Yesterday was Djakarta Warehouse Project 2012. If I'm not mistaken this is the event's second year, with line up such as Avicii, Calvin Harris, Angger Dimas, Paul Van Dyk, Knife Party, Late Night Alumni, and others. I'm actually not a big fan of EDM myself, but I really love Calvin Harris, his songs reminds me of my sleepless student nights back in Bournemouth, hahaha at that time, 2009, his second album was just out, so his songs were played everywhere, in radio, nightclubs, and that "Ready for The Weekend" album was my companion when I was up all night doing my assignments.
Yeah, I was really excited to see Calvin Harris. A big group of my friends were talking about going as well, made it even more exciting. Then comes the day. The plan was to go there with Disty straight from the office, then meet the rest in the event. Both of us haven't got a ticket yet, we planned to buy it from Calo. When we met the others,it turned out there were 8 of us who haven't got the ticket, so the boys helped in finding and negotiating with the Calo. Official ticket price was 500K, but at first we managed to get an offer for 400K. We asked for 8 tickets, the first Calo said "Okay, wait here, I'll be back and give it to you". Then we waited. waited and waited, gone 15 minutes already. A friend of mine suggested for us to just leave and find another Calo. So we left, and found another one. We made "a deal", and the same thing happened, we waited, but the Calo never came back. Then when we realized it, we already wasted around 1 hour, without being able to get a ticket!
At that time, around 10PM, Late Night Alumni was already playing, so we missed it (Boohoo!). One of us suggested that we split up, because he thought it's easier to buy the tickets in small quantity rather than 8 at once. With Disty, I contemplated, whether to buy from the ticket box, or find a Calo. You see we had tight budget and didn't want to spend more than 500K for the ticket.. hahahaha skint mode :p We tried to find the Calo only to found out that the ticket has gone up to 600-700K! ridiculous, isn't it? I guess it's because there were more and more people showed up, and the queue in the ticket box was really long.
Still trying to enjoy the night and not to over think it, me and Disty jokingly said to each other "keep in mind that we'll get the cheap tickets!" we kept saying "in an hour we'll dance to Calvin Harris, no matter what!" and finally we decided to join the queue at the ticket box, because we couldn't find anymore cheap tickets from the Calo.
Just as we were walking to the ticket box, Disty overheard a group of boys having a transaction with one of the Calo. It seemed like they had extra ticket which they wanted to sell. Disty then asked one of them if they're willing to sell it to us, and they did! HAHAHAHA YEAAAHH! we got 2 tickets, each for 450K! still cheaper than ticket box hahahaha (apologies for being so cheap hahahaha, we had so many travel plans, that's why we need to save up :p)
And there, my friends, was the real case of what happens when you keep a positive mind. :D
It seemed like the universe just worked for us, we got the tickets, we were able to enjoy the night, and danced to Calvin Harris (and others!)
|Our tickets! :D|
A great night indeed! YAYY!