National Geographic Live Seattle Ticket Sales Suck
While the National Geographic Live lecture series has repeatedly been one of the most amazing lecture series in town, their ticket sales completely suck. NGers - have you ever heard of the Internet?
The web site states:
Patron, Main Floor, and Balcony series subscribers from the past five seasons (2002-2006), for whom we have updated address information, will receive a letter and may renew their season tickets by phone or mail beginning at 9am PST on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. If you have moved since you received the 2006 NG Live! series brochure, or you think that our address record for you may be incorrect, you may call National Geographic Live! at +1 206 624 5677 and leave a message with your correct address. Changes of address must be called in by Friday, September 29 to be included in the renewal mailing.
But if you don't get your brochure - it's unclear which number to call. I had to call Seattle Arts & Lectures - who handles the event for NG - to get the number. And - it's the same one - apparently, NG requires you leave your name and number on the mailbox for them to call you back to sell you the ticket.
But this morning at 9 am when tickets went on sale, the mailbox was full. Last year the good tickets sold out in two hours. When I spoke to Arts & Lectures, they said they were honoring messages left before 9 am - which really sucks for people that followed the rules. Call before tickets go on sale and you get a shot at the best seats. Call after 9 am ... and good luck.
Hey National Geographic? How about selling these on the Internet at 9 am at the same time?