WASHINGTON - Georgetown Hoyas basketball is going old school this weekend, but not the way you might think. They're designating a section for special no technology, "actual reality" seating at Saturday's 12 pm game vs. St. John's.
But there's a catch: you'll have to check your cellphone at the door. Literally.
If you're up for the challenge, the ticket will cost you just $20 (remember those days?). They'll have 50 seats set aside in Section 118, and right next to that section, you'll find a cellphone check where you can drop your phone, and pick it up after the game.
Buy in and you'll get a paper ticket, which you'll pick up from a live human being, along with a "Hello, my name is..." nametag to wear. You'll be encouraged to use those nametags to help you have actual, face-to-face interactions with the people sitting around you. You know-- actually talk to each other!
You'll also get halftime stats printed on a paper, delivered by a human. There will be a postcard/letter writing station, and if you just can't stand not documenting the moment with a pic, you can hit up their photo booth-- where you can take a photo with a Polaroid.
Ironically, the Hoyas announced the Actual Reality seating promotion on Twitter.
Just a few seats remain in the @GeorgetownHoops Actual Reality Seating Section at tomorrow's game!— Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) January 19, 2018
Tickets are just $20 (and the mental anguish of not having your phone for two hours). Visit https://t.co/SuLZCmkoci to reserve your seats before they are gone! pic.twitter.com/2lhKriiQgO
The only thing you CAN use technology for is to buy a ticket. Just visit their website.