Back in the day, when I watched popular movies like Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, you think I would have learned from the days when I would stand in line for a long time, waiting to get in, not knowing if it would be sold out and I’d be out of luck or not. This has been the struggle for some time.
But then……..people came up with the idea of pre-buying tickets for a show or event! A novel concept! Guarantee your pass into your event well in advance and be sure to get in!
As long as the process to getting said tickets works well, it’s a great time-saver. When it doesn’t work – not so much. I learned this painful lesson with the latest Star Wars movie.
Silly me, thinking it wouldn’t still be hard to get in to see a movie one week later. What was I thinking? I couldn’t get my app access to work and the site was being a pain, so I toughed it and left to see if I could catch the matinee for this epic flick. Well…….two things were working against me in this regard – it was only one week after release, and I’m in a larger area than where I saw the first movie in 1977.
Needless to say, I did not get in. The show was sold out for 5:20, and wouldn’t get a chance until 8:30. Well, the distance wasn’t worth driving twice, so I called it off. I went home, wrestled with the site and app, and finally got both working. I then booked two tickets for the following weekend – coming up on January 2.
I can wait. It was a lesson learned. Frustration is less now than it was that night. I was an idiot for thinking I could just go to a theatre and get tickets to a massively popular movie within a month of release.