I can honestly say, I’ve just had one of the most stressful half hours of my life!
Would you believe that DanTDM is a YouTuber – yes, that’s his actual job, it’s what he does (who’d have thought) and for those with children and tweens who are into, dare I say the word, Minecraft, they will know this young guy well I’m sure.
Just to put you in the picture DanTDM (don’t ask me what the TDM stands for because I have absolutely no idea) has 590k followers over on Twitter and over 10 million subscribers on YouTube *gulps* – now that’s a lot!
Stampy is long forgotten and these days it DanTDM all the way… MasterB even styles his hair on Dan’s and wants to go blue in the summer hols!!
Anyway the point of this is Dan announced his first ever tour earlier in the week and it’s all MasterB has been talking about since.
Looking at the dates, the only one we could make due to holidays was his last date in Milton Keynes, about a two and a half hour journey for us from home. But I thought ‘what the hell, it’s something he’s excited about and can be an end of school year well done treat‘.
Little did I know the pressure I would be putting myself under!!!
The site was due to go live at 10.00am this morning and I was sat ready with my credit card to get straight on there and purchase the best seats I could possibly buy.
10.00am – site not live!
10.01am – site still not live!!
10.02am – site still not live – stressing now!!!
10.03am – site live! Go, go, gooooo!!!!
I went straight to the Milton Keynes date matinee performance – SOLD OUT! OMG what was I going to tell B? I knew he wouldn’t believe me when I told him I literally got on the site as soon as it went live. He’d think I was like blaaah blaaah blaaah bimbling around. Aaaaarrrggghhhhh!
Quick thinking, made me look at the evening performance (the very last performance – is that what you call it, I have no idea? I mean who ever thought I’d be buying tickets to go and see/watch a YouTuber on stage fgs? What’s he going to be doing?). No evening performance tickets left or VIP tickets (where the kids get to meet their hero with apparently a whole host of other cool stuff) – meanwhile I tweeted DanTDM (@DiamondMinecraft) in my panic and he replied with ‘VIP tickets sold extremely quickly!!‘ – you’re telling me!!!
Dan suggested trying the venue’s website directly for tickets as he believed they still had some left, so I swiftly opened a new tab and navigated my way around to find the show on the right day at the right time and …… Yippeeee I managed to nab myself TWO TICKETS in the stalls.
Woohoooo I cannot tell you the relief I felt. I would be able to tell MasterB what a wonderful mother I was with my dedication to the cause and had secured two, not too bad, seats for DanTDM’s first tour!!!
Phewie! A cup of tea was called for – had it been later than 10.30am in the morning I might possibly have poured myself a glass of Blush!
So Milton Keynes look out for us in August when we hot foot it up for the DanTDM first UK tour!
I will of course let you know how the DanTDM show/performance/thingy goes… but in the meantime if you tried to get tickets but didn’t manage to, my commiserations – I feel your pain.
Carpe Diem x