Hi everyone! Tickets for Fall Concert, taking place Saturday September 15th and featuring TITUS ANDRONICUS and TOKIMONSTA, are going to be offered at noon (12pm) this Friday (Sept 7th). We’re going to be using a slightly different protocol for buying tickets this year, as a test run for a new Spring Weekend ticketing system. Tickets will be $12.00 and the show will take place on Simmons Quadrangle if it’s sunny, in Alumnae Auditorium if it’s not. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 7:15 and will go until 10.
Here’s a brief overview of how ticketing will work:
1. You will click on a Google-form link (below) where you must enter your name & email
2. You will then receive an e-mail with a “secret code”
3. You will then go to the BSA marketplace and click on our fall concert product, and must enter the secret code among other common fields (i.e. first & last name, brown ID, usual stuff) in order to be able to add the product (ticket) in your cart to continue the purchase
Here is the Google-form link: https://docs.google.com/a/brown.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEtxWW1CQTF6dzMwQkoyNmpEaFZFR0E6MQ#gid=0
A limited number of financial aid tickets will be available. To request one, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FinancialAidRequest
The Google-form keeps track of the order in which people signed up, so in the case of Fall Concert, the first 520 people (indoor capacity) who enter their name & email on the Google doc starting at 12pm Friday will be ensured tickets. If the concert is held outdoors, then the rest of the tickets will be valid up to outdoor capacity.
Hey BCA, why the new, more complicated ticketing system???
Server overloading of Touchnet isn’t a big deal for Fall Concert (we don’t expect huge traffic at once), but is a terrific medium to test out a new ticketing solution for Spring Weekend in order to avoid the typical crashes that occur every year. The idea with this strategy is to divert the initial huge wave of traffic to Google’s boss ass servers, and the turnaround time with which people must wait for their secret code to appear in their e-mail will stagger the traffic to the BSA Marketplace servers (Touchnet), so it will reduce the chance that the whole thing crashes.