Can you sell 60,000 tickets in a matter of minutes? If you’re [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] then the recently proven answer is a resounding, “yes” (or, si, in Spanish). Ticketmaster Mexico claims the upcoming show at Mexico City’s Foro Sol Stadium would have sold out in a matter of seconds, had servers not crashed from all the web traffic. Live Nation representative and concert promoter, Bruce Moran, and Memo Parra of promotion company OCESA, state “Paul McCartney has made history once again! His upcoming Mexico City show is the fastest sellout in the history of the venue, Foro Sol.
Everyone at Live Nation and OCESA are thrilled and honored that Sir Paul has agreed to return to Mexico, and the public has responded to the news in just an overwhelming fashion. Only the thrill of seeing Sir [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] live at Foro Sol will top the excitement in Mexico today!”
With the server crash, this incident should really make ticket venues understand the importance of further incorporating web-based sales. What do you think?