In the meantime,
as New England and all the Eastern seaboard sold out its shows,
I had joined on at a Philly area fan club. There was a mailing list
and a little web site with the latest news maintained by yours truely.
Never mind that I'm not really "from" Philadelphia and
I don't really live here. But I'd be there for the tour and so that
was good enough.
One day, as
I was reading the online mailing list for the group I ran into an
interesting post. A girl was selling a Boston ticket. Just one,
though. What would I do with just one? Far from seriously, I posted
(sometimes I have this incredible urge to post even if it's just
a bunch of nonsense) and said something like I'd love a Boston ticket
since that's one of the shows I really wanted to go to but I wasn't
going to go by myself. As far as I was concerned, that was the end
of that. I had previously turned down Albany tickets cuz I couldn't
get anyone to go with me.
But lo and
behold. That wasn't the end of the Boston affair.
I dropped by
Excite one day a little later to clean it out and keep me from gettin'
shut down cuz I had too much e-mail. And what was that e-mail...
from that girl that had posted on the list (name witheld to protect
the guilty). She admitted that she actually had two Boston tickets
but hadn't been able to get anyone to go with her so she was planning
go by herself. But since I was from the area, maybe we could go
up together if I was game. Oh... my... God... Maybe my prayers had
been heard after all :)
I was more
than up for it. I e-mailed back right away and told her that if
she still had it, I still wanted it. At any price.
So we were
set. We were going up to Boston... the weekend before the Philly
shows. Driving up after work and school. I immediately made sure
I had that weekend off. Sounds crazy but there really is no other
way. Ride the wave or let it pass without you.
for MSG tickets. Anyone? Anyone? :)