Now the university claims that problems with their wristband policy are reason enough to reinstitute assigned seating. If attendants run out of wristbands, it is not the fault of students. Officials need to make sure that they are stocked with enough wristbands for the amount of tickets alloted, and should never come up short. It’s better to have more wristbands than not enough.
It’s the system that’s the problem, not the students.
There needs to be a new way of policing admissions. In my opinion, tickets and student ID’s should be enough to get through security. If your ticket doesn’t match your ID, then there’s no entry. Furthermore, if the picture on the ID doesn’t match your face then there is no entry. Again, very simple!
The rule of first-come, first-served won’t work either. It is hard enough to coordinate meeting up with friends already. With this new system it will be nearly impossible and an even bigger headache.
It sounds as though all of the problems stem from poor planning and preparation on the behalf of ticket officials, and the students will be the ones to suffer for it. Students work hard for loyalty points so that they can get the best seats possible. It’s not fair to punish deserving students because the system is broken.
If officials want to fix things, they need to become better organized, and make sure that we, as students, have the most enjoyable and safe experience possible. When there are unfair, confusing rules and further punishments, you’re just asking for trouble and have no right to complain when problematic situations arise.
Maybe they should just expand the student section like we have asked for years.