The early bird usually catches the worm, but this was not the case for fans of a popular Korean actor yesterday.
According to an article in The New Paper, local fans of Kim Soo Hyun, from hit TV series My Love From The Star, were in tears yesterday morning when they saw on the Sistic website that tickets to his fan meeting here on April 27 had “sold out” in 20 minutes.
Many had woken up well before the online sale of the tickets began at 10am, so that they would be ready to buy the coveted Cat 1 tickets that cost $238 each.
The New Paper understands that “late” fans who booked tickets at 3pm — five hours after tickets were released for sale — managed to clinch the Cat 1 tickets.
A check with a Sistic telephone operator revealed that this unique situation possibly came about as many tickets were put on hold by customers who temporarily reserved them and later released them.
For the full story, pick up a copy of The New Paper.