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Dublin: 5 °C Friday 13 December, 2019

The 8 emotional stages of failing to secure tickets to Ed Sheeran's Whelan's gig


WE HATE TO be a bearers of bad news, but if you haven’t got an email about the intimate Ed Sheeran gig in Whelan’s on Saturday, you won’t be going.

According to the venue, all successful applicants would be notified by 5pm today.

Take a minute.


It’s OK, we know what you’re going through.

1. You gave it all you could

If you didn’t have 30 friends and relatives in your corner, what was the point?

2. You practiced the holy trinity of browsing Twitter, listening to Ed and praying

3. And all of that REASONING

As farfetched as it may be.

4. Constant, endless refreshing

Sore fingers are now the least of your worries.


5. You tried to bargain with the world

6. Made attempts at making sense of it all

7. Then there was sensible reasoning

8. Followed by deep feelings of resentment towards those who got THE EMAIL

Nevermind… we’re sure this will happen again, at some stage.


Just spare a thought for Ed, who has this to deal with. Nice one David O’Doherty.

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