Saturday, December 12, 2009

Muse...Here We Come!

OK, so all week Caitlin and I have been on pins and needles. Her favorite band (and quickly becoming one of mine), Muse, announced last weekend that they were adding a few dates to their US tour this spring. I thought I was going to have to give Caitlin CPR when she found out that Atlanta was one of those new dates.

According to the Gwinnett Center, the venue where the show will be held, tickets were supposed to go on sale this past Thursday at 9:00. We sat, laptop in hand, hitting the refresh button for about an hour and then were completely devastated when we figured out that the Thursday sale was pre-sales for radio stations. I wanted to go hold the local station hostage and force them to get tickets for us.

Regular tics went on sale this morning at 11:00. We traipsed out in our jammies to Kroger in Columbia so we would be standing in front of a Ticketmaster counter as soon as 11:00 hit. Actually we were there about half an hour earlier and that was the slowest 30 minutes of our lives. We could have just ordered them at home but I was afraid that if the mass of Muse fans hit the Ticketmaster website at the same time, we might get cut out and not get tickets at all.

It's a good thing that we were standing there, ready to hit the 'purchase' button, because 6 minutes after they went on sale, whole sections of the arena were already taken. But...we managed to squeak in and get some really good seats, across the arena but directly in front of the stage!!!! The only other groups of seats together were up in the higher levels.

So, come March 1, when class meets after the concert happens, I might still be a bit deaf and definitely hoarse (cause I'm planning on singing my throat out) but Caitlin and I ARE GOING TO SEE MUSE!!!!!!

I am so doing a happy dance right now that looks a little something like Chunk doing the Truffle Shuffle in The Goonies.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I am so happy for both of you! I'm sure ya'll are super excited... :) I've never been to a concert like that before, so you'll have to tell me all about it after you go. I'm glad it worked out the way you wanted. You deserve something awesome like that! ;)