Thrilling scenes are unfolding here in Brisbane today, with several students rushing to post their Splendour tickets on social media, ensuring people are fully aware they are attending.
Local Commerce/Marketing student, Jess Barker (20), was filled with a sense of relief after she managed to navigate ‘Moshtix’ and secure her tickets to Splendour In The Grass 2018. But her relief turned to horror, when she realised she hadn’t posted a photo of the tickets on either her Instagram or Snapchat stories.
‘I was so happy when I got the tickets - I’m a huge Kendrick fan! I’ve become really humble lately, in tribute to his song,’ said Jess in an exclusive interview with The Obiter. ‘But as happy as I was, I was terrified that nobody would know I’m going - I hadn’t put it on my Insta story!’
When we asked Jess why she couldn’t just message her friends to let them know she’d secured her tickets, she gave us a blank look, before whispering ‘Get out.’ As we ran away, we bumped into her friend Jason Lara (19), who had also posted photos of his tickets on his Snapchat story, with the caption “See you there Splendy! #yew’.
Jason’s reasoning was more detailed, but no less odd. ‘It’s important for people to know I’m going - the people deserve to know that I am a fan of Kendrick, and Lorde, and that I like smaller bands, like DMA’s and Angus & Julia Stone.’
‘I also hit going on the Facebook event - the people deserve to know!’ he said, before running off to buy an Arctic Monkeys vinyl album. The Obiter then checked Instagram, and as the number of Splendour-related stories grew, it became clearer and clearer that the fears of many local students are being avoided.
Anyway, meet you sort of near the middle and back a few rows for Vampire Weekend?