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It's the end of another week on Phoenix FM Drive. Today will be remembered for one thing and one thing only - the quest for Take That tickets!
Actually quest is perhaps too kind a word to use. Ordeal sums up the lengths that my family and I have had to go to today much better, along with millions of people up and down the country trying to get their hands on the hottest property in pop music. Since 9am we've all been glued to phones, mobiles and websites... even Ticketmaster's sites in Spain and Germany in the hope their servers' wouldn't be quite as bombarded as the British counterpart.
I enjoy a live performance and I'm no stranger to trying to tickets to a popular event. When Michael Jackson's This Is It tour went on sale, I was logged on wanting to see the King Of Pop one last time. Today's scramble was like nothing I'd seen before though. I get to the end of Drive and finally hear that my aunt has managed to secure three tickets for one of the dates in Manchester. 10 hours and £318 later, we're finally amongst the 1.34 million that sold out the entire UK leg of Progress 2011 in less than 24 hours.

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