The confirmation emails for those who applied for Ed Sheeran's VH1 Storytellers gig at Whelan's, Dublin this Saturday went out yesterday evening - so if you didn't get an email, unfortunately it looks like you weren't selected.
These people were, though, and they're extremely happy about being one of 400 (or 800, rather) lucky souls who'll be in the Dublin venue for Sheeran's two gigs - a dress rehearsal at 5pm, followed by the actual gig later that night (which will be broadcast live on VH1, so at least you'll get to see it.)
I FUCKING GOT ED SHEERAN TICKETS IVE STOPPED BREATHING HELP ME LIVE
— â™› (@SelinaFaith_x) January 20, 2015
So I just got 2 Ed Sheeran tickets in my email for his private gig in whelans sat night! So many people applied... http://t.co/Tmz9zzQ3LL
— Jennifer Healy (@Jennifer_Healy) January 20, 2015
— David Daly (@DaLy_Afc) January 20, 2015
— Rebecca (@rebeccamcaree) January 20, 2015
See you in Whelans on Saturday @edsheeran!! Bringing the housemate so she said you can come back to our gaff for an after-party :D
— Louise (@louise_eve) January 20, 2015
Needless to say, there were a lot of people who didn't manage to get their hands on tickets. Their reaction ranged from the disappointed:
— Monica Daly (@mon_daly) January 20, 2015
To the defiant: (Whelan's? Pfft. How about Vegas, BIATCH?!)
@edsheeran have a blast playing in Whelans.. its my home town so wish I could be there. but sure Ill be seeing in Vegas in May.....
— pamela (@pamelamaginn) January 20, 2015
To the downright angry:
I never won the ed sheeran tickets FUCK THAT ðŸ˜©
— Caitriona Nolan (@CaitrionaNolan_) January 20, 2015
I hate everyone that got tickets to the @edsheeran concert in Whelans ðŸ˜¢
— Aisling (@aislingkirrane) January 20, 2015
To the confused:
@edsheeran wtf is happening with the tickets for Ireland I am so confused#
— cd (@ciaradawson9) January 13, 2015
The conspiracy theorists were out in force (THOSE PESKY DUBS!):
Anyone outside of Dublin manage to win tickets to see Ed Sheeran in Whelans?ðŸ˜'
— Sandra Caffrey (@SandraCaffrey) January 20, 2015
— debbie parkinson (@debezze) January 20, 2015
Hmm. people who got tickets for the @edsheeran whelans gig either: were from Dublin or had connections somewhere along the line. Shocker .
— kate o shaughnessy (@katieshox) January 21, 2015
Okay, so actually all of the people that won the tickets to Ed Sheeran are from Dublin..
— Amy O'Connor (@amyoconnor93) January 20, 2015
seems funny that most people that got ed sheeran tickets live in dublin.
— David Gazeley (@Davogazeley1996) January 20, 2015
And there was bartering and sales of souls offered for a spare ticket:
I'd sell my soul for Ed Sheeran tickets for Whelan's on Saturday.
— Pope Midget III (@Triona95) January 19, 2015
— Aaron O Sullivan (@AaronOSullivan6) January 19, 2015
Sell my soul to a ginger for tickets to that Ed Sheeran gig in Whelans
— Gary Fitzsimons (@GaryFitzsimons_) January 7, 2015
But in the end, there was simply acceptance.
Devastated I didn't get @edsheeran tickets for whelans!just have to buy tickets to the next concert,it's ridiculous I haven't seen him yetðŸ˜ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?
— Saoirse (@__Sirsh__) January 20, 2015
Slowly accepting the fact that I didn't win tickets to see Ed Sheeran in Whelans bar #:'-(
— â€¢ Pippa â€¢ (@pipparyan00) January 20, 2015
If you're going to either gig, enjoy!