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14 thoughts we had while trying to get Harry Potter tickets

Written by
Delima Shanti

UPDATE: All tickets to the first release of priority tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are sold out. But don't worry, more priority booking tickets will be made available from noon (AEST) on Wednesday, August 1. Make sure you get in quick!  

Tickets went on sale today for those who signed up for priority early tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Time Out Melbourne editors Cass Knowlton and Delima Shanti were among those who wanted tickets as soon as humanly possible. Here is how it went. 

  1. There are HOW MANY people in the line ahead of me? (over 35,000).
  2. I really feel like a priority ticket buyer when there are only 34,000 people ahead of me.
  3. I've been on the phone to [insert telco company name/government body] before, this is nothing...
  4. I'm pleasantly surprised the site hasn't broken down yet, let's see if that changes.
  5. Is this show even really that good? Wait, Time Out New York gave it five stars, I guess I'll keep waiting.
  6. I haven't actually read the Cursed Child script (sorry not sorry), will I have time to finish the book by the time that line goes into the single digits? 
  7. Oh my God, what if I accidentally close the window and I have to go back to the start of the queue?
  8. I've made it this far without seeing any spoilers. Can I avoid spoilers until 2019? Is it too late for #keepthesecrets?
  9. I have an important meeting this arvo, how do I tell my boss I can't make it because I'm waiting for tickets?
  11. Maybe I should give up on this and just see Puffs instead?
  12. It's past lunch time and I check progress on the queue only to find that I'm still 10,000 people away from getting tickets to the show of my dreams: 
  13. I'm next in line... 
  14. When I FINALLY get tickets: 

Missed out on priority tickets? Don't worry, the general public ticket sales are still to come, here's how to get your tickets. 

Read a snippet of Time Out London's review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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