BCA fiasco 2011: the Facebook saga

As always, BCA brought its standard cocktail of excitement, frustration, murderous rage, and elation this morning. To the lucky 1,000 who got tickets, congratulations. To the rest, better luck tomorrow. Maybe BSA can get its server working a little better before then?

And where do students turn to express their strong emotions? Facebook! Now we bring you some highlights from the morning’s insanity.

8:20 AM: A few students are successful. The rest remain utterly confused:

8:30 am: The anger begins to mount, as it appears to some that the Brown Marketplace website is offering tickets to the foam party, but not to the main attractions:

8:40 AM: More are finally rewarded with tickets. Increasing exasperation from those who are still waiting:   Continue Reading


Fool me once…

Shame on you, Brown Marketplace.

[Editor’s note: UPDATE 10:18 AM: Abby Schreiber ’11, BCA’s booking chair, got in contact with BlogDailyHerald this morning after students complained of not being able to access the BSA website to buy tickets.  At 8:01 am this morning, BCA contacted Touchnet Information Systems, the company that makes the program that BSA uses to run Brown Marketplace, when the site began to experience problems.

BCA contacted Touchnet two days ago to ensure that the site would be able to handle at least 40,000 hits.  They were assured that it wouldn’t have any problems.]

UPDATE 8:40 AM

Orders seem to finally be going through.  Those of you who actually had the patience to wait 40 minutes and not break your computer truly deserve those tickets.  Round 2 tomorrow morning, y’all!

UPDATE 8:32 AM

The actual tickets are up on the Marketplace, but the form to enter creditcard information keeps crashing.  WE JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU OUR MONEY BUT YOU WON’T LET US.

In ritualistic masochistic tradition, we all signed onto our computers at 8 a.m.

Spring Weekend performer P.Diddy famously once said, “I’ll be missing you.” Was he referring to the absent tickets?