Eager Pulp fans queued today to snap up tickets for the Sheffield legends’ first hometown gig in over a decade.
Standing tickets for the one-off show at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, December 8, sold out within minutes, with ticket sellers’ phone lines and websites swamped.
But fans keen to guarantee their place at Jarvis and co’s homecoming flocked to the Attercliffe venue in person - and also lined up outside independent shop Record Collector in Broomhill, where 150 paper tickets had been set aside for Sheffielders at Pulp’s specific request.
Teacher Vicky Mann, aged 38, from Crosspool, was one of those queuing outside the Fulwood Road store before it opened at 9am. She said: “I can remember Pulp the first time around. It’s not every day you get to see them in Sheffield and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was our last chance.”