Tickets Finally on Sale

No more speculation, the Bryan Adams concert tickets finally reached McDonald’s outlets across Karachi. I myself got hold of a few tickets from McDonald’s Tariq Road. The tickets are reasonably counterfeit proof as they are not paper based but made on those plastic coated cards (Like Jazz cards) with a security hologram and bar code included.

The purchase was not all that clean-cut-smooth as I was lead to a table along with an ARY rep who had me fill out a few forms. The sales rep informed me the only way to buy tickets was for me to apply for the ARY Sahulat (Sucker) Card and I had to surrender my contact details (ID card number & Phone numbers). It really sounded like a scam to gather as many customers into the scheme via a popular event, (ARY is a major sponsor but I feel the card should not be compulsory but should be an option). The sales rep kept on ranting that the ticket is technically *free* as the 3500 is only a security deposit towards the card, only refundable after you spend Rs 100,000 on the Salhulat Card (WOW- what a deal). I almost had the inkling to walk off but those tempting tickets held me bolted onto the chair.

The guidelines say that the gates will open at 3:00pm and close at 7:00pm (Sharp) I honestly doubt they can ever follow this timetable – my guess is the concert will barely start by 10:00.

Recommendation to other potential concert go-ers I would ask you to give the sales rep a run for his money and try to get those tickets without getting stuck in the ARY Sucker Card. Thumbs up if you succeed

Let really make this a night to remember Karachi

5 Comments so far

  1. ao (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2006 @ 11:09 pm

    If you insist, you can get the ticket without the sucker card. They tried to convince me that my name/nic was required, but i convinced them otherwise.


  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on January 24th, 2006 @ 7:54 pm

    For the tickets, kindly go this website for locations where you will be able to buy tickets:

    http://www.zindagitrust.org/portal/tickets.htm


  3. wasiq (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 2:06 am

    I can vouch for the tariq road outlet of this fast food chain they are committed to the wellbeing of the people they serve to…everytime i go there for a sundae on friday the sweet girl behind the counter asks me “how are you going to pay sir ? ”

    But this story about filling forms to get free concert tickets is very very funny….infact it it is the funniest i have heard this year…

    (Roy bhaisaab! purano addo aik dam khaali chay dhandoo nako chay…I can count for you after the show…..)


  4. Zohaib (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

    These people think we are crazy Rs.3500 for a single ticket is bullsh*t. After Karachi Bryan’s gonna perform in India and you kno what the ticket cost there .. only Rs.800/- Its damn cheap

    http://www.dnalive.indiatimes.com

    They have good website + promos + everything.
    I don’t think concert organization will b good. If in anything ARY Group pokes its nose.. nuthin never goes right. You can check out the promos & website made by ARY, they suck.


  5. Noman (unregistered) on January 28th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    3500 for a concert ??? WOW …. Its alot of money ….Damn … Its a status symbol I guess in Karachi to go in this concert , am I right ??



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