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  1. It was defintely her - she was taking photos all through the Zeppelin set. Jimmy gave her a tiny little wave at one stage. I have a photo of her that I was going to copy into this post but I don't seem to be able to do that.
  2. There are programmes that will extract and download video content from You Tube and other sites. If you use firefox you can get an addon called Video Download Helper that will do it for you. Here's a link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006 I also have one called Videoraptor that I got free with Nero burning software. I'm sure there are a load of others out there too. Hope this helps
  3. I don't have any answers about how to ensure the equitable and fair distribution of tickets to see any future Led Zeppelin concerts if they take place, or any other concerts with a high demand for that matter. But I think we have to realise that trying to keep tickets out of the hands of touts and trying to ensure 'genuine fans' get tickets are two separate things. One is probably achievable (keeping the tickets away from the touts) but the other is not. The notion of a 'genuine fan' is totally subjective and there is no set of criteria for determining who should be considered to be one. Can joining and participating in a forum be considered a measure of how much someone is a fan? I don't think it can. There must be thousands of lifelong fans out there who have never joined a forum or never even read one but this doesn't make them any less of a fan. At the same time, it's entirely possible that someone joins a forum after listening to the band for a year or two, buying two or three albums and posting twenty times a day - that doesn't make them anymore of a genuine fan than someone who has been listening to the band for decades but who doesn't have the time or interest to post in a forum. If you start to think about how ticket distributors might allocate tickets to genuine fans is soon becomes absurd. They'd need to put in place some convoluted system whereby you could demonstrate that you'd been listening to the band for decades, had all the albums, knew something about the band etc - and that is not going to happen. Harvey Goldsmith is concerned to keep the tickets out of the hands of ticket touts because, as he repeatedly states, they make money from the secondary ticket market but contribute nothing to the industry, but this is not the same thing as wanting to ensure fans get tickets. If anything, the ballot system and not stopping the sale of passcodes on ebay probably meant that more genuine fans got to see the reunion show than would have been the case had the rules been strictly enforced. Those who were willing to take a risk with spending money on a passcode and tickets that might not get them into the show, or willing to spend huge amounts of money for tickets on ebay, must have really wanted to see the show. I was at the O2 show, and I met more people there who had either bought passcodes or tickets from ebay than who won the ballot. I'm not suggesting that this is a way to ensure fans get tickets as it's clearly unfair that those who have money to risk, cars to sell, or can get bank loans etc can get to see a show while those that don't can't go. But I don't think it's a simple matter of ensuring that touts don't get tickets so that fans can. Just my $0.02.
  4. They'd be a better support band for a Zeppelin tour than The Cult
  5. I'll be at the O2 show and it's cost me a lot to get there. But, I still hope they tour and don't have any bitter tainting my sweet at the moment. I'd love a tour - there would be something to look forward to after the O2 show. Also, as someone pointed out above, I think the atmosphere at the O2 will be absolutely electric. Another point is that if they tour there's a good chance they'll be playing in huge venues that'll make the O2 show seem intimate in comparison. So, I'm all for a tour! Would I have been so desperate to get to the O2 if I had known they were going to tour? Possibly not, but I'm glad I did, tour or no tour.
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