We all knew that we've been collectively starved of live music for the past 15 months - but did anybody realise exactly how much we've missed it?
When the first large gig in Ireland was announced last week - James Vincent McMorrow with Sorcha Richardson at Dublin's Iveagh Gardens - it was inevitable that there would be a rush for tickets.
And with only 500 tickets available for the June 10th gig, and a demand that could probably outstrip that number 20 times over, only the very lucky and quick-of-click were going to nab tickets.
Tickets for the gig - one of the government's pilot gigs to test the safety of live events - went on sale at 10am this morning and appeared to sell out within minutes. At one point, the National Concert Hall's website crashed due to the number of people online attempting to secure tickets.
However, some persistent folk had remained online after the initial rush and seemed to secure the last of the tickets just before 10.30am.
As of now, however, the gig is officially sold out.
Needless to say, there were a lot of disappointed people on Twitter (as well as the odd smug one, who now hold the equivalent of gold dust).
See below for the reaction:
I was able to get 2 x tickets at 10:27am (after 40 mins of site crash error/maintenance error, 3 devices, multiple browsers, clearing cache, seeing sold out status, reading these tweets, giving up) delighted but not sure how it worked out
— Claire Murphy (@clairemurf) June 3, 2021