My Justin Timberlake Pre-Sale Experience [PHOTOS]
This morning I came to work with an additional mission at hand. Buy tickets to see Justin Timberlake in concert when his 20/20 Tour returns to Dallas on December 3.
Yesterday, Justin Timberblake announced that he was extending his 20/20 Experience World Tour, and would be returning to the American Airlines Center in Dallas on December 3rd. When Lucky Larry shared the big news with me yesterday, I immediately started digging for information.
I was unable to attend his show in December 2013, so I was bound and determined to make it happen this year. I logged into Ticketmaster.com set up my account, and saved all of my information to make check out faster. I had heard horror stories of friends losing great tickets, because they couldn't complete the check out in a timely fashion.
The tickets on-sale today were available to fan club members only, so I went to Justin's fan club site for the Tennessee Kids, and signed up. In no time at all, I was signed up with a promo code for the pre-sale. I set an alarm on my iphone for 9:45 a.m., so I wouldn't miss it.
At 9:45 a.m. today my JT ticket alarm went off on my iphone, and I opened my browser headed for Ticketmaster. At 10:00 a.m. on the dot, I refreshed the page, entered my TN Kid promo code, and started searching.
The site started searching, and it kept giving me the message "HIGH DEMAND - NO MATCHES." I would wait five minutes while that little icon spun round and round. After repeatedly getting this message I sought help. I asked a co-worker who has more ticket buying experience if there was a trick to this.
He suggested that I download the Ticketmaster app, and search on both my iPhone and my computer at the same time.
I did, and begun searching on both devices. I never got past the screen above on my phone. I was having better luck with the computer. I knew about where I wanted to sit, and I had a budget in mind until the first available tickets appeared.
At 10:23 a.m. the first available ticket option appeared with seats listed at approximately $111 for the upper deck. Immediately my budget was blown. To top it off, I have an irrational fear of falling from the upper deck - so that option was out. I hit search again.
By 10:30 a.m. I had seen three more options, none of which appealed to me. At 10:33 a.m., I was losing hope. I had seen one pair of floor tickets, and I had let them go in hopes of getting two in the lower deck.
At 10:40 a.m., I found my tickets. I blew my budget, but hey it's Tax Return Season, right?
So, I went through the buying process, which seems to take forever and literally has a little red timer at the bottom of the screen ticking off the seconds till your tickets are lost to you, and free to the next buyer if you don't complete the purchase.
At 10:47 a.m. I had an email receipt in my inbox. The stress was over, and on December 3, I'll be at the AAC checking out Justin's 20/20 Experience. I'm really looking forward to it.
Want to go, too? Tickets go on-sale to the general public Monday at 10:00 a.m. Tomorrow there is a pre-sale for Master Card holders that begins at 10:00 a.m. as well. Check out on-sale times when you visit Ticketmaster.com.