GetMeTickets Agree with Glastonbury Ticket SecurityWritten by Michael Rangos
London, 1 April 2005 – Michael Eavis and GetMeTickets.net cooperate to improve security of Glastonbury ticket sales. After discussing this years ticketing structure with Michael Eavis, GetMeTickets.net understand his genuine concerns over festival’s security and would not like to be part of any efforts to compromise it. During a recent visit to Getmetickets.net's London offices, Michael Eavis commented: “The Glastonbury Festival 2005 is gearing to be one of best festivals ever. We have confirmed some of biggest acts in world and I am really looking forward to it. We have spent a lot of time looking at different ways of selling Festival tickets to reduce problems that people had last year. This year we have introduced photographic ids and various other security features on Glastonbury tickets which should make their re-sale virtually impossible. I am glad that Mr Rangos, and his company Getmetickets.net, has agreed to join us in making Glastonbury ticketing system impenetratable ”. Last year GetMeTickets.net sold over 500 tickets – vast majority of these customers attended Festival without problem and it was a great success. Michael Rangos, Managing Director of Getmetickets.net, observed: “Getmetickets.net is extremely proud of its excellent service, devotion of it staff and its reputation as 'front row specialists'. While we would have preferred to be able to provide tickets for Glastonbury Festival this year, we consider it in best interests of Festival that we take these steps. The huge percentage of returning satisfied customers amongst our exquisite clientele is a unique testament to company's reliability, professionalism and authenticity. It is to be hoped that BBC Watchdog’s inaccurate reporting will be retracted and a more balanced, accurate portrayal of company be presented in due course.”
Art Deco and Its Enduring PopularityWritten by Rosana Hart
Elegance and geometrical shapes are among hallmarks of many of art deco objects which are still popular today. The art deco movement was at its height during years between World War I and World War II, roughly 1920 to 1939. The style took its name from 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, so "deco" is short for "decorative."
Art deco became widespread in architecture, interior design including furniture and dishes, clothing, jewelry, poster art, and practically any art form. It started in Europe, but was used even more in United States.
It drew widely on many forms of art from past: Oriental and Middle Eastern art (including Egyptian), Greek and Roman works, Mayan shapes and designs. But it was considered extremely modern and used many machine and automobile design elements like wheels and gears. Rooted in some of avant-garde painting styles of era, art deco is characterized by abstraction, distortion, and simplification. Very intense colors were common, as were geometric shapes.
Above all, art deco was a celebration of modern life, an elegant and sophisticated look which was available in many ways. There were luxurious items for wealthy, and mass-produced items for middle class. In architecture, there were theaters, restaurants, hotels, ocean liners, and even World's Fair exhibitions. It may seem bittersweet to us so much later, but it represented a joyous delight in rise of commerce, technology, and speed.