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Friday, August 31, 2007

53 - TIFF minus six days and counting down

After three long and almost sleepless days and night everyone has probably gone through the same wringer of making your decisions - agonizing over the last few dozen picks as the reality set in that you have not read the book enough or that Les Chansons d'amour is not the same thing as L'Amour caché or even Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon. It gets that blurry at 3 in the morning. And it really did not help that the final schedule creator was not working very well if at all on - so much time wasted.

So by the time we hit College Park at 11 in the morning it was evident we were not alone. People everywhere still looking at the big book, the schedule, tiny pieces of paper and trying to fill in that last book. However, this was the earliest we had every got our selections in. Last year we were there at 30 seconds to 1 p.m. while running through the crowd.

When we got to the box, it was number 53. 53! Just 12 months ago there were 40 boxes - now 53 and counting ? Has the Festival gotten that popular ? Are there enough tickets out there ?

No time to ponder the TIFF anymore - we had to get down to Dundas Square to get our Heroes autographs! With wristband on arm we were among the first 100 at Best Buy the Tuesday just past and bought the Heroes DVD [ with the comic book exclusive ] so we were ahead of the queue that was the rest of the world waiting to meet Sylar, Ando, Micah and Maya.

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Just found out:
Aug 31 - BOX 66! Box 66 was the lucky box drawn! There were 75 boxes in total this year.

This is not good news at all. So now there is nothing to do but wait for the email from TIFF and head down there again on Labour Day Monday.

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1 comment:

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Did you advance purchase the Elgin tix? A guy ahead of my in the exchange line was the 9th box opened an got zero of his Elgin picks.

Congratulations on your picks, looks like it will be a stellar schedule!