Thursday, 3 April 2014

Fans crash server trying to book Rolling Stones concert tickets in Madrid

There is a one night only performance by the Rolling Stones in Madrid during June and everyone wanted to be there it seems.  Many got "no satisfaction" at all.

When tickets went on sale online on Wednesday, the rush to buy them was so intense, the server crashed. Despite the fact that the tickets certainly aren't cheap, with prices of 85 euros for "restricted viewing" areas, and 225 euros for VIP spots, everyone was trying to get a ticket.

When trying to buy a ticket for the "14 On Fire" tour, users got errors like 'impossible to process your request (maximum number of users in the queue exceeded)' or 'unfortunately the system cannot process your request' when trying to finalize their purchases.

Some who gave up and tried to book by phone experienced similar problems by being placed in long queues or told that the lines are jammed, please call back later. Out in the streets, outlets selling some of the 54,000 concert tickets were overrun by massive crowds of people, all prepared to wait literally for hours for a chance to see the famous band in action.

Besides the fact that the Rolling Stones are such a legend, the rush is mainly due to the fact that they haven't appeared in Madrid since 2007. With the band members now being in their 60s and 70s, fans are worried that this might be their very last opportunity to see the British legends perform live.


El Mundo (Spanish)