zeppelin wanting to be around unsigned bands playing (butchering?) their songs!

Tuesday 09th October 2007

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Pete Townshend Pulls Out Of Led Zeppelin Reunion

Apparently, According to Johnny Walkers BBC Radio 2 Show, Pete Townshend has pulled out of the Led Zeppelin Reunion as a support.

He said he had interviewed Pete Townshend and this would be aired on November 4th. During the conversation Pete Townshend had said he’s pulled out of the Led Zeppelin Reunion show, but would love to do a joint Who/Led Zeppelin tour.

If anyone’s interested in hearing that interview, if you go to the BBC radio 2 website after November 4th, then go to the “listen again” section, choose Johnny Walker, and you can listen to his last show.

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Harvey Goldsmith wishes eBay would "Drop Dead and Die"...

Rosie Swash
Monday October 8, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Promoter Harvey Goldsmith has branded eBay the “biggest rip-off merchants in the world” after tickets to the forthcoming Led Zeppelin gig appeared for sale on the online auction website. Goldsmith, who helped persuade the band to reunite for a one-off show this November, told Kerrang! Radio yesterday: “I wish eBay would drop dead and die… I have begged them to take [the tickets] off and they have basically told us to fuck off. So I will do everything I possibly can to ruin their lives

Monday 08th October 2007

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CAPTCHA could've cut down the bogus registrations...

Of course, being a “Geek", I had noticed originally that the page where registration was taking place had no means of checking, or at least trying to prevent whom was human and who was a machine filling in the form.

Using a piece of code, or software called CAPTCHA a lot of the script generated registrations could have been avoided, whereby the career touts and the amateurs would use scripts to register time after time to better their odds, they would have had to do it manually, which wouldn’t have stopped these people, but it would have slowed them down quite considerably.

Of course, this system was based on good will, and as we have seen where there is good will, there are people who will abuse it.

There are also the people who will not take into account things that can go wrong.

to quote someone off a forum ( www.led-zeppelin.com )

Apparently, alot of people needed “Caution: HOT!” on McDonalds Coffee Cups

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Second Ballot coming soon...

From what I gather down at the Watering Hole:

The second draw for tickets will take place this coming Friday.

Winners will be notified at the beginning of next week (Mon/Tues/Wed). I can’t confirm the exact day yet but I’m sure the important people will soon enough.

Once again, good luck!!

…When the levee breaks…

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Oh Dear...

It seems my site for information on the Led Zeppelin Reunion, (this one) Has been neglected, and i thought it would be fine, but it seems that id set it to archive after only 2 days, which means, well for the past 2 days the website has been EMPTY.

NO NEWS ABOUT THE REUNION, AT ALL.

DOH!

I will get busy in a bit and get some more information up so anyone that has been coming to the website can catch up too!

I hate to think how many people have turned up to an empty looking website recently :(

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Oh, the Neglect :(

I seem to have neglected the website for the past couple of days.

I have been working fairly non-stop since Friday and not had much chance to get on the internet, so right now I’m trying to catch up myself on what’s gone on in the world of Zeppelin since I have been gone.

it seems Harvey goldsmith added a new blog to his website and cleared up even more why the rules were amended and what happened…

I am fully aware that there seems to be concerns about people who became winners in the ballot and then decided to use somebody else’s credit card to pay for the ticket.
However, I am convinced that those who are bleating the loudest seem to be protesting too much for other reasons.
I was obviously aware that there would be huge demand for tickets to this event. This is the reason why we devised the ballot system and therefore registration of your name.
On this basis we presumed that those that registered wanted to actually see the show. It is painfully obvious that if the ticket is not transferable then the method of obtaining the ticket is not transferable either.
The reason why there is now confusion amongst the few is simply because a number of people who were lucky enough to be winners in the ballot decided to capitalise on their winnings.
We take a very dim view of this as we want genuine fans to come to the concert. I would have thought that if you were a genuine fan and were lucky enough to win you would have been overjoyed at the opportunity and played the game and paid for your tickets as have the vast majority of winners.
Having looked at eBay, StubHub, viagogo and various other touting websites, it has become obvious that a number of you only joined this ballot for commercial gain. It also appears to me that those who have used this for commercial gain are the ones who are protesting the most.
Of course there are a few people who genuinely want to come but may not have had a suitable credit card to pay for them. The answer to those people is very simple; if you are GENUINE you will contact us and give us a justified explanation.

FOR CLARITY THE SYSTEM WORKS AS FOLLOWS:

1) You registered for the ballot
2) The ballot chose YOU as a winner and issued YOU with a pass code
3) You immediately pay for your 2 tickets with YOUR credit card

HOW TO REDEEM YOUR TICKET:

1) Turn up to the O2 arena on either Sunday 25th November between 10am and 6 pm or Monday 26th November from 10am
2) Bring photo id to prove who you are
3) Bring the credit card that you paid for the tickets with you
4) Bring the person with you who is your guest
5) Receive the ticket and ENJOY THE SHOW!

This is will work for the vast majority of people who genuinely would like to see the concert and is simple and effective.

Now for the small minority, if you think that you can beat the system by buying from eBay or any other website you are wrong, you will NOT be allowed in to the concert and your application for tickets will be cancelled within the next 14 days.
Those cancelled applications will then be offered out to further lucky, genuine winners who registered in the ballot and would like to come to the concert.
Finally for the very few genuine fans that have other problems you will no doubt contact us and plead your case.

I have no interest in supporting parasite businesses who prevent fans from supporting their artists by the increased price of the tickets and who ultimately put nothing whatsoever back into our business to support it.

More to come soon…

Thursday 04th October 2007

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Ahmet Tribute Email...

I suspect this email is what has been sent to the original winners of the ballot.

Im not sure how accurate it is, but if it is kosher then i expect alot of people are going to want their money back for being done up like a kipper by touts / scalpers:

Ahmet Ertegun Tribute (1923 - 2006)

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL BALLOT WINNERS

Congratulations on winning the ballot.

Please note that your passcode is not transferable.

Please note your ticket will not be transferable.

The ballot was set up to allow the fairest way for fans to obtain a ticket.

The passcodes are not transferable and belong only to the winning registrant.

The tickets are not transferable.

Winning applicants;

You have successfully won the opportunity to buy a pair of tickets to the concert.

In order to collect your tickets you will have to do the following;

* Bring the credit card that you used to purchase the tickets
* Bring state issued Photo ID
* Bring the person with you that is attending the show

Only the applicant who

a) applied for the ballot

b) was a winner in the ballot will be able to gain entry to the concert.

Unless the original winning registration name and passcode match the ticket booking, the booking will be cancelled and you will be notified.

If you have sold or have given away your passcode whomever you have sold / given it to will be denied entry into the concert.

All cancelled bookings will go back into the ballot for reselection.

If you are a winner and you delayed your ticket purchase due to any confusion about who is entitled to book the tickets, as a goodwill gesture we have arranged for you to have a further 24 hours to make your booking. Your original passcode and weblink will allow you access.

This additional 24 hours starts as of 8pm GMT on the 4th October 2007.

Collection of Tickets

Tickets can be collected from the O2 Arena

Sunday 25th November – 10am - 6pm

Monday 26th November – from 10am

www.mothershipiscoming.com

Led Zeppelin MOTHERSHIP Cover

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Ticketmaster site stops selling tickets...

It seems that the Ticketmaster site has stopped selling tickets to the Led Zeppelin Concert.

This means either one of two things.

The Venue is sold out (which judging by the amount of people who havent touted their tickets who couldn’t go is looking unlikely)

or it means the 72 hours are up and they are using time now to cross reference tickets against the rules policy that was put into place on the 2nd of October.

Second ballot could be under way within the next 24 hours…

Heres to hoping!

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Second Draw from the hat anyone?

Its what I’m hoping for…

Well, from reading the FAQ’s, it states that people have 72 hours to buy the tickets from the passcode they obtained, or the tickets will be added to a second draw.

well today is the day the 72 hours are up.

I wonder how many tickets they had left over?
I wonder if they ACTUALLY cancelled the tickets they said they would
I wonder what time they will email out the new lucky winners?

All very valid questions for Harvey Goldsmith, but i doubt he would answer many, if any of them.

Only time will tell now kids!

I have my fingers crossed!

Wednesday 03rd October 2007

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Led Zeppelin Reunion Summary.

During the past 2 days, in the world of Led Zeppelin, all hell has broken loose.

I say this because, on October 1st The lucky winners to the lottery-style ballot were sent out. Within hours some of those tickets hit the internet marketplaces such as eBay, and other dedicated on-line ticket stores.

Despite this being immoral (trying to profit from a charity event) - before the slots were even allocated, Harvey Goldsmith (Promoter of the event) had warned that if tickets did hit eBay, those people who bought those tickets would not get into the event. Granted, it was not tickets people were selling, but passcodes to use the Ticketmaster website in order to buy tickets.

On the 2nd October, the Zeppelin world seemed divided by people who wanted tickets, and people who wanted to wait until the second ballot in the hope that some tickets would remain. My opinion throughout the whole ordeal, was to stop the touts from selling and let their 72 hours that they have to use the passcodes Lapse. Other people however had other ideas.

A few people bought tickets on eBay and other unscrupulous websites, rumoured that one person spent £4000, i know of a few off led zeppelin forums that spend just shy of a thousand pounds.

So Harvey Goldsmith, Intent on doing the loyal fans who didnt want to line the pockets of these oxygen-thieves selling the tickets, released a press statement via his website ( www.harveygoldmith.com ) which stated:

The random ticket selection has taken place and successful applicants have been notified that they can now purchase their tickets.

Each ticket holder has an individual pass code that has been issued by Ticket Master, that pass code and the name of the applicant are married together.

Consequently if the pass code is sold on to another party those tickets will be invalid.

Unfortunately a small number of unscrupulous people have decided to take advantage of the fact that they had been awarded the opportunity to purchase tickets.

It is even more unfortunate that eBay and a number of ticket scalping sites have chosen to take advantage of this situation.

Please note that unless the ticket, the code and correct identification match, those tickets will be invalid.

Anyone who chooses to purchase tickets in this way will lose their money!

We urge all fans who wish to come to the concert to sit tight; as the tickets are cancelled they will be re issued at the next random selection of registrations.

Which basically means, that if you were not the registrant on the ballot (i.e. the registrant name to the passcode is not yours) then you would not get in. Even if you have already bought tickets.

This means, no family members could register for you, if they are not attending, no friends could “gift” the passcode to you, and you cannot buy and use passcodes from touts.

FANTASTIC… having not got a ticket in the first round. all these cancellations (as I would estimate over half the people either bought or used a friends passcode that they may have asked to be registered for) means that the second round there will be more tickets to go out than was initially expected, and well, I have more chance, as I tick ALL the boxes.

It seems you have to register for yourself, at your own address. Check.
You must have a credit/debit card which you will use for the Ticketmaster transaction with your name on it, which you can take to the venue on the day of the gig. Check.
You need a photo ID. Check.

It seems all the people who registered as many people, and locations they could think of, have wasted their time.

The FAQ’s also received an update around 4 ‘o’ clock on the second, as the first 4/5 question/answers were added. They read as follows:

1. I didn’t win but I have obtained a passcode that does not belong to me can I use it?

All bookings will be cross checked against the details of the registration that was issued the passcode and if the details do not match then the booking will be cancelled and the tickets returned to the ballot.

2. My friend registered for me / my friend won but he doesn’t have a credit card / my friend wants me to have their tickets is that ok?

No, only the winners of the public ballot can purchase the tickets as this is the only way to ensure that all fans have an equal and fair chance of obtaining tickets.

3. What will happen to the unused passcode?

It will become invalid

4. What happens to any remaining unsold tickets?

They will be offered out by random selection from the remaining applicants who registered.

5. When will the second round of tickets be offered?

Once the first round of winning applicants have completed their purchases and all invalid orders have been cancelled.

These FAQ’s tie in nicely with what Harvey was saying earlier in the day.

Tuesday 02nd October 2007

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Spot On Harvey!!!

FAW’s on ahmettribute.com have changed to reflect the touts:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Updated 2nd OCTOBER 2007

1. I didn’t win but I have obtained a passcode that does not belong to me can I use it?

All bookings will be cross checked against the details of the registration that was issued the passcode and if the details do not match then the booking will be cancelled and the tickets returned to the ballot.v

2. My friend registered for me / my friend won but he doesn’t have a credit card / my friend wants me to have their tickets is that ok?

No, only the winners of the public ballot can purchase the tickets as this is the only way to ensure that all fans have an equal and fair chance of obtaining tickets.

3. What will happen to the unused passcode?

It will become invalid

4. What happens to any remaining unsold tickets?

They will be offered out by random selection from the remaining applicants who registered.

5. When will the second round of tickets be offered?

Once the first round of winning applicants have completed their purchases and all invalid orders have been cancelled.

Please keep checking this website for updates.

6. Can I still register for the ballot?

Unfortunately the ballot has now closed and no further registrations can be accepted.

7. I accidentally registered more than once but I do not want to be disqualified what can I do?

Only additional registrations were removed from the final list so your original registration has remained in the ballot.

8. If I am successful, how will I be contacted?

The ballot has now been drawn and the successful applicants will receive an email in the next 24 hours. This email will contain all the information you need to purchase your tickets.

9. What if I require disabled access?

If you a successful applicant and require disabled access the email as mentioned above will contain all the information you require to arrange accessible seating.

10. How long will I have to pay for my tickets?

You will have 72 hours.

11. How many tickets can I buy and how much are they?

Ticket purchases will be restricted to no more than 2 per successful registrant and all tickets will be £125 plus booking fee.

12. How will you use the information I provided?

In accordance with our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

13. What is the Ahmet Education Fund?

The Ahmet Education Fund is a charitable fund which is administered by The City Charity Trust (charity number 259420) the purpose of which is to establish university educational bursaries.

This outcome is spot on!

I registered correctly, once and didnt rely on registering other people!
I have means of payment for myself.
Sounds like exactly what it should be to me.

alot of the people i have seen moaning have been people who either payed for passcodes and will now be stripped of their tickets, and/or got passcodes from signing up other people!

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A look into Ticketmasters Terms...

From Ticketmaster’s U.S. site, may or may not pertain … :

Unauthorized Use of the Site
Any Illegal or unauthorized use of the Site shall constitute a violation of these Terms of Use. You do not have permission to access the Site in any way that violates, or in the course of violating, these Terms of Use. Illegal or unauthorized use of the Site includes, but is not limited to, using the site to facilitate illegal ticket sales, unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site, or unauthorized use of any robot, spider or other automated process on the Site. It shall also be a violation of these Terms of Use: (a) for any individual (or group of individuals acting in concert) to request, more than 1000 pages of the Site in any twenty-four hour period (hereafter referred to as “Abusive Use"); or (b) to use any passcode or password, regardless of whether or not such password or passcode is unique, to participate in a pre-sale or other offer on the Site if you are not the original recipient of such passcode or password (i.e., if you did not receive the passcode or password from Ticketmaster, or from the fan club or other organization with whom Ticketmaster is working to enable such pre-sale or offer) or if your participation in such pre-sale or other offer is inconsistent with such pre-sale’s or offer’s terms.

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eBay pulled my informative post!

Dear monolithonline,

We appreciate that you chose eBay to list the following auction-style listing(s):

220156289709 - Led Zeppelin Ticket Information (NOT A PASSCODE) README

However, your listing was in breach of eBay’s Compilation and Informational Media policy and has been removed from eBay. All fees related to this listing have been credited to your account. We also notified members who placed bids on the item that the listing has
been canceled.

We would like to take this opportunity to let you know what part of your listing is not permitted.

Your listing(s) contains the following information:

Listed in category: Music > Music Memorabilia > Rock > Concert Memorabilia

Led Zeppelin Ticket Information (NOT A PASSCODE) README

Listings that include compilations or informational content on any media must meet the following conditions:

- The listing may not offer information on how to purchase items outside of eBay.
- The listing may not offer information on how to receive items for free outside of eBay.
- The listing may not contain excessive use of keywords in the description to describe the contents of the compilation or informational media.
- The appropriate category for this type of listing is Everything Else: Services: Information Services.
- The listing may not be combined as a bonus item with any other listing.
- Keywords for a specific item may not be used in the title unless the keywords relate to the item listed.
- The listing may not contain any information about different and unrelated products and services.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you relist this, or any other item that breaches eBay policy, your eBay privileges could be suspended. We value you as a member of our community and wish to continue this relationship, so we must ask you to refrain from further breaches of the User Agreement and eBay policy.

Please review eBay’s Listing Policies and User Agreement at the following locations:

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For more information on why eBay removes auction-style listings, or to write to us with questions, please review the following Web page:

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We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Statement from Harvey Goldsmith: Event Promoter

The random ticket selection has taken place and successful applicants have been notified that they can now purchase their tickets.

Each ticket holder has an individual pass code that has been issued by Ticket Master, that pass code and the name of the applicant are married together.

Consequently if the pass code is sold on to another party those tickets will be invalid.

Unfortunately a small number of unscrupulous people have decided to take advantage of the fact that they had been awarded the opportunity to purchase tickets.

It is even more unfortunate that eBay and a number of ticket scalping sites have chosen to take advantage of this situation.

Please note that unless the ticket, the code and correct identification match, those tickets will be invalid.

Anyone who chooses to purchase tickets in this way will lose their money!

We urge all fans who wish to come to the concert to sit tight; as the tickets are cancelled they will be re issued at the next random selection of registrations.

From: Harvey Goldmith

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Basically, for those not coming from ebay...

I have posted an item on ebay, trying to warn potential buyers of the tickets away from the touts for the reasons listed below.

the link to the ebay page is as follows:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220156289709&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

please try and help spread the word to unsuspecting bidders, that their money could be in danger.

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An email from The O2 about passcodes...

If someone is selling the passcode there is a good chance it will be
discovered and cancelled, or that you will have trouble using the
passcode to buy tickets. Ticket buyers need to provide photo ID and this
will not match up with the name on the record if you buy your code off
ebay.

I wouldn’t do it, it’s a lot of money to risk.

Regards,

Customer Services

The O2

Peninsula Square

London

Seems pretty cut and dry to me.

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What Did I Tell You?

Someone on Led-Zeppelin.com’s messageboard posted the following:

I called Harvey’s office and they have confirmed that when you go to get your tickets, your code will bring up the name registered in the ballot. And if that name is not on a picture I.D (Don’t bother with fakes…It has to be a passport e.t.c) then it’s tough luck. In other words, if you didn’t get the email…you’re not going. The codes on ebay might work, but they will not get you into the gig.

DONT BUY PASSCODES… it wont work!

wait until the second ballot!

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PLEASE DONT BUY PASSCODES!!!

If enough people Do NOT buy passcodes in the next 72 hours, then their passcodes will LAPSE and the passcodes will be RE-ALLOCATED… which means you have more chance at getting a passcode without spending stupid amounts of money, from a dubious source (such as ebay) and possibly getting ripped off by the same person selling the same code over and over (the codes work once only!!).

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t buy these peoples passcodes, as if they don’t want to go to the gig they shouldn’t have registered, the scum, touts!

If they don’t sell them, they will likely not use them as it is nigh on impossible to sell the actual tickets/wristbands to get into this gig. so let them waste their ebay fees!

Real Zeppelin fans deserved these tickets, not the fucking tout wankers that would sooner try and make money off Zeppelin fans by selling anything they can from the email on ebay!

Please take this in and don’t give in to the temptation of buying passcodes from ebay!

Monday 01st October 2007

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Seems the email is REAL!

I’d imagine most people were hoping that the emails were a hoax, but a screenshot (which could have been mocked up but lets not keep trying to kid ourselves) that looks very real has appearedon led-zeppelin.com’s forum.

The email looks like:

Led Zeppelin Email

Sorry people… looks like if you dont have an email by now its the end of the first round for you (and me too! as i dont have one either).

Lets just look forward to the second round and hope that enough people dont follow through and we get some tickets… (actually, screw u guys, i want tickets!! :) )

Good luck all, and Have fun those who have tickets… you lucky, lucky people.

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Interpretation of terms and conditions.

From what it seem, it is almost impossible to “tout” your tickets.

To collect tickets, each original purchaser and theperson accompanying them to the show must be present in order to pick up the tickets and wristbands. NO exceptions

so lets face it, if you need to do that, touts can ONLY sell the passcode, and if its a half decent system, then the passcode will be linked to the person that registered, which means peoplewho registered multiple times with different names, may not be able to get the tickets if they are successful with a name which does not corrospond, which ALSO means, that alot of tickets could be re-allocated in 72 hours!

touts can f–k off in my opinion… along with the people buying to sell on later.

Hopefully, REAL led zeppelin fans will get the tickets.

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Ticket confirmations have been sent out... unfortunately...

I just got sent this from a kind guy who visited this website about an hour ago.. it is a copy of the email he recieved from the competition. MINUS THE PASSCODE obviously)

He got it about 2 hours ago:

Congratulations we are very pleased to be able to offer you tickets for the Ahmet Tribute concert at the O2 Arena in London on the 26th November 2007. Please read the below information carefully before you proceed to booking, by continuing to the booking page you are agreeing to all the below.

  • You have 72 hours to book and pay for your tickets.
  • Your individual passcode can only be used once and will be invalid after the deadline as mentioned above has passed.
  • NO tickets will be mailed out. All concert goers must pick up their tickets and non-transferable wristbands in advance of the show at the O2 Arena between 10am and 6pm on Sunday 25th November and between 10am and 6pm on Monday 26th November. To avoid long queues on the day of the show you are strongly urged to pick up your tickets and wristbands on Sunday 25th November or arrive as early as possible on Monday 26th November, please be aware that ticket collection will be busy at peak times and you should anticipate having to wait to be served.
  • To collect the tickets each original purchaser and the person accompanying them to the show must be present in order to pick up the tickets and wristbands. NO exceptions
    Each original purchaser must provide the actual credit card used for the purchase along with valid state-issued PHOTO ID in order to receive the tickets and non-transferable wristbands. All wristbands will be fitted immediately.
  • There will be no exceptions to the above, no name changes or letters of authorisation will be accepted under any circumstances.
  • On the night of the show EVERYONE will be required to present BOTH the WRISTBAND and TICKET for entrance to the show. Wristbands must NOT be removed or tampered with prior to entering the show or your access will be refused. Original ticketholders must bring photo ID to the show as they may be required to present it upon entry to the venue.
  • The original conditions of sale will be enforced. These tickets are non-transferable and any resale will void the transaction without refund.
  • If you book the tickets and are unable to attend we will refund the face value of the tickets (£125 per ticket) if you contact us before the 20th October 2007. No refunds will be accepted after this date.
  • Customers with disabilities should forward this email and contact phone number to ticketing@theo2.co.uk to book accessible seating (subject to availability).

We are doing our best to keep the tickets for this event out of the hands of secondary ticket sellers and in the hands of the fans so please help us by adhering to the above.

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According to Atlantic Spokesperson, Results By Midnight!

Thats right, according to an Atlantic spokesperson, the winners of the first round of results will be getting thier email by 0000 BST (2300GMT).

Exciting times…

For more information about the second draws See the previous post.

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Frequently asked questions... Ahmettribute.com FAQ update...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Updated 1st OCTOBER 2007

1. Can I still register for the ballot?

Unfortunately the ballot has now closed and no further registrations can be accepted.

2. I accidentally registered more than once but I do not want to be disqualified what can I do?

Only additional registrations were removed from the final list so your original registration has remained in the ballot.

3. If I am successful, how will I be contacted?

The ballot has now been drawn and the successful applicants will receive an email in the next 24 hours. This email will contain all the information you need to purchase your tickets.

4. What if I require disabled access?

If you a successful applicant and require disabled access the email as mentioned above will contain all the information you require to arrange accessible seating.

5. How long will I have to pay for my tickets?

You will have 72 hours.

6. How many tickets can I buy and how much are they?

Ticket purchases will be restricted to no more than 2 per successful registrant and all tickets will be £125 plus booking fee.

7. What happens to any remaining unsold tickets?

Once the successful applicants have completed their purchases any remaining tickets will be offered in a second round of random selection of remaining applicants from the original registration.

8. When will the second round of tickets be offered?

Please keep checking this website for updates.

9. How will you use the information I provided?

In accordance with our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

10. What is the Ahmet Education Fund?

The Ahmet Education Fund is a charitable fund which is administered by The City Charity Trust (charity number 259420) the purpose of which is to establish university educational bursaries.

From AhmetTribute.com

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Led Zeppelin Tickets?

Well, 1st October is here. and, well, I have had no email. Not surprising really.

But have the tickets been sent out yet? have any notifications left yet. I would imagine it would be all over the news as soon as people started receiving them, but thus far I have seen nothing in the news.

Let me know if you hear anything about tickets.

Of course… my interpretation is that the people that get notifications have a few days to buy tickets, and if they don’t buy, then the tickets get re-allocated, so 1st October could well be the first day leading to possible few tries at giving out all notifications to people who will actually buy them.

Personally if I got the chance to buy tickets, then within a minute of seeing the email, I would sign up for the tickets, but some people (especially the ones over the pond from the UK) who might have liked tickets and entered but not quite have the funds/resources to get over to the UK for the concert might have to forfeit the chance, and hopefully if this happens and I haven’t received a ticket, then it will come to me.

The chance is there though.

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