Grasshopper Night Ticketing Information

The Phillipian conducted an online survey of students who waited for Grasshopper Night tickets, yielding a total of 231 responses. The graphs to the left help illustrate the trends of wait time, show selection and tickets needed by respondents. Four Uppers, two Lowers, and one Senior, a total of seven students, arrived over five hours before tickets went on sale to ensure they would receive tickets for the Grasshopper Night showing of their choice. The survey data showed that 49% of students waited 45 minutes to 2 hours for their Grasshopper tickets. However, 13% of students waited only 5 minutes. On average Uppers waited longer in line than Juniors or Lowers Most Juniors (70.2%) and Lowers (53.9%) waited the average 45 minutes to 2 hours in line, whereas 55.6% of Uppers waited between 1.5 hours and 3 hours for their Grasshopper tickets. During the special Senior-only distribution period, that allowed Seniors to pick up tickets an hour prior to the distribution to the rest of the school, the majority of Seniors waited five minutes at most for their Grasshopper night tickets. Despite the specialized distribution period, however, only 78% of Seniors took advantage of collecting their tickets during the Senior-only distribution hour. Eight Senior respondents reported waiting for over two hours and thirty minutes for their tickets in the non-Senior line. Three Seniors who responded waited for five hours in the general distribution line. Overall, students’ first choice for viewing Grasshopper Night was the “early Saturday” showing, at 7:00 pm. The 9:45 Friday showing was popular amongst Seniors, Uppers and Lowers surveyed. This showing, however, was least popular for members of the Class of 2015 according to data. Most Juniors preferred to attend the 6:45 Friday Showing. The late Saturday showing at 8:45 was the popular showing among students. Most students acquired tickets to their first choice show. However, 12 students that could not get tickets to the early Saturday show chose to the attend the late Saturday show. Observations show that younger students had the most difficulty acquiring tickets. 12 Juniors could not get any tickets, whereas only four Seniors could not acquire tickets.