The last tickets to see Australian rock legends Midnight Oil in Thirroul vanished faster than a bead of sweat off frontman Peter Garrett's head, leaving many Illawarra fans furious at online ticket scalpers.
The last tickets for the May 23 show went on sale at 10am Friday.
But while some buyers were successful in securing their prize, others were furious that by 10.01am they were being told by Ticketmaster that none were available. Many took to the band's social media pages to vent.
Oils guitarist Jim Moginie had earlier spoken out after Tuesday's pre-release appeared to have been swamped by sellers linked to the ticket resale site Viagogo. Tickets sold for about $90 but were up on Viagogo for up to $1500 within an hour. They are now being offered for between $449 and $2999 each.
The Mercury asked Midnight Oil's promoters, Mushroom, about the problems with automated re-sellers scalping tickets - but no response was received.