Major promotional companies the world over have started the sale of tickets to Doomsday, officially designated as December 21st, 2012. Because more than 6 billion people are expected to attend the events, advance ticket purchases will insure that interested parties are able to get the best seats. This will be the largest outdoor event held in the entire history of the planet, and the ticket sellers will want to close up shop early enough to catch the good bits.
This move is being taken to reduce the inevitable last minute rush, and reduce the hazard to would-be disaster goers at popular possible causes, such as active tectonic faults and volcanoes.
A spokesperson for the conglomerate of companies said, "Let's face it. Everybody is going to be there. If you want a good view, you need to get your tickets early. There won't be any encore performances, you know."
Many people believe that on December 21st of 2012, some cataclysmic event is going to put an end to all civilization. Others speculate that a long-awaited Mayan time capsule is due to be opened, containing the highest technologies of a thousand years ago. Still others have projected that great hordes of people will still be shopping for their Christmas presents.