World Cup Story Part 3 – World Cup Tickets part 1
Now Australia had made the World Cup Finals, we now had to plan our trip and get tickets. Without rehashing the FFA Travel Debacle, the system worked something like this.
- Download Application Form from FFA Travel website
- Fill in and save to hard drive.
- Type up e-mail and attach form. Save into drafts folder.
- Synchronise your PC clock with FFA clock.
- Make sure you are at home on December 21st, 2005. Sit at your pc with e-mail opened and at exactly 9am EDST select “Send”.
- Scream and shout because you did not turn spell check off.
- Cancel Spell check
- Go to work thinking you had to have a chance because you could have only been a few seconds late.
The unfortunate this about this is that about 30,000 other Australian fans had the same idea. The rules of the e-mail system were that the first e-mails received after 9am on Dec 21st would receive the allocated tickets until the allocation was exhausted.
You guessed it, I did not get any tickets when the dates of allocation came and went. Christmas went by and I did not get what I asked for Santa. Not Happy Jan. I entered the FIFA ballots over the next months and was also denied any sniff of a ticket. Staying up to all silly hours of the night pressing refresh on my keyboard.
Now I have my whole 2 weeks in Germany mapped out, a camper van booked and NO Tickets. The only guaranteed way of getting tickets now is from RAZORGATOR. Basically a legal scalping site that deals in “Hard to Get Tickets” at 10 times or more the face value of the ticket.
YES, I purchased 4 tickets to watch Australia V Brazil in Munich on June 18, 2006. I paid in excess of $800 a ticket for an $80 ticket. And all with Veronicas blessing. We figured if we were traveling 20,000km, then we were going to watch something.
To be continued
May 08 2008 08:18 pm | My World Cup