Parents line up all day for tickets to recital at Suzanne's School of Dance
No, Bruce Springsteen isn't coming to town. Yes, you're not missing a secret show by the Gwen Stefani on Center Street.
This ticket-seeking camp out began at 6 a.m. and it's filled with parents hoping for the best available seats for a Suzanne's School of Dance recital at Batavia High School this Friday and Saturday.
"Yes, we're crazy," said Cathy Chmielowiec, who arrived at 11 a.m. "This is what we'll do for our kids.
Candice Wells was the first in line. "It's important to my daughter," she said.
At the back of the line, a woman noted that no person is allowed to by more than 12 tickets. "We can't buy tickets for each other."
She declined to give her name.
"I don't want to face the wrath of Suzanne," she said. "I'm anonymous."
Another parent said the tickets used to be sold at the school each year, but administrators objected to the long, day-long lines, so now people queue up on Center Street the day of the sale.
The door for tickets opened a little early (scheduled for 6 p.m.), at about 5:40 p.m.