I am so excited…. I mean really, really hyper-excited, bursting at the seams in fact.
You see – I have a secret. One that will blow my daughter’s mind and cause a significant amount of screaming “Mummy you are the best ever” – which of course was my aim.
I discovered late last week that Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular is coming back to Australia……
I immediately began to plan my assault on the Visa card presale: seating plans, closeness factor for a T-rex stare down, timing for credit card transfers, internet failure preparedness through media back ups (phone, ipad etc). It was war on every other parent of a dino obsessed child. I needed those tickets…. they had to be mine.
Since the junior dino admirer has a birthday in January and the show is in March, we decided it was a perfect birthday present. And what birthday gift is complete without those you love and obsess over turning up for the party…. so we added a meet and greet to the package… we don’t know whom will grace us with their scary over-sized presence, but it is sure to be a moment to remember.
So there I was, visa card, seating plan, back up devices at the ready….tick tick tick…. roll on midday. And then, just as I lift my finger to refresh the Ticketek page for the 117th time… the work phone rings. Nooooooo. I wont answer. Wait, dammit, it’s the CEO…… I have to answer. Tick tick tick…. 30 seconds to midday and my daughter’s nirvana. Ring ring, what to do…. WHAT TO DO… ok, 22 seconds to go – refresh page and answer phone…. CLICK- REFRESH. Hello? Oh, wrong person, sorry. I wanted Mario! Bye then, Mr CEO. Slam down phone. 7 seconds to go, 2 breaths, refresh page, and…. GO TO WAR!!!!!!!!!
The race is on….. quick – put in code word. Bugger – what was code word, oh yeah, VISA lol. Breathe – dont panic. Enter password to login – WHAT THE – I already did this…. enter password, get to offer page. OH NO, it’s different to when I was practicing, where do I choose meet and greet, wait, what date am I choosing – ah – there it is. Click, click, click, add Visa card number. Waiting…. and COMPUTER SAYS NO…..
WHATTTTTTTTTT – it is NOT the wrong number, oh wait – that was the old number put in automatically by Ticketek, the old card number before delightful scammers ripped off my deets from a retailer. Put in new one….funds declined………. NO NO NO…… they are in there…….. oh wait – got the expiry date wrong. Breathe, breathe. Type, Click and DONE!!!!!!!! I feel like there should be a fanfare as the page reloads confirming my purchase.
Perfect tickets – best I ever managed to get.
Now – how do I not tell her for 58 days????????? Thank goodness she can’t read well enough for the blog yet!
Do you have a lil one (or big one) whom would love a chance to see these multi million year old goliaths in action? Visa pre-sale is over but the tickets are on sale at Ticketek from Friday this week. Grab some and come say hi – we will be the ones down the front holding back a 6-year-old from diving into the jurassic mosh pit!
Time to pull out the Walking With Dinosaurs DVDs and start preparing for the journey back in time.