Eurovision tickets sell out, despite frustration

  • 2003-01-16
  • Ieva Tuna
RIGAWhen Latvia put tickets for the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest on sale last month, more than 4,000 were sold in a matter of days.But for fans of the popular annual concert, getting their hands on them proved a frustrating and complicated procedure, prompting many to criticize Latvian organizers' handling of sales.Most of the trouble stemmed from a decision by concert organizer Latvijas Televizija (Latvian Television) and central ticketing agent Ticket Services Ltd. that made it impossible for customers to buy tickets online using a credit card.Instead, those who wanted to book tickets, wh...
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