Today was THE day the musical gods released general sale tickets for Hamilton, an American Musical. The London edition. Sadly, I was not among the smug pre sale paperless ticket holders. No, I was among today’s midday masses. The fans poised at their computer, or computers if they were savvy enough, to buy the left overs. The scraps.
After many failed attempts, on different devices, to snatch only two tickets, I gave up. As soon as the tick box started showing pictures of road signs to prove I wasn’t some automated bot or virus, I knew it was time to throw in the towel. And oddly enough, I didn’t feel bad. Or upset. At all. Here are four reasons why I am not bothered that I didn’t get Hamilton tickets.
1. I’m limited (sorry wrong Musical…)
I don’t live in London. I’m Northern. I’ve explained this before and listed Top 5 shows I’d like to see tour. Day trips are possible but only on a weekend matinee, with a lot of planning ahead to snatch the cheapest train tickets. I also don’t want to book too far in advance, who knows what I’ll be doing in 2018! So I knew I would be hard pushed to sneak a weekend slot within the first three months of opening anyway.
2. Trusting others
To be completely honest, I don’t know a huge amount about this Musical. I remember seeing a huge queue for it in New York. I know my twitter feed is awash with Hamilton news. But should this be enough to make me watch it immediately? I like that I will be able to read lots of reviews, from some of my favourite bloggers, before committing to the show.
3. Wait for it
I have proven I have patience. I obsessed over Wicked the Musical and waited five years to finally see that. It meant I appreciated every last second. Simply standing outside the Apollo Victoria Theatre was exciting. Even in the gods the dragon jumped out at me whilst the emerald map glittered. Obviously ‘defying gravity’ blew me away and I still have my precious souvenir key-ring. So I think I can wait for it…
4. I’ve saved some dollar
I know people who have spent hundreds of pounds on premier tickets. If that is what you would like to spend your money on, then great! But I can’t justify forking out that much on a Musical I am not dying to see. So I’ll keep my cash for something else nice. I will invest my time and money in the Northern scene and maybe a nice spa day…
So even though I won’t be in the room where it happens anytime soon, I think I will be just fine. For now I can binge on the Hamilton Mixtape.
Image credit: Hamilton Musical