Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Sevens fever

And so the madness begins. This morning, tickets to the 2010 Wellington Sevens went on sale, albeit for all of three minutes before they sold out. Once again, only a handful of the 35,000 tickets were available for the public to purchase, with the majority of tickets going to season pass holders or rugby clubs. Poised and ready to play Faster Finger First on the Ticketmaster website, and constantly hitting redial on the phone beside me, the three minutes whizzed by even though the seconds dragged. (How is that possible?)

No luck for me today; even trying to book just two tickets (as opposed to the maximum allowance of ten) proved unsuccessful. We had a similar fate last year and almost resorted to throwing a 'non-sevens' party, where everyone could dress up and come over to watch the games with us. However, thankfully a friend managed to buy five tickets, with two on our behalf, so we're back in business!

Now to the very serious business of organising costumes for eleven of us. We have a theme emerging already: Jem and the Holograms. 80s kids will remember watching the animated TV series, which involved singing "Jem is truly outrageous, truly truly truly outrageous" while playing pink air guitars - and we're going to do the same thing at the sevens in February 2010. For those of you who have no idea what I'm on about, or those who do and want to reminisce, here's what I've found:

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