Fans pay $4 000 each to see Lady Gaga

2012-02-28 08:00

Hong Kong – Hong Kong fans are paying the equivalent of nearly $4 000 for black market tickets to see pop star Lady Gaga perform in the city for the first time.

Buyers queued for up to three days to get tickets for the second of two shows by the US star on May 2 and 3 which sold out within 90 minutes of going on sale yesterday, the South China Morning Post reported today.

Tickets with a face value equivalent to $200 were immediately being traded on the black market at the equivalent of $3 868 each, according to the report.

Police were called to deal with scuffles and allegations of queue-jumping outside at least one of 29 outlets where tickets went on sale.

A second Lady Gaga date was added after tickets for the first show at Hong Kong’s 14 000-capacity AsiaWorld-Expo venue on May 2 sold out within hours last week.

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