So today was the opening day of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
I started off the day waking up at 8am to claim my ticket for the European red carpet premiere of The Great Gatsby. It was like registering for classes at Rutgers, except ten thousand times more stressful: Delays in the system, poor wifi connection, and being hung over from the night before. Sounds like college to me. Tickets work on a point system. Each registered badge generates 2 points an hour, 24/7, which maxes out at 130. Each screening is worth a certain number of points. Gatsby was the largest, around 100 points. Thankfully, there was a second screening immediately after worth 50, with the same pomp and circumstance. Once I got that out of that out of the way, the rest of the day was smooth sailing.