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    Posted on Oct 7, 2013

    Why Buying Tickets For Glastonbury Festival Is The Worst Thing Ever

    Want tickets? Just click F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 and then have a little cry.

    So Glastonbury 2013 was a success wasn't it?

    Ian Gavan / Getty Images

    But then out of the blue, you get THIS EMAIL.

    It CAN'T be ticket day already surely? You were there just DAYS ago.

    Or watching it on the iPlayer, of course.

    So... it begins. You wake up at 8.30am ON A SUNDAY MORNING.

    You find some computers and load the website.

    LIKE. EVERY. DEVICE. YOU'VE. EVER. OWNED.

    You see their ticketing instructions on Twitter...

    If you're trying for tickets in the morning, only have one tab open at a time - multiple tabs can cause problems with your transaction.

    Glastonbury Festival

    @GlastoFest

    If you're trying for tickets in the morning, only have one tab open at a time - multiple tabs can cause problems with your transaction.

    / Via

    ...which you ignore. Instead, you launch 263 tabs.

    *breathe in* OK guys here we go...

    Tickets for for Glastonbury 2014 will go on sale in 20 minutes (at 9am), from http://t.co/3SpJCUdwtm

    Glastonbury Festival

    @GlastoFest

    Tickets for for Glastonbury 2014 will go on sale in 20 minutes (at 9am), from http://t.co/3SpJCUdwtm

    / Via

    THREE. TWO. ONE. HERE WE....... oh.

    Maybe it's just an error. You click refresh.

    Lol jokes one more time.

    It's not getting to you or anything.

    After half an hour of refreshing you get THIS.

    Twitter: @charlottesid

    This is handy considering that tickets went on sale half an hour ago.

    We are experiencing technical issues this morning, we are working as fast as we can to resolve and will update as soon as possible.

    See Tickets

    @seetickets

    We are experiencing technical issues this morning, we are working as fast as we can to resolve and will update as soon as possible.

    / Via

    WOW THANKS SEETICKETS.

    Let's not blame @seetickets, it's not like they KNEW so may people would be trying to get on their website at one time #glastonbury #glasto

    Alex Wilson

    @adjwilson

    Let's not blame @seetickets, it's not like they KNEW so may people would be trying to get on their website at one time #glastonbury #glasto

    / Via

    Such bad luck See Tickets should experience technical issues today.

    Matthew Horton

    @matthewjh

    Such bad luck See Tickets should experience technical issues today.

    / Via

    And now we go live to the desk of the Head of Server Reliability at Seetickets #glastonbury

    Kevin Maguire

    @kevmaguire

    And now we go live to the desk of the Head of Server Reliability at Seetickets #glastonbury

    / Via

    Then suddenly, out of nowhere...

    Update - after a very difficult half an hour, we've stabilised and are processing orders. Lots of orders! Sorry for the inconvenience

    See Tickets

    @seetickets

    Update - after a very difficult half an hour, we've stabilised and are processing orders. Lots of orders! Sorry for the inconvenience

    / Via

    They are *really* sorry, so it's fine. RT @seetickets Now selling approx 3000 tickets a minute. Again, we're really sorry.

    Richard James

    @richjamesmetro

    They are *really* sorry, so it's fine. RT @seetickets Now selling approx 3000 tickets a minute. Again, we're really sorry.

    / Via

    And does it work for you?

    It starts to get worse. Everyone starts tweeting that they have got tickets.

    You? Nothing. You see dubious ticket 'shortcuts' on your twitter feed.

    You click on all of them anyway. Does it work?

    You aren't annoyed by this at all.

    Virgin Media / Via tumblr.com

    You then see this. Time is slipping away.

    Then suddenly, after your index finger falls off from pressing F5 every two seconds... you get there.

    You lost your registration number, and your friends. You do a quick search round the house.

    Jack Mackie Pictures / Nickelodeon Productions

    You find them. You enter them on to the page...... THEN THE PAGE TIMES OUT.

    The inevitable.

    Then you read this message, and even though you have had the worst 1 hour 27 minutes all year...

    Tickets for Glastonbury 2014 have now Sold Out, in 1h 27m (a record). Here's a note from Michael and Emily Eavis…

    Glastonbury Festival

    @GlastoFest

    Tickets for Glastonbury 2014 have now Sold Out, in 1h 27m (a record). Here's a note from Michael and Emily Eavis…

    / Via

    You just can't hate. You love them too much.

    Well, bar See Tickets... who then shared this.

    Facebook: seetickets

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