“Where were you when Obama took the oath of office?”
Its a question kids and grandkids are going to be asking their relatives for years to come.
Where was I?
Standing in line for tickets to see Richard Dawkins when he comes to campus in March.
I got a ticket, but all the available tickets for the ‘public’ were gone in 28 minutes (maybe faster). Thats because Dawkins is booked to speak in a 1,000 person auditorium, and only 250 tickets were alloted for the general public. People in line could have two tickets, so really only the first 125 in line got tickets.
A 1,000 person auditorium.
Only 250 tickets for the ‘public’ (including OU students).
For Richard Dawkins.
On a major campus, with much larger venues.
While of course Im excited to hear Richard speak, I gotta say the planners of this event messed up big time. 1,000 person auditorium for such a major speaker. Its like booking the Rolling Stones for a walk-in closet. There are a lot of people who got their hopes up for this event, and they arent going to be able to participate.
For Petes sake, the box office opened at 11:30 am– public school teachers, high school kids, people with normal jobs– they never had a chance at getting one of those 250.
So, thanks to OU for bringing Dawkins to town. But youve got a lot of disappointed people on your hands. You need to find a larger auditorium, or at the very least several spill-over rooms.
*frown* Way to put a damper on what should have been an exciting day.