And although tickets were still being sold outside the venue at a ticket booth
more than half of the venue seats were filled. (the parts that werent full were mainly
behind the stage and on the sides anyways.. so they must have had 25,000 or 30,000
ppl in the end...much better than i predicted.. so i apologise for making a comment
about them not being able to sell out Tokyo dome as they did a good job of that too!).
I think more tickets were sold when it was clear that the show was going to happen. Once the shows in Taipei and Seoul showed that Axl was serious and they *were* going to pull this tour off, ticket sales went up.
But, I do know the cheaper seats did sell out. All that was left were the 12,000 yen tix (which was most of the venue anyway).
I bought a pair of tickets from Yahoo Auctions and got "arena A12" seats (about 15th row - still in front of the stage) for only $20 more than face. These were CHOICE seats, and I was shocked they didn't go for more (but I wasn't complaining!)
But, I got these right before the Taipei show.
After each successful show, good seats started to get pricier. Lesser-quality seat than the ones I bought started selling for a lot more than what I paid. (I love it when that happens!)
I think the fantastic set done in Osaka brought even more people to Tokyo Dome.
In the end, we saw a FANTASTIC show that more than made up for my bad memories of 1992 (For the '92 tour, I waited ALL night in front of a Ticket Pia to get tickets (in FREEZING cold rural Japan). I was first in line, but the idiot they had running the show that morning didn't really know how to operate the machine. By the time she generated my tickets, I was all the way back into the "E" block of Tokyo Dome! I ended up having to watch the ENTIRE show on the screen that was on the back of the light tower. That incident still makes me gnash my teeth!)