For some, ticket pull and converting student tickets to guest passes is a hassle. For others, it is a ministry.
Kyle Joseph, a self-proclaimed Aggie missionary who spends most of his time soliciting GroupMe’s and facilitating Sunday night sports-pass groups, describes his cathartic experience.
“Through the chaos and clutter of everyday life, there is divinity in the act of converting tickets. Most people have trouble comprehending the complexities of the Kyle Field Box Office, so I try to make it more accessible to the common Aggie.”
Despite Joseph’s efforts, the ticket pull and conversion process is still somewhat foreign to most students. It remains an act reserved for the select few who either drew the short end of the stick or were forced to learn the process in order to pull for their Fish Camp. These fine few are the missionaries—the faithful fans who have diligently studied the word of the Box Office website:
“12 An Aggie went out to convert football tickets. As he was collecting the sports passes and pulling the tickets, some were on third deck, and the birds came and pooped on them. 13 Some were in shady places, where it was high up and covered by the roof. Fans stand up quickly, because the shade lended them extra energy. 14 But when the sun came out, the fans were scorched, and they withered because they had no sunscreen. Other seats were among the opposing team, which rallied up and overwhelmed the fans. 15 Still other seats were in good sections. 16 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
Joseph and others like him have converted hundreds of tickets and face spiritual warfare on a weekly basis: choosing the south end zone or the back of third deck. Some students will never know this dilemma and remain blissfully unaware of the student ticket pull process. Joseph insists that those who have never been led to the Kyle Field Box Office are missing out.
“In the end, I have to remember that I am just a vessel. Actual conversion happens only from within the Box Office.”
—5K for Yell