With today’s economy, tickets to shows may be the last thing on your priority list. Leave it to Lily Allen to help out.

Since the start of her rumored “final tour”, Allen has been hosting scavenger hunts for tickets via Twitter. On the day of the performance, she usually makes cryptic and riddle-like Twitter posts, leaving only the fans to figure them out, and find the tickets.

A regular scavenger hunt update will go something like this:

“This scavenger hunt is becoming a hoot , you’ll find your prize at the start of this route.”
“are you game fa a laf el ? come down to lake. You’re in the wrong place if you fancy a steak.”
“The garden of sculptures , you’ll find the money . Its pretty much easter so go find the bunny.”

The only way you would be able to figure out the riddles is to know the area or city well.

So far, all the tickets she has been hiding have been found, and it seems like Lily’s scavenger hunt idea is a success.

However, Lily isn’t the only one using Twitter to let fans know how to get last-minute tickets.
Recently, William Beckett (The Academy Is…) let fans know that if they knocked on the door of the bus, and answered three trivia questions, they would a pair of tickets to the sold-out show.
Travis Clark   (We The Kings) does things a little differently though, rather than test the fans, he lets them know that if they go up to the box office and tell them the secret name he has told via Twitter, they will get a pair of tickets.

Could this become a brand new trend to get last-minute tickets?
Whether or not it does, it is interesting, and more artists should start taking note of it.

Lily Allen US Tour Dates:
17 Apr 2009 – 9.30 Club, Washington DC, Washington DC – SOLD OUT
18 Apr 2009 – Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – SOLD OUT
19 Apr 2009 – House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
20 Apr 2009 – Roseland, New York, New York – SOLD OUT
22 Apr 2009 – Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, Ontario – SOLD OUT

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