It took just one hour of ticket sales to surpass the number of people who attended the Firefly festival’s inaugural show last summer; but, the big ticket sales caused some problems for the festival’s website.
The first day of ticket sales, since the lineup was announced on Tuesday, demonstrated that year two of the musical extravaganza will be bigger than year one.
“Firefly fans showed today how much they are sharing in our excitement for year two of the festival and we can’t thank them enough,” said Firefly Director Greg Bostrom. “Today’s response in sales has exceeded our expectations. We’re working hard until June to bring Firefly back to The Woodlands on an even grander scale than our inaugural year.”
The response overwhelmed the ticketing website, causing delays for fans trying to buy. Festival organizers blame the trouble on volume that overloaded their Amazon servers. By mid-morning, they had implemented a queue system designed to better manage the high volume on the site.
All early bird and advance tickets that were discounted for the three-day festival have now been sold out. The only tickets now for sale cost $258. Single-day tickets may be put on sale closer to the festival date in June, but that depends on availability.