“I guess that’s why they call it the blues” is a good beginning for what most of us experienced in Asheville while trying to get tickets to the Elton John concert. I and quite a few others were either in line at the Civic Center two hours before the ticket booth opened, or online … at exactly 10 a.m, or dialing Ticketmaster via telephone, and surprised to find that each person that I have spoken with, including myself, were extremely frustrated by the fact that they could not purchase two tickets together, let alone get a good seat.
My fellow Ashevilleans and I would just like to know: Who will be occupying the great seats, and will they be sitting with anyone they know? … Maybe this concert is meant to become a true Aquarian experience where everyone can either chose to get together and swap seats with each other so that all concert goers can sit together with the people they originally tried to get a seat with, or perhaps it's really about the meaning of the times ahead: "I never met a stranger I didn't know."
Why it was so difficult to get two seats the second the lines were open?
— Kim Mannine