Where Personal and Professional Life Collide...

My life in 8 words: Organized chaos, by preference. Exhausting, but never boring

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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.  :-)  

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I got a seat to the DC Nationals Stadium concert in September. For some reason this one used tickets.com instead of ticketmaster, but it had it's own set of bizarre and frustrating issues. There's a special kind of nervewracking when you're trying to figure out how to fix a form error that's entirely unclear when you know those sweet tickets are going to expire if you don't figure it out! (With tickets.com, the phone number field had a short 3 digit box and then a longer box. To checkout, you had to leave the short box blank and put the 10-digit phone number, no dashes, yes area code, in the longer box. WTF?)

Is it September yet?

Oy. You'd think, in this day and age of internet shopping, it would not be so complicated...

(I have to say, I really like Ticketbastard's "ticketless tickets," wherein you bring your ID and credit card and they scan you and your companions in. No muss, no fuss, no scalpers allowed. Wish they did they for every show)

Why don't you just decide to travel with him during the summer? The cats would hate you forever, of course, but at this rate that's the direction your pointing toward.

*snorts* Been there, did that (up and down the East Coast, anyway). Different economic reality now, and besides, I'm going to be traveling against some of his shows...

If we were going to be proper roadies I would have kept the station wagon- a mattress fit in the back half of it.

Huzzah for concerts- and huzzah for seeing you with far more regularity than the past few years. We shall have to keep this trend going.

I obviously need more caffeine. I saw this opening phrase:

"After the MSG Springsteen..."

and my immediate concern was whether our foodie hostess had gone to the dark side (not to mention risked migraines) using an additive more common in cheap takeout beef chow mein...

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