After the MSG Springsteen show, April and I discussed, with tired enthusiasm, going to the then-just-announced stadium shows, too.
Our finances gave a thumbs up, and so we sorted through the available choices (damn my travel schedule! Damn Bruce for scheduling his Chicago show just after I'd leave Chicago!) and came up with two shows: the Saturday Giants Stadium show (September), and the Boston Foxboro Stadium show (August).
The Giants Stadium show was a nailbiter - after some hijinks with Ticketbastard, I finally got through, and nailed decent but not spectacular tickets (sideline, level 2). Okay, I'd take it.
This morning, the Ticketbastard hijinks continued, with them refusing to accept my password (even after I gave in and reset the password, it let me in, then refused to let me log in again with that self-same new and previously accepted password). Despite all that, I managed to get in within two minutes..for upper tier seats. Um. No, thank you. I'm eager to see him again, but not that eager. So I rejected them (eeek) and tried again. And again. And again. And again. Maybe this wasn't meant to happen? And then better seats came up. And then it refused to accept my password (again) so I had to scramble to create a NEW account to pay for the tickets I had in the cart. All is well: I am now the proud possessor of two lower-tier seats for the Boston show. My ticket-fu remains intact. And I hate Ticketbastard even more than usual.
Two shows, each go-round (arena and stadium). A bit more than my budget can really stand, but there are ways and means (cutting here, working harder there...) to justify it.
And then, another 3-4 year drought, with the memories to hold. :-)
- admitting you have a problem is the first step toward enjoying it...