How to survive the ticket buying chaos with friends

November 3, 2023
How to Survive the Ticket Buying Chaos with Your Friends

Ah, festivals! A place to let loose, dance like nobody's watching, and maybe even get a little bit sunburnt. But before you can even think about busting a move to your favourite band, there's one thing you and your friends need to do: buy the damn tickets.

Now, if you're anything like me, the mere thought of figuring out who's footing the bill for these things is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat. But fear not, my fellow festival-goers, because I've got some tips and tricks up my sleeve to help you survive the ticket buying chaos with your mates.

Tip #1: Have a pre-ticket buying meeting

Now, I know what you're thinking. "A meeting? Are you serious?" But hear me out. Before you even think about pulling out your credit card, gather your friends together for a pre-ticket buying meeting. This is your chance to hash out all the details and figure out who's paying for what. And hey, it might even be a good excuse to crack open a cold one with the boys/girls/non-binary pals.

Tip #2: Simplify the Bill with Backpocket Payment Option

Gone are the days of having to deal with cash and checks, thanks to the new payment option called Backpocket. This is a game-changer for festival-goers who want to simplify the bill without worrying about footing the bill for everyone. With Backpocket, the person who initiates the payment doesn't have to pay for all the tickets, just their own. Backpocket will purchase all the tickets for the group, and everyone else in the group will have seven days to pay their share back. This takes the stress out of the equation and allows everyone to focus on having fun at the festival. Say goodbye to awkward conversations about splitting the bill, and hello to the easy and stress-free Backpocket option.

Tip #3: Consider buying split tickets

If you're worried about footing the bill for the whole group, consider buying split tickets instead. This means buying multiple tickets and splitting them up among the group. Sure, it might mean a bit more work on the front end, but it'll be worth it when you're not stuck with a massive bill at the end of the day.

Tip #4: Set a Deadline - The Ultimate Key to Avoiding Procrastination

As the old saying goes, "time is money," and this couldn't be more true when it comes to buying festival tickets with friends. It's all too easy to fall into the trap of procrastination and put off making a decision about who will foot the bill and buy the tickets. But fear not, setting a deadline is the ultimate key to avoiding this pitfall.

Here are some tips to help you set a deadline and ensure that everyone is on the same page:

  1. Start by determining a deadline that works for everyone in the group. Take into account factors like work schedules, family commitments, and any other potential conflicts that could arise.
  2. Once you've set a deadline, make sure to communicate it to everyone in the group. Send a group text or create a shared calendar to ensure that everyone is aware of the deadline and can plan accordingly.
  3. Stick to the deadline! Don't let procrastination get the best of you. If someone hasn't paid their share by the deadline, it's important to follow up with them and hold them accountable.
  4. Consider offering an incentive to encourage everyone to meet the deadline. For example, if everyone pays by the deadline, offer to buy a round of drinks at the festival or organize a group activity.

By setting a deadline and sticking to it, you can avoid the stress and frustration of last-minute ticket buying and ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the festival together. So take control of the situation, set a deadline, and let the good times roll!

Tip #5: Don't be afraid to speak up

When it comes to buying festival tickets with a group of friends, it's important to remember that everyone's opinion matters. Don't be afraid to speak up and make your voice heard!

Here are some tips to help you speak up and ensure that everyone is on the same page:

  1. Be honest and clear about your preferences. If there's a specific band or artist that you really want to see, speak up! Let your friends know what's important to you and why.
  2. Listen to other people's opinions and be open to compromise. Remember, everyone has different tastes and preferences. Be willing to work together to find a solution that works for everyone.
  3. Don't let one person dominate the conversation. If you notice that one person is dominating the conversation or making all the decisions, speak up! Encourage everyone to participate and make their voices heard.
  4. Stay calm and respectful. It's important to remember that everyone's opinions are valid. Even if you don't agree with someone, it's important to stay calm and respectful.

By speaking up and making your voice heard, you can ensure that everyone in the group is happy with the festival experience. So don't be afraid to speak up and let your preferences be known. After all, the festival is about having fun and enjoying the music with your friends!

Buying Tickets with Your Friends Should be Fun

At the end of the day, buying festival tickets with your friends should be a fun and exciting experience, not a stressful one. By having a pre-ticket buying meeting, using a payment app, considering split tickets, setting a deadline, and speaking up when necessary, you can ensure that everyone has a great time without any financial stress. So go forth and dance like nobody's watching, my friends! And don't forget to split the bill ;)

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