So, yesterday was pretty wild, huh? Bet you haven’t been this emotional over Hamilton since your first listen-through of the soundtrack. What am I saying, “The World Was Wide Enough” will never be okay.
By now, you probably know that on the first day of the show’s front-row ticket lottery going digital, no one got a seat. The hottest show in town had 21 empty chairs at last night’s performance.
How did it come to this? Here’s the story of the day that was Jan. 5, 2016.
9:30 a.m. “My Shot” rings out from your phone — the first online lottery is live! Despite hopping online with the eagerness of Alexander Hamilton boarding a ship to New York, most of us were met with server error messages. Press the Reload button for the first of many finger-cramping times.
9:39 a.m. Song changes to “Wait for It.” You empathize more with Aaron Burr than ever before.
9:45 a.m. Get up and make tea. Feel catharsis as I pour it out, untouched.
9:58 a.m. Hamilton star, creator and beautiful cinnamon roll Lin-Manuel Miranda kindly reminds us that he is our landlady, not our housekeeper.