Big Bang Update

Just a quick update about my Big Bang Theory ticket quest…

I woke up earlier than I usually do to help MJ with her breakfast.  I had totally forgot it was Monday -the day they release Big Bang Theory tickets.  We’ve had a super busy week and to be totally honest, I was starting to give up on it.

But I was up so I thought why not try again!
I opened 4 browser windows and began the wait.

They say the tickets are usually up around 8:30am.  I started hitting the site around 10 minutes to 8 just to be sure.  Around 8 is when the site starts to get bogged down and the refresh-your-browsers game begins. The site basically gets so overloaded you can’t access the ticket page so you have to just keep reloading over and over and over.  You’d think they’d have a better way, but that’s just how it is.

I found a blog from a girl who gives tips on how to get tickets.  Apparently she goes all the time -even though it states you’re only supposed to go once per season.  *ahem*  Anyway, she said that there’s only about 200 seats total for each show.  Not a lot.  She also said there were a lot of people who not only traveled to be there but traveled from other countries!  No wonder tickets are so hard to come by.

So I refreshed my browsers and had some breakfast.  It’s kinda boring and exciting all at once.  Hard to not get your hopes up.  Every now and then the order page comes up but the tickets aren’t listed.  It’s such a tease.
About 8:40 one of the browsers got the ticket page loaded.  I scrolled through the show listings….   The Big Bang Theory * 3/26/13 * 6:30 PM
ARE YOU SHITTING ME?!??

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There it was!
I couldn’t type my info in fast enough.
Hit submit….

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This is the page that comes up when you can’t get through.  The page I’d been staring at for the last half hour and who knows how many hours in trying to get these tickets for the last few months.
Refresh. Nothing.
Refresh. Nothing.
Refresh. Nothing.
Refresh…

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What?!??   But I filled everything out correctly!  I checked!  ARGHhhhh!

Hit the back button, tickets still listed.  Whew.
Filled it out.  Double checked.  Hit submit…
Same.
Same sequence happens again and again.

So I try another browser and the same thing happens.
I’m so sad and frustrated and finally the tickets disappear from the site and only Standby remains.  As much as I want to see the show I just don’t want to wait in line 8 hours for standby with the chance that you still might not get in.

I decided to go to the Audiences Unlimited website and see if they had an e-mail contact.  I had just happened to screen shot everything, maybe they could help?  Why not, right?
I sent them an e-mail and about 20 minutes later received one back…

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I’M IN!!!  I GOT IT!!!
I only got one ticket, but that’s OK.  I watched the show alone in my hospital room so I guess it seems fitting to go and see them by myself.
Thanks everyone for the help.  And thank you to my new best friend Steve from Audiences Unlimited for hooking me up! I’m so looking forward to this!

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