Saturday, May 19, 2007

And I thought 49ers tickets were bad.

I'm continuing to plan for our trips for many things that need to be done far in advance. I want to see the Vienna Philharmonic very badly while we are living in Europe, and I thought I was doing such a great job trying to get tickets a full six months in advance. And then I ran into this:

The subscription concert series of the Vienna Philharmonic are at the present time sold out completely. If you are interested in becoming a subscriber, you have the option to put your name on a waiting list by making a request in writing between April 1st and May 31st of any given year. This request must be renewed each year until your wish for a subscription can be filled. A subscription consists of either 10 Saturday concerts, 10 Sunday concerts, or a minimum of 5 Soirée concerts, which take place on weekday evenings. The waiting period for a Saturday or Sunday subscription is generally 13 years, for a Soirée subscription, about 6 years.

Oh. The good news though, is that it sounds like you can wait outside the hall, and shortly before the show begins they will release the tickets of those who did not show up.

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