These are times when I’m SO thankful for the internet. Buying tickets online has made dangers like this smaller, but there are still some venues that prefer to do things the old fashioned way. The UK’s Daily Express is reporting that police were called to Manchester Arena for fears that the Beyoncé fans would crush each other in their bids to get some highly sought after concert tickets.
Fans began queuing at the MEN Arena on Friday night (22Feb13) to ensure they were in line when the box office opened.
However, hordes of touts pushed in and caused chaos, and officials at the arena had to bring in cops to act as peacemakers.
Seems like everyone was standing by orderly but once the doors opened, the fans rushed the office. Tickets reportedly sold out in 10 minutes. Wow!