Last week I tried to get a £10 ticket to the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus using the Barclays Front Row Scheme. Instead of selling day seats, the Donmar Warehouse releases those seats online two weeks in advance of the shows The show’s regular seats sold out the same day tickets were released in July-it’s a 250 seat capacity venue
Since the tickets are cheap and demand is extraordinarily high, the website kept crashing last week. Every time I saw an available ticket and clicked on it, it was gone by the time the page refreshed.
So I was expecting the worst when I tried again this week. And the website had even more issues than before. I panicked knowing this was my last chance to get tickets since I’m leaving so soon. I kept refreshing the page hoping something would come through.
And it did! So on my second-to-last night in London I will be seeing Coriolanus!
Of course, I was scrolling through Twitter and someone tweeted that they had simply called the box office this morning to get the £10 tickets. I guess that’s a lesson that technology doesn’t always mean efficiency.
As far as actual Black Friday, I did do a little online shopping and purchased a new cell phone. The day before I left for London I lost my phone. Woops. Already stressed by my pending journey, I decided to not worry too much about it. However, my mom has yet to find it in the house so it must be gone for good. I really was going to try to make that sad little Blackberry, which constantly gave me the white screen of death and crashed all the time, last until I graduated.
So if you can’t call or text me as soon as I get back to the U.S., it means I haven’t set up my phone yet with Virgin Mobile.