I got tickets to Glastonbury 2013 with 2 minutes to spare before it sold out!!

Glastonbury 2013 sold out in 1 hour 40 minutes

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!

Glasto Twitter Feed

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?

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6 Comments on “I got tickets to Glastonbury 2013 with 2 minutes to spare before it sold out!!”

  1. Leila
    October 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    I cant believe how hard it was, the redial button pressing, plus pages refreshing. Dying for the loo. I was quite resiliant, but did not get anywhere. Luckily my guardian angel (fallen from the sky by accident) managed it. Thank you Emma for all these memories and experiences I am sharing with you. I AM SO EXCITED!

    • October 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Awww, thank you for helping me make such cool memories! Wouldn’t be half as much fun doing it on my own!! 😀

  2. Jim McCaig
    October 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    Okay, people using a bug to fix their comp via efestivals got in within 45 mins and got tickets. Glastonbury organisers shld hang their heads in shame. You don’t lack the cash or wherewithal so stop shafting the public with third world sites and idiotic ticket sale set ups.
    Twats!

    • October 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

      I had no idea about that! I will know where to check in the future when I want to get through then! hanks for the heads up… You’re right too-it was incredibly frustrating to have such a poor service, and I have also heard that some people would have been charged for receiving an engaged tone.. I happen to know that I connected to an engaged tone over 100 times from my mobile phone alone, so if that really is the case-they will have cost a lot of disappointed people money for nothing! Grrr

  3. October 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Hi Emma! Found your blog through life listed. Brilliant stuff! Have found loads of inspiration for my challenge. Going to put you on my blog roll. Please take a look at my writing if you get a chance, would love your comments! Jojo

  4. October 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    SO JEALOUS!!! I was gutted when I missed out, you’re going to have an amazing time xx

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