Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Wednesday & Thursday

ePIMP (eBay) ends Live 8 ticket sale after Geldof jibe

LONDON (Reuters) - Internet auction site eBay ended a sale of free Live 8 tickets on Tuesday after Bob Geldof, the organiser of the awareness-raising concerts, labelled the site an "electronic pimp" and urged people to swamp it.

Tickets to the star-studded London show, which aims to pressure world leaders into fighting poverty in Africa, were given away to the winners of a text lottery. But they immediately started appearing on eBay for hundreds of pounds.

Geldof criticised the site and urged people to swamp it with bogus offers of tickets or massively inflated bids.

"What I would ask you to do tonight is to get on eBay and mess up the system," he told Sky News.

"Everyone should go on and pretend they have got tickets for Live 8 ... otherwise go on and bid ridiculous amounts of money for the tickets already on the site," said the feisty Irish rocker.
His appeal did not go unheeded. Within minutes bids which had been running in the hundreds of pounds surged to 10 million pounds.

Here are your live events for Wednesday & Thursday this week.

In South Somerset & West Dorset
Wednesday 15th June

Rob Koral and Zoe Schwarz ~ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil

Zoe Singing!

The Riverbrew ~ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Thursday 16th June
Brendon @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Relocate @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
Spoon Fed @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
Cart-L @ White Horse, Wincanton
Jam Night @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil

In Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Wednesday 15th June
Comedy Club @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Thursday 16th June
The Ludes & support @ Palace, Bridgwater
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Ritz, Burnham on sea
Beach Boys Inc. @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
House Band @ White Hart, East Reach, Taunton
Apple County Chorus @ Tacchi Morris Arts Centre
Jive Inn Rock 'n' Roll @ Princess Royal, Taunton

We will be back with more event news on Friday.

The Editor

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