[csaa-forum] Steve Irwin, RIP

Melissa Gregg m.gregg at uq.edu.au
Fri Sep 15 08:54:28 CST 2006

Dear Cultural Studies academics of Australasia,

Please explain:

Irwin memorial tickets predicted to sell out in minutes

Police expect tickets for Steve Irwin's public memorial service to be  
allocated within minutes when they become available this morning at  
9am AEST.

Hundreds of people have been queuing throughout the night at Ticketek  
outlets in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo in south- 
east Queensland.

There is a four-ticket per person limit on the tickets and a head  
count by police has confirmed that all of the tickets at Australia  
Zoo have now been accounted for.

Five-and-a-half-thousand tickets are being made available for the  
public farewell that will be held at the Zoo's Crocoseum next Wednesday.

Jay-Anne Hughes was first in line at Maroochydore's Ticketek office.

"I wanted to guarantee that we would we were able to go on Wednesday  
and I was actually supposed to be having a baked dinner at my mum's  
house, but I saw it on the news that people had started lining up so  
I missed the baked dinner and shot down here and luckily I was here  
before anyone," she said.


Interesting, isn't it, that the baked dinner still seems to be the  
ultimate sacrifice in our culture (remember when Tom Cruise couldn't  
even generate the same noble gesture? How times have changed...)

M Gregg

Dr. Melissa Gregg
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies
Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland 4072
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