Monday, April 7, 2008

Springsteen and the Simpleton

By all accounts, the Springsteen concert was amazing. The crowd in San Jose was much like the one Friday night in Sacramento. Let's face it, nothing can go wrong when Springsteen plays.

Unlike in Sacramento, I had seats for the San Jose show. Decent seats, although I probably would have preferred to be standing in the pit. Pete says I'm spoiled for all future shows because of my front row center placement in October in Oakland. But I can just close my eyes while Springsteen plays, and I am as close as I need to be.

I can't say enough about Springsteen. Two concerts in one weekend, two venues, two different sets of thousands of adoring fans. It doesn't get much better than that.

Only there's this thing.

I hate to admit it.

I hate to open myself up for the vast ridicule that I deserve.

But I'll 'fess up.

I'll 'fess up right now.

I thought the show was on Sunday. When I went to print my tickets Sunday afternoon, there was a problem printing them. I was ticked. I was on hold with Ticketmaster. And when the automated phone voice indicated I had tickets for Saturday, April 5, my head started spinning.

Yeah, I missed it. I had it on my calendar as Sunday. I never checked since purchasing them. I do not deserve to adore Springsteen. I am stupid. I am mortified. I am saddened. I'm a freakin' idiot of monumental magnitude. Go on, say it. You can't be any harder on me than I am on myself.

13 comments:

Marcy said...

Go easy now -- I don't think your "Glory Days" have passed you by yet (yuk, yuk, love a good pun) -- just look back on what your past couple of months have been like and cut yourself a break! -:D

Jolene said...

How horrible. I know you're a huge fan and I can only imagine the scene when you realized the mistake. Well, maybe you're a little more mature. I would have freaked and had a total meltdown.

I went to Michael's (craft store) on Sunday thinking it was Saturday. I had a 50% off coupon. Those are rare. The item I wanted wasn't on sale already, so the coupon would have applied. Upon handing my precious coupon to the clerk, she said, "Sorry, this expired yesterday." I exclaimed, "What!!!!? It reads good through Saturday, April 5, 2008." She was like, "Um, it's Sunday." I experienced a whole body blush. I thought I just turned 33, not 83.

See, you're not the only one. Not that my stupid coupon even compares to a concert ticket.

Sian said...

Oh that is sick. Just like something I would do.

Re. grams and cups etc I thought your husband would be able to translate :)
Sorry

Florinda said...

Oh, no. I can imagine myself doing something like that...

Don't kick yourself too hard. At least you got to the Friday show!

Mel said...

Oh, no! Oh, that's awful. You poor thing.

Java said...

Aw, man! Reading that physically hurt! That's the kind of thing I would totally obsess about. Here's hoping you cut yourself some slack (I agree with Marcy about your last couple of months)and focus on the concerts you DID make. Maybe that was the karmic price you had to pay to get the awesome front and center experience in October? Definitely worth it, no? Yeah, yeah, feel free to tell me where to stick it. ;)

chichimama.com said...

Oh, man. I am so, so sorry.

D... said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. Totally bites.

I am going to see Bon Jovi next Monday. Let me check right now to make sure I have the right date.

JerseyGirl said...

Well I heard that night of the concert tour was the worst of the whole tour, people left early cus it sucked and he only played for an hour anyway, so you didn;t miss much.

MamaGeek said...

OH SHIT. Say it ain't so! That sounds like something I would have done.

Bubba's Sis said...

Oh I'm so sorry!!!! That's totally something I would have done, too. I have brain farts all the time. In fact, today I forgot to pick up my prescription so I won't be sleeping tonight.....

ARRRRGH!

Going to Bon Jovi with D...it better be Monday!!

Maria said...

My stomach actually lurched when I read that.

I mean...if it had been me...god, help everyone around me.

Toni said...

Oh. NO!

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