When I wrote that blog entry two months ago where I declared that I will just be an Alden Richards fan from a distance, I didn’t mean to take it too literally. Like what I did today.
I’m currently in the boondocks for some work-related stuff when I’m alerted that tickets for Alden Richards’ upcoming concert will be available online. It’s quite a long and complicated story, but to put it simply: they launched it yesterday, they announced that the first 300 ticket buyers will get some extra stuff like sound check access, and they said “buy your tickets now” but online ticket selling was not available.
I literally was constantly reloading Ticketnet since yesterday because I wanted to be part of that lucky 300. And because I was trained for it by Kpop, I know that one second may very well be one second too late. I also know that other groups have been working on their tickets for days now; being on hiatus from this fandom and being literally up in the mountains, I have to (1) double the effort, and (2) work on this on my own.
To add more to my anxiety: the task of buying tickets for the rest of Alden International lies on my shoulders. Why? Because I’m a masochist like that.
Around 11am today. We were in transit when the selling page for Alden’s concert went up on Ticketnet. I quickly fished out my card and selected our seats. Which was not an easy task because I was in transit at the boondocks, and signal was intermittent. My anxiety came from mixed sources: the fear that good seats might run out; that we might miss the first 300 slots; that signal might go kaput while payment is being processed. Add to that the constant beeps from Messenger because my friends were also panicking regarding the tickets. I hope none of my travel companions were filming me because, omigad, I’m damn sure it wasn’t a pretty sight. I was definitely not a picture of calmness at that time.
Long story short, we got the tickets without any hassle, just a few short moments before the site went down.
I should’ve been relaxing. I should be living a peaceful life. Didn’t I say I’m already retired from active fangirling? But nooooo…! I simply can’t let Alden International be left out in the cold! We may be down, but we’re not out. Yet.