So I am at the door for the umpteenth time. Do not know why I keep doing it. I guess it’s beacuse ultimately my husband and i are responsible for what goes on and down in the space.
There is also a lot of cash exchanging hands and i trust myself implicitly, so that would be another reason. But It is not fun. It’s not fun partially because we tend to be too lax with the rules. Really the way to do it is print x number of tickets, not accept any reservations, and once the tickets sell out, that’s it! Of course you could allocate a portion of ticket sales at the door. say one fifth, for people who find it impossible to come to the office to purchase tickets during working hours.
Then there are all the friends, relatives who sms and phone asking for tickets…
So I got into two fights (sort of) at the gate. Serves me right for advertising the concert on my blog stating that you could purchase tickets at the door. We sold out of tickets on Thursday, from my office. I was not expecting so many people to turn up ticketless- 210 people to be exact. just finished doing all the accounts. So in theory that’s 350 tickets sold and 210 at the gate, which makes 560. The americans should be happy.
I thought the concert way too short, and as I was at the door for most of the playing, I did not really get to see the band. Great musicians, though. very accomplished, technically brilliant. loved the bass player and the drummer. I personally think they cut it short, as they were really hungry after spending a day at the beach. They went off to the Lagoon for Seafood.
Next time, i won’t be at the door, so you can all be thankful.