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I CANNOT, for the life of me, understand the fuss about the Adele concert tickets.

First, we learn that tickets are selling online for PS550 - seven times their face value - even before they go on sale.

Then, as a second batch of tickets is made available, the figure shoots up to PS800 a pop.

Finally, when the tickets go on general sale, there are 40,000 people in the queue online.

There are two mysteries here.

How can these tickets be sold on to the black market when we are told that each bears the name of the purchaser, and photo ID will be checked at the show? Surely anyone who buys a ticket from one of these resale sites will be denied entry? Or will they just not bother to check IDs on the night because of the crowding and delays that will cause? But by far the biggest question is why the huge demand? Adele is a half-decent singer but her songs are pretty much all dirges about breaking up with her blokes.

You can only take so much misery. An entire concert of it sounds like punishment to me.

And even if you love her to bits - and I acknowledge that at least 40,000 must - why go to see her at an arena? She'll be a distant dot onstage, any subtlety and intimacy lost in the cavernous concert hall.

Far better to buy the album, and watch the inevitable DVD that will surely follow.

As long as you're not feeling depressed in the first instance, that is.

Ian Kenyon, Birmingham Adele is a half-decent singer but her songs are pretty much all dirges about breaking up with her blokes. You can only take so much misery. An entire concert of it sounds like punishment to me.

Ian Kenyon

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Date:Dec 7, 2015
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