This week, I’ve been booking to see some shows coming up for 2015 and 2016, because I’m super organised…okay, admittedly I did think I was booking for the Garrick’s Romeo and Juliet for May 2015…did not realise they were for May 2016 😛 Anyway, any theatregoer knows how much ‘fun’ the process of booking tickets online can be.
You’ve seen your show is booking. You don’t have priority booking, but you’re poised and ready to click when general public booking opens. Just one thing stands between you and those golden tickets.
The online ticket system.
And knowing just how much ‘fun’ this experience is, this week’s list is dedicated to the 12 stages of booking tickets that we all know and
loathe love. And what better way to explain how tres miserables booking tickets can be, than through gifs from Les Miserables!
Step 1: Public booking opens at 10.00. It’s 09.45, so you start looking at prices. Ah yes…money…
Step 2: But no time to think about that, IT’S 10.00!
Step 3: ‘You are now in a queue. There are 68 people in front of you in this queue. Please stay on this page and wait in this queue’.
Step 4: FINALLY, you’re in! You see the perfect date, the perfect seats. And they’re available.
Step 5: ‘These seats are no longer available, as they have been allocated to another user’.
Step 6: Back to the start of the queue. But finally, YOU’VE GOT THEM!
Step 7: Time to log in and book these bad boys! ‘What is your email or customer reference number?’
Step 8: ‘And your password?’ SHIT- I HAVEN’T LOGGED INTO THIS ACCOUNT FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, WHICH ONE IS IT?!
Step 9: So you spend the next 9 minutes looking through emails and requesting password change. As you enter the right password, this message appears: ‘The timer has run out. Your tickets have been released.’
Step 10: Repeat steps 3-9. Worst outcome? You don’t get the tickets.
Step 11: Or the best outcome: YOU GOT THE TICKETS!
Step 12: And count down the days! ONE DAY MORE…until it’s 97 days until the show!