But this time...
Then we had a break. I jumped on the mobile and called the hotline again. I asked my instuctor if he minded if I used their internet (not telling him they I already had been!) and he was happy for me to do so. It must have been the authorisation part because I finally got on to the site! Woohoo!
I clicked the Sydney concert, then 2 tickets. New page comes up, those particular tickets were unavailable. Tried cheaper tickets. New page told me those tickets were unavailable. I tried the most expensive tickets. Unavailable! I tried 1 tickets for every price range. All unavailable!!
By this stage all tickets selections had a massive SOLD OUT over them.
Then I got a ring tone on the mobile! After about 5 minutes worth of disclaimers I finally got through to a living, breathing person. This was it.
"Hello, I'd like to purchase two tickets to the Sydney U2 concert please".
"I'm sorry but that convert is all sold out." said the Ticketek lady, who didn't sound sorry at all. It was 10.13.
So I was really, really, REALLY disappointed. I had finally thought of a great present and now I couldn't get it. Sob! No big suprise really, but I would have loved to get tickets.
I went home and told Bacon Boy that I had wanted to get him tickets, that I tried but couldn't. He was very good about it, told me not to be disappointed. I was anyway.
When BB was in the shower, I got a phone call from my friend, J.
"Hey." she said. "Did you get tickets?" I told her my long sob story, and then she uttered the magical words
"G. ended up buying extra tickets, he said he'd sell them to you!"
WOO HOO! ALRIGHT! HURRAY HURRAY HURRAY!
"You're the greatest!!" I told J. "Thank you so much! That's so awesome. Tell G ge is the greatest too! That's so awesome!" (I tend to repeat myself a bit when I'm excited.)
To tell you the truth, I was kinda torn between paying G for being a scalper and having tickets to see U2 live, and in the end the greed won out. Luckily G only charged my what he paid for them so that wasn't so bad.
Now I'm going to see U2!! I can't wait. It's going to kill me to keep the secret until Christmas day though. BB better be as excited as me!