Here's the thing about that; it doesn't really matter.
Being on the waitlist is the same thing as not having tickets. You've submitted a ticket request. You'll be notified via email if that request is approved. You should assume you don't have ticket until you are notified via email that you do.
Receiving tickets is contingent upon others who HAVE tickets declining them. There is no possible way to predict when or if that will happen. Regardless if we have or have not begun the ticketing process, you'll know when you know. The email is auto-generated the instant your ticket request is approved.
Remember! Never make plans based on free tickets, or the hope of free tickets.