The Press reports:
Lance Bradford says he was so determined to get Metallica tickets that he quit his job before camping overnight at a Ticketek outlet.
His employer would not give him the afternoon off to set up camp outside Canterbury University’s student union, so the driller quit.
Bradford, 23, said he was “ripped and angry” when Metallica said they were coming to New Zealand, but not to Christchurch.
This month, his favourite band announced a surprise Christchurch date, with tickets going on sale at 9am today.
“When I found out they were coming, I thought if they are willing to come down here, then I’m willing to quit my job and come down here to line up,” Bradford said.
While admiring of his tenacity and determination to get Metallica tickets, I do hope he finds another job and doesn’t plan to go onto welfare anytme soon.
If he does, he may get a nasty surprise, discovering WINZ staff do read newspapers.
Another solution may have been to keep the job and pay a friend to queue up for you.
Incidentally if I was his employer, I’d definitely give him leave to queue up for music tickets so long as the absence was not going to critically affect things.