Fans trying to get their hands on tickets to J.K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, started to feel a little cursed themselves yesterday. That’s because insanely high demand for the tickets caused the play’s website to crash, kicking some hopeful fans to the back of the online queue and infuriating the boy wizard’s loyal following on Twitter.
Things got so bad that the play’s official Twitter account had to acknowledge the problem:
Oh, and just for good measure, there was a separate problem with the Safari browser:
Given all these issues, it’s no surprise that fans were complaining. The most common and heartbreaking complaints were about fans getting booted to the back of the line due to an error:
Pretty soon, of course, the countless Harry Potter fan accounts on Twitter were having fun with the whole thing:
There is one piece of good news: the play’s official Twitter account has confirmed that some tickets are still available, and they will be on sale at 11AM.