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michael jackson's last London gigs turn hot

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It seems that Jackomania has gripped people all over the world. As michael jackson prepares for his 'last ever" London gigs, the demand for concert tickets has soared, leaving the sales website eventually crashed.

Nearly 360,000 fans have snapped up tickets for his final UK concerts so far. Die-hard Jacko fans, from Congo and Australia have got the chance to get their tickets. The first 100,000 pre-sale tickets were snapped up within two hours of the website opening yesterday and in 10 hours, some 240,000 tickets – costing 50 pounds and 75 pounds – had been sold.

Some people are even trying to cash in. One of the punters has already put a pair of tickets on eBay for 10,000 pounds. “It"s been quite extraordinary. Showbusiness history has been made," the Daily Star quoted a spokesman for promoters AEG Live as saying. “The demand has been massive," he added.

Some fans were disappointed when a technical glitch caused the website to crash. “We witnessed an unprecedented level of demand. Apologies to those fans who were unable to log on," said Ticketmaster managing director Chris Edmonds.

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