Wortham Center VOICE Daily Deal Oversold, Refunds at the Ready

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Yesterday, we offered discounted tickets to the Wortham Center's Art Celebration New Year's Eve Affair through our VOICE Daily Deal.

Ever seen that commercial where a group of eager 20-somethings stand around a computer as the first orders for their new company come in? At first there's just a few sporadic clicks and they look worried. Then the pace picks up and there's smiles all round. Finally there's a rat-a-tat acceleration and smiles turn to dismay. They are overwhelmed.

The commercial could be a blueprint for what happened to us, once Fox 26 mentioned the discount on its 6 p.m. broadcast. We appreciated the plug but it apparently initiated a ticket-buying frenzy. It worked a lot better than we were able to handle.

So, the Wortham event might (probably) be oversold. In an effort to avoid destroying your New Year's Eve celebration, please let us know if you would like us to refund your purchase prior to the event.

The Wortham has a strict capacity limit and once it is reached, no more party goers will be allowed in. So if you really still want to use those tickets, your best bet is going to be to show up early.

If you want to go the refund route, call Press Retail Sales Manager Alison Brown at 713-280-2801 or e-mail her at alison.brown@houstonpress.com. We apologize and hope you have a Happy New Year wherever you find yourself.

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