I'm not doing it this year, thank you.
I tried it a couple times before, and it's never pleasant.
You get a certain rush when you successfully get into the virtual waiting room - it's like some kind of victory. You try not to think that there are maybe 50 million people waiting in that same room with you. But then hours go by, and you realize the only person in the room is you: the Crazy Clown.
I actually got some tix in 2008. That was hours of my life just to get a couple bleacher seats on a weekday.
I also know one time I had the flu - a giant fever - and couldn't sleep. I got into the virtual waiting room about 3 am and got right in to where the schedule shows up and you can actually buy something. Thought I was hallucinating. In the morning I didn't even really remember buying anything. Thank God they send you a confirmation email!
Unfortunately my wife found it.
She goes, "Honey, did you spend $400 on Cubs tickets last night?"
That was a fun conversation.
Anyway the odd thing about this "crazy" drawing is, as I was doing it, an ad came on tv saying that you can get tix to Marty Scorsese's "Shutter Island" starting tomorrow too!
Have you seen the preview?
Just like the virtual waiting room - it's TOTALLY insane!
So if you're feeling kinda crazy tomorrow and want to go spend a couple hours in a dark room, you have a choice.
I'd recommend the theatre.
ps: I read "Shutter Island". It's by Dennis Lehane. Since then I've read 4 other books of his. Can't say enough good things about that guy.