The top right field, asks me to input a number in the section "trip cost". It was indeed, ZERO.
An estimated 80,000 people attended Global Citizen India on Nov. 19, catching a glimpse of famous dignitaries, Bollywood actors and established musicians on one enormous stage.
Like most of you I had never won an online/offline lucky draw competition ever in my life. Dejected so many times, I lost faith in the draws, and considered them rigged, which they very well are till some extent.
But I could leave no stone unturned when I heard Coldplay was going to visit Mumbai on 19th Nov, 2016. Often I told my friends, if Coldplay were to visit the remotest part of India and the ticket costed me a fortune, I'd still go.
It turned out I didn't have to pay a dime for my travels, stay and of course the concert itself. Read below how I orchestrated this craziness.
Global Citizen festival, declared the passes were up for grabs, for free. Only catch, you'd have to complete a few online tasks like filling out petitions, write e-mails to world leaders (not actually write, use their template), tweet & share photos with the necessary hashtags.
Quality education, Gender equality, Clean water and Sanitation were their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
My friend entered the draw and won 2 Yellow Zone passes in the first round!! I couldn't believe her luck. I was going to see Coldplay! While the event was 2 months away, I decided to use all the email ids I had to my disposal to work my way into winning more.
As chance would have it, I won 2 more Yellow Zone & multiple Green Zone tickets, in the subsequent draws.
Like me, others too had won and we flaunted this victory on social media. It was then when we became GODS.
The "other folder" of my facebook messenger was flooding by the hour by instant messages of complete strangers, mostly girls from all over the county, persuading me to sell off the tickets. I kept the extra Yellow Zone passes for myself and sold off the Green Zone to the strangers. A girl literally called me her God & coaxed me into giving the passes to her. It was madness in October.