Displaying optimism that borders on audacity, Jessica shocked her friends and the broader Dunedin community by clicking ‘Going’ to the Hyde Street Facebook event on the Tuesday that the party was announced.
“Unbelievable. It’s just rude,” said another hopeful partygoer. “You don’t have tickets yet. You’re not a Hyde Street resident. You’re not going, you’re interested.”
“Who does she think she is?” wondered her friend Emma. “I don’t even want to be in a group of six with Jessica anymore. She’s jinxed her chances of getting a ticket.”
Jessica said she “doesn’t care” whether she gets a ticket or not. “I am going to Hyde,” she said. “Even if it kills me. I will jump a fence, I will swim through the Leith, I will push over freshers.” Jessica was last seen frantically refreshing the page for tickets and asking her friends if they could get her some gear in time for the street party, which is two weeks away.