I had a post scheduled for today. A normal post where I write about things that have happened (I did go on an epic run last night and do want to write about it) but today has turned into a mentally exhausting day for a number of factors. 1) my computer screen hurts my eyes and as it gets so dark here so quickly I don’t even have natural light to keep my company. 2) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets went on sale and trying to get my hands on a pair almost killed my mind.
If you wanted to buy tickets today you had to sign up as a priority member. At 10:45 you would get an email giving you the link to buy tickets. The email was sent to me late, really late so by the time I clicked on the link the queue was hours and hours long because there were over 30,000 people in front of me. Then once I could book the calendars didn’t work and I had to re-queue. That went on hours and hours. When I finally was able to buy a pair, I couldn’t pick seats and literally had to take what I could get because I only had 7 minutes to find a date in 2016 which suited (I don’t know what I am doing next month let alone what I will be doing in the latter half of 2016). I had to part with more money than I wanted and resented the fact. But I had queued for 4 hours so f*** me and them but they were getting my money.
All that exhausted my mind (poor mind) but it did get me thinking about why I was so determined to give them my money. True I love Harry Potter but not how much I spent – I love nothing at that price. So what was it that kept me on that stupid site for hours? I think the answer to that has to be stubbornness and pride. Stubbornness not to be beaten by a stupid website and an equally stupid queue (I am British after all) and pride because I can now say I bought tickets on the first day they went on sale for shows I am not going to see until in the next year. That’s right, the tickets I have are for November 2016.
I willingly gave people my money for something that I can’t enjoy until the end of 2016.
I am shaking my head at myself. Was it worth it? Truthfully right now the answer is no. That money would have been very helpful being used for more necessary things. Closer to the time I know I will feel differently but right now with it being over a year away I am finding it very hard to get excited. I am not of the generation which can’t live without instant gratification but November 2016 is a very, very long time away.
But you know what? I have tickets to go to the theatre to see something pretty epic. And it will be worthwhile. It will.
I am sure some of you tried to get tickets today. How did you find it? Were you successful?