Fans queue for hours at Game of Thrones exhibition
Eager <em style="line-height: 1.
538em;”>Game of Thrones fans have queued for more than four hours for a new exhibition about the hit HBO television series.
The exhibition, which is run by HBO and Warner Brothers, opened on Tuesday at the Museuem of Contemporary Arts in Sydney’s Circular Quay.
And despite the chilly winter air, faithful fans turned up again today, with people lining up since 6am.
The queue started at 6am for the #GOTExhibit. @SBSNews pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/y5qTyepgGg
— Emma Hannigan (@emma_hannigan) July 1, 2014
Unsurprisingly, some fans weren’t too happy about the long wait and took to social media to vent. One user @fkurcouch_tadin wrote: “Poorly organised Sydney #GOTExhibit. 4 week days and only 1 day of weekend! Is it really worth the 3-6 hour line?”
Some simply tweeted out photos of the huge crowds on the Sydney Harbour foreshore.
#gotexhibit this line is crazy!!! pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/2Zh6U25Oac
— ~Emily~ (@Emily_Suther) July 2, 2014
You’ll have to download the torrent for the game of thrones exhibition @MCA_Australia #GOTExhibit #thronesies
— Antiqueblack (@antiqueblak) July 1, 2014
Poorly organised Sydney #GOTExhibit. 4 week days and only 1 day of weekend! Is it really worth the 3-6 hour line?
— fkurcouch_tadin (@fkurcouch_tadin) July 1, 2014
However others didn’t mind the queue so much, given the circumstances.
There are worse places to be stuck in line… #GOTExhibit pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/7jrp8jrOlj
— Luke Haywood (@KippleMaster) July 2, 2014
Considering the show’s huge following and the fact that it’s the school holidays, long queues are inevitable, a spokeswoman for the exhibition said.
Once inside, fans are able to view costumes from the show, sit on the famous Iron Throne, and – if they want to line up again – test out an Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset which lets you become part of the Night’s Watch.
The exhibition isn’t part of the MCA’s official program, but the museum’s director is hoping that GoT’s popularity will rub off on the MCA’s other art exhibitions.
“We hope this means new visitors come back to see artists like Tabaimo, whose exhibition opens tomorrow,” said museum director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor.
The Game of Thrones exhibition runs until Saturday at Sydney’s MCA.
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GoT Sydney exhibition