This past weekend was no exception.
It all started just a few days before when I found out a band Sweetie and I enjoy, New Riders of the Purple Sage, were playing about 90 minutes away. We decided it would be fun to go.
Of course, I immediately hopped online to buy a couple tickets, and saw in big bold letters that it was SOLD OUT. It was a very small venue with only 200 seats.
Deciding to focus on what I wanted, (enjoying a great concert), and not the current 'reality' of SOLD OUT, I promptly called the box office, said I would love to purchase two tickets and left my number.
On the morning of the concert, I still had not received a call, so I called again, left another message, mentioned that I lived about 90 minutes away, so I would need to know in time to get to the show.
Later that afternoon, Sweetie and I just decided to "act as if", and go ahead and drive to the venue, so we would be there for the show, in case some tickets became available. We decided to stay detached, and not be upset if we drove all the way there and it didn't turn out the way we wanted.
About half way there, we stopped for a cup of coffee, and while checking out, I received a nice call from the venue telling me this concert was SOLD OUT, no tickets were available.
I mentioned we were already on our way, just in case two tickets became available, we would already be there. I was promptly told to "turn around and go home, no tickets are available, it's SOLD OUT".
Sweetie and I sat in the car, sipping our coffee, discussing our options. Should we continue on, or turn around and drive the 45 minutes back home?
We decided we wouldn't let this news ruin our Sunday, nor would we wallow in disappointment. Instead, we talked about how much fun it would be to see the show, and Sweetie put the iPOD back on playing some NRPS.
Just as we pulled onto the highway, my phone rang again. "Good news! It's a miracle, two tickets just became available." We smiled at each other and headed to the venue.
When we got there, we wandered around enjoying the fair, and exploring the grounds. Stopped in the General Store and purchased a couple posters for the show for only $10, that were being autographed by the band at that very moment. What a deal! Then we stopped for a hamburger cooked on an outdoor grill right in front of us.
|My autographed poster|
Sweetie ran into an old friend he hadn't seen in over ten years and as he talked about our great luck in getting two tickets, he asked where we liked to sit. When the doors opened at 7, we were told to proceed to front row center, they were reserved for us.
It was a wonderful concert and lots of fun!
|Our view from the front row.|
Two front row center seats, to a awesome, SOLD OUT show. How does it get any better than that?
Until next time, here's to your Lucky Life!
Lucky Lady Kathleen
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