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Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert

Ever since I was little, every single New Year's Day we have the same tradition...wake up late after celebrating New Year's Eve the night before and have lunch while watching Vienna's New Year's Concert on TV.

This is a classical music concert that takes place every year in Vienna on January 1st, since 1939. The concert always features music composed by the Strauss family (Johann I, Johann II, Joseph and Eduard Strauss), and occasionally some other famous Austrian composers such as Mozart.

Every time I used to watch this concert, I always wished I was watching it at the Vienna Philharmonic. But of course, securing tickets to such an event is difficult. You simply cannot buy a ticket to attend this concert...some seats are actually reserved to some Austrian families and are passed down from one generation to the next.

So how do people attend this concert? Let me tell you...

One year before the concert takes place, you register to enter a draw to win the chance to purcha…