Paul Simon Tickets Gone In An Hour
It only took one hour for free tickets to singer/songwriter Paul Simon’s Sept. 22-24 concert and lectures at Emory University to disappear on Monday.
A line formed outside the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts early Monday and wrapped around the building when the box office opened at 10 a.m.
By 10:30 a.m., all the tickets were gone for the Tuesday, Sept. 24, concert in the Schwartz Center. Simon will perform with guitarist Mark Stewart.
About 11 a.m., all the tickets had been given out for events to be held in Glenn Auditorium: a 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, lecture on “Sailing on an Endless Sea: My Life as a Songwriter;” a 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, public conversation between Simon and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins; and an 8:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, lecture on “View From Cloud: The Solitary Artist in a Collaborative Environment.”
Tickets were free but you had to pick them up in person or order by phone. Several readers commenting on Decatur Metro said they had no luck ordering by phone.