Greetings Brave Adventurers,
The Game of Thrones Exhibition at Sydney’s MCA received a lot of news coverage for all the wrong reasons last week. While the exhibition itself was modest, the crowds were not, with wait times of up to 10 hours tweeted by some die-hard GOT Fans.
I was lucky enough to attend the exhibition (more about that a bit later on), and get the all-important photo on the Iron Throne. The interesting thing for me was that the first question anyone asked me about the exhibit was “How long did you queue?”
When you play the game of thrones, you queue or you die. (Or perhaps, you queue until you die)
This is what the queue looked like when I got to the Exhibition on Thursday: (note this woman’s unbelieving expression which mirrored my own)
Saturday (closing day) in particular saw plenty of unhappy fans, many who took to twitter to share their ire. And it wasn’t because they didn’t want to queue. The queue grew so long, that it was closed before the doors even opened at 10am, and fans were being turned away in droves.
Those who arrived early, and braved the marathon queue, (mostly) had positive things to say about the experience.
So how about you? Did you queue? How long? Did you think that was a reasonable time for the exhibition you saw?