Regular visitors to my blog will know that I am a bit of a festival nut. Glastonbury has got to be the ultimate Festival for any Festival Bucket List! It has been top of my own Festival Bucket List since I started it… Though I also really want to go to Shambala Festival in 2013 too… Those 2 are top of my 2013 list… This will be my first ever Glasto, so I’m very excited, especially because I know how lucky we were to get the tickets. We registered weeks ago, and the tickets sold in record time! I believe they sell somewhere in the region of 140,000 tickets and they went on sale at 9am today. Both Leila and I sat on our laptops with about 20 tabs open and both were also trying relentlessly to get through on the phone lines. I kept hitting redial and getting engaged tones and BT announcements saying that the network was currently down.
The See Tickets Website was little better than useless as it kept crashing. I managed too get through to the ticket reservation times several times only to have my hopes dashed when it would then fail to load the next screen. Finally I managed to get 3 windows open at once where I could enter my card details… Two of those crashed and burned, but at 10:38 my booking was confirmed! …Just two minutes later the tickets were sold out in record breaking time!
Thousands of disappointed and irate Festival goers were slating See Tickets inability to cope with the traffic and demand to their site… I have to say-I totally feel their pain. It was a complete shambles!
For us at least it was all with the hassle – hearing Leila screaming down the phone at me like she’d just won the Euro Millions Lottery was brilliant!
Did you get tickets?