Tickets to the Sydney 2002 Gay Games are selling. Not selling like hot cakes, mind, or even like cold ones. They’re not being snapped up like, say, tickets to a Madonna concert or a performance of the Ring cycle. But they’re selling well: over 4,000 so far, in the space of just over a week.

Sydney 2002 Gay Games co-chair Bev Lange told Sydney Star Observer that the board was extremely pleased with initial ticket sales.

It’s a great kick-off, she said. It’s told us we’re doing a number of things well, and given energy back to the staff and volunteers. It’s a very tangible acknowledgment of the work they have done.

Tickets to the opening ceremony and the harbour-side Sunset party have proved to be the hottest items thus far, although neither event is yet in danger of selling out. The aquatic events, the physique event, Bea Arthur’s solo show And Then There’s Bea and the choral event Sing Out To The World have also been popular with ticket buyers.

Ticket sales so far represent hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organisation.

We’re thrilled to little bitsies, Lange said, somewhat jokingly. Only a couple of million to go.

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