January 18, 2016

on loving your neighbor as yourself

This weekend was one for the books. The biggest, fattest, encyclopedia-width books. 

You see, this past Saturday at precisely 10am tickets for the Rodeo concerts went on sale.
What's Rodeo? you ask. Good question. I'm still unclear about that, but I am clear on that fact that Darius Rucker is performing at Rodeo and that we had to get tickets to his concert. Had to. Not a want, but a necessity.  

If you've been reading this here blog for awhile then you know that me and Darius are biffles. We were neighbors first, then grocery shopping buds, and now biffles. And biffles support each other by going to each other's concerts. I make it easy for Darius and his crazy schedule by not performing. 

At 9:30 am sharp Freddie and I got ourselves in some virtual waiting rooms for some Darius tickets. You get randomly placed in this said virtual waiting room and once 10am hits, you randomly get chosen to buy tickets until all are sold out. Seems fair, cool, easy, and stress free, right? Wrong.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. 

80% of the tickets were already sold out to season ticket holders which left not a lot of tickets for US.   Who invited season tickets holders to this party??? Get out. 

I was in two waiting rooms, and Freddie was in one. We were serious about these tickets, folks! Seriously serious. 10am came and left. 10:10 came. 10:20 came. 10:30 came. All left without us having any Darius tickets.
post wouldn't be complete without a blurry picture of my virtual waiting room computer screen. 
How are we supposed to support our neighbor/best friend if we can't get out of the waiting room?!!?!? Riddle me that. 

I started doing what any crazy and annoying completely sane and logical person would do and began bargaining. To whom I was bargaining, I'm not quite sure. Maybe the Rodeo gods? Or Darius on some Jedi brain wave power? I don't know, but I was bargaining a lot. 

Pleeeeeease! If we get tickets I'll buy cowboy boots! You know how much I don't want to buy cowboy boots. Whoever you is/are, I hope you did know that. 

We'll stay in Houston for the rest of our lives if we can just get out of this waiting room!

I'll sing all the lyrics to all songs correctly from here on out! 
^^^That's a hard one to keep, people. This proves how serious this thing was. 

Around 10:43 Freddie was chosen to purchase tickets. Freddie. Who had been in ONE Darius waiting room. Not two, but one. I only held it against him for about 0.00005th of a second because it meant that WE HAD DARIUS TICKETS!!!


They may be super cheap and in the bloodiest nose-bleed section, but I'm going to pretend that they are VIP neighbor tickets and sing my heart out. Maybe even dance in some cowboy boots. Who knows. But I do know that we'll be cheering on our favorite neighbor. Wink. 

Take that, virtual Rodeo waiting rooms. Come on and get here, March! Yeehaw or something. 
Oh, no one is as excited as we are? Cool. Carry on with your Mondays...


Meg Taylor said...

Yaaayyy congrats on getting tickets!!! Did you go to Hootie Homegrown when you lived here? We went for the first time this summer, and it was amazing! MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WERE NEIGHBORS. I lived in that apartment complex when I first moved to Charleston (summer 2014)... total missed opportunity!

Emily Ballard said...

Hahhaha so glad there was a happy ending. So much fun!!!

Carly Messmer said...

Congrats on getting tickets! Was this Ticketmaster? I swear they are the worst. I hardly even try to get tickets to concerts anymore because I get so frustrated.

Kayla MKOY said...

I'm sure Darius will be thrilled you went through all that trouble just to see him perform!! ;) yayyyy !!!!!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

This cracked me up. I'm glad the outcome was good for you and you have a fab time!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Hahaha I love how excited you are! Also I can't believe it took 43 minutes! Geez. Can't wait to read about how you were neighbors with him now.

Erin LFF said...

LOL- so funny and YAY for getting through those! I've done similar type of ticket waiting room things and man, it's STRESSFUL. I'm sure Darius appreciates you keeping the schedules easy on him, but you should totally perform from time to time as well ;)

Ashley said...

Yesssss!!! When I read the title, I thought, DARIUS!!!!!!


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