And much more to do with the fact that he really likes their music. Anyway, I digress. The concert was March 21st. The tickets were purchased for him for his birthday back at the beginning of November. The day finally arrived and we were really excited. We left home at about 6:45 for the 7:30 show start.
|On the road......|
Here is where the story gets interesting. The tickets were purchased from Stub Hub, so I had to print them off...I double and triple checked before we left to make sure that I had them, what I didn't check was did I have two DIFFERENT tickets. Me being the scrapbook nut that I am, when I printed the tickets I printed two sets...one for the show and one for the scrapbook. So you see where this is going? When they scanned out tickets at the door, we had two of the same ticket!!!! HOLY HELL!!!
To say that I was panicking was an understatement, but I was trying to keep my cool because Zachary wasn't flipping out and I so did not want this night to be ruined for him......HUGE MOM FAIL IN PROGRESS! We were only about thirty minutes from home but there were no computers there. I made the decision to jump back in the car and
Although I was quite sure that I had not deleted the email containing the tickets, all during the NASCAR like drive to my office I had that little nagging doubt. Luckily, once we made it to Grapevine I was quickly able to locate the email, print the tickets (and def checked to make sure we had two ), and run back to the car for the return trip to Dallas. We made the trip in just over and hour for a trip that I am quite sure should have taken considerably longer. We got our tickets scanned and made it to the t-shirt line (because what first concert is complete without a tour shirt????) just as Neon Trees was finished. We beat the crazy bathroom line rush and were in our seats at about 9:00 PM - a good 30 minutes before M5 went on.
The concert was great and Zach really enjoyed it! I couldn't apologize enough to him for making us miss the first two acts, but being the sweet guy that he is , he took it all and stride and told me it would make for a great story the next day at school....gotta love that! Here are a few pics from the show.....
And the aftermath.....
It was a great night....that almost wasn't!