In reply to my own question and to help anyone next year. I rocked up (desperately hungover) at 9am and was already 1005th in the que. They were sold out about 5 mins after i picked mine up. i think about 1150th was probably last to get them...though not sure.
I would suggest 8.30 am next year and bring your PSP or a book. I had to sit and restrain myself from linching some drunks in the stands for 4 hours.
No i don't have spares..and yes i still need to get more....good luck though