My cousins coming to visit in May and being a huge Black Sabbath fan wants to go see them at Ozzfest. Curious as to whether Ozzie can make it to the end I thought I’d be in that. Decision made, buy tickets, pay online, tickets sent to me, no problem. Google translate is my friend, I’ll get through.
Not quite that simple. Tickets go on sale at 10am. I can buy the tickets from 3 different websites. All of them are overloaded. I try for an hour before I have to go out. I give it a go several times during the day. No success. I’m finally able to get on at 10pm. Obviously Ozzie has a huge fan base in Japan.
I select my tickets and enter the details. Firstly I get an error message saying “No katakana” which is the Japanese way of writing foreign words. Ok, so I translate my very foreign name into hiragana which is used only for Japanese words.
Bugger, now it doesn’t like my address. So I have to ask my fabulous friend to convert my address to the kanji version. Then it turns out the font used for the numbers is wrong. Plain old English fonts are no good. I need to use the special Japanese font.
It is now midnight, I’m slightly tipsy and very tired. Everything works. Yay. It tells me it will email me my account details once it is created. Yay. Then I accidentally close the browser window before I could check if there was anything else I need to do. Damnations!!!!!! No email so after 10 minutes I go to bed hoping I’d bought tickets.
Next morning I wake up, see I have an email, yay, and log in. Damn, I’d only created an account and bought no tickets.
An hour later I had my tickets, finally!!!!! Except I haven’t paid for them yet. I need to go to my local Lawson convenience store, use the Loppi machine to have my ticket issued and then pay for it at the counter. All in Kanji this time. Argghhhh!!!! All this with 24 hours.
You’d better appreciate this Sherie ;-)