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Tiled Hall Cafe - Leeds Art Gallery

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Always worth spending time in here. Also, this is what a fake Leeds
Festival ticket looks like - virtually indistinguishable from a real
one (even by the ticket barriers until about 3pm on Sunday hurrumpf
and I hope they catch you
2nd Sep 2009, 21:32   | tags:,,

nige says:

did you get screwed then? i thought you had three or something?

2nd Sep 2009, 21:35

bethmadethis says:

Three fakes!

2nd Sep 2009, 21:36

nige says:


2nd Sep 2009, 21:40

bethmadethis says:

I didn't get screwed. My cousin's partner did. They booked tickets for the sunday to take the whole family, booked a hotel in Leeds for the weekend too.

By Friday their tickets hadn't come and upon inspection on the official Leeds site it had a message saying that the site they bought their tickets off wasn't reputable. So panic stricken and not wanting to let down their daughter they phoned around and managed to get hold of some resale tickets from a local record store (big up to crash records for that).

They set off to Leeds on Friday morning and friday evening they got a call from my cousin's mother to say the original tickets had arrived. She then drove up to leeds to bring the extra tickets, they compared the tickets and couldn't tell any different. They even took them to the barrier in the morning to get them approved and the ticket checkers gave their promise that these tickets were official. So I scrambled together some friends and caught a bus up to the site but by the time we got to the site Festival Republic (boo!) renegered on honouring the tickets, even though at the time they weren't even quite sure all the tickets were fake! So wasted time, wasted journey for me and a lot of stolen money for my cousin's partner.

I'm just glad we didn't manage to sell them on I'd have felt really guilty if this had happened to someone else.

2nd Sep 2009, 21:43

nige says:

That is so bad. Has the faux ticket site been taken down?

2nd Sep 2009, 21:48

bethmadethis says:

Apparently they couldn't take it down because it was hosted outside of the UK. Surely they could have blocked people in the UK using it?

Another thing is, why go to the lengths of faking a ticket so well? I don't understand it.

2nd Sep 2009, 21:55

bethmadethis says:

But it has miraculously disappeared now.

2nd Sep 2009, 21:58

crickson says:

Wow - very unlucky : (

2nd Sep 2009, 22:04

swamprose says:

that is plain awful, all that driving and running around, and being cheated. I think these parents should get extra points for effort.

the tiles on the top shot are amazing.

3rd Sep 2009, 00:52

Viv says:

did they take you there?
It is a great place - yes amazing

3rd Sep 2009, 00:56

swamprose says:

no, it is being saved for next time.

3rd Sep 2009, 01:01

Viv says:

ok :)

3rd Sep 2009, 01:29

the tiled hall's pretty amazing. it's one of our favourite Leeds buildings.

13th Oct 2009, 14:48

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