9 August 2006
"Sell Out" Means We Are Sold Out, Not the Performers
I've seen an advert for Robin Ince this year and it says on it "Sell Out 2005". I'm sorry? I saw him last year and there were about 13 people in a venue that holds 50. That got me to thinking. I've also seen "Total Sell Out 2005" on posters too. Does that mean that the first line means that they've just sold out one show out of twenty? I hope not otherwise it's the innocent public who've been sold up the river by the deceitful advertising con-men, I mean consultants. I'd really like to find out the official line here, I'm going to try to do it before the end of the Festival to protect my loyal readers.