James McDermott: The show is over for the old-style tout but the saga of over-priced tickets goes on
There’s a simple way to end the outrageous exploitation of gig-goers: put our wallets back in our pockets
People have always been prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to secure tickets for sold-out events. Back in 1964, having just starred in the Royal Variety Performance, the legendary comedian Tommy Cooper found himself being introduced to Queen Elizabeth II.
“Can I ask you a personal question – do you like football?” he asked.
“Not particularly, no,” the queen replied.
“In that case, can I have your Cup Final tickets?”
Last Tuesday, the cabinet approved ...