Fans vie for last batch of Hannah Montana tickets - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Fans vie for last batch of Hannah Montana tickets

Lily (left) and Katy Smith celebrate as they purchase floor seats for the November 29th Hannah Montana show in Memphis.  After being sold out for months, a limited number of tickets went on sale Tuesday. Lily (left) and Katy Smith celebrate as they purchase floor seats for the November 29th Hannah Montana show in Memphis. After being sold out for months, a limited number of tickets went on sale Tuesday.

After being sold out for months, a limited number of tickets for the November 29th Hannah Montana show at FedExForum in Memphis went on sale Tuesday.

The tickets, available from Ticketmaster only online or by phone, were the object of desire for hundreds of fans across the Mid-South.

Six-year-old Lily Smith was one such fan.  Her mother, Katy, missed getting tickets when they were originally on sale.  Tuesday morning, she would get a second chance, as she tried to order tickets online.

"I think it would make a nice early Christmas present," she said.

Across town, Sherry Malone was ready to use her cell phone to try to purchase tickets for her grandchildren.

"I'm going shopping," she said, "trying to get that done, but this is like number one on my list."

The tickets went on sale exactly at noon.  At her computer, with her daughter at her side, Katy Smith logged on to Ticketmaster's website.

"I can't type, I'm so nervous," she said.

Malone, meanwhile, kept hitting redial on her phone.  She actually started calling Ticketmaster 10 minutes before the tickets went on sale.

"Nothing but busy," she said.

Six minutes in, and on her fifth try online, Smith met success.

"We got 'em!" she screamed her order went through. 

Smith was able to purchase two tickets to the show.

"I feel like a freak," she said through tears.  "Crying over Hannah Montana tickets!"

Malone continued to receive nothing but a frustrating busy signal.

"I'm thinking it's over," she said after trying for nearly 45 minutes.  "I'm thinking the few lucky ones got through, and that's it."

Katy and Lily Smith said they definitely felt lucky, as the looked forward to sitting in floor seats at the show.


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