November 5, 2009

It's a Great Day in Vancouver

I'm not much for celebrities and I don't get excited when I see them on the streets of Vancouver. (Ok, I did get Patrick Stewart's autograph but only because of Jean Luc Picard, and a friend got it for me without my knowing. Really!) But I do sometimes think it might be nice to see a show or concert yet rarely follow through as tickets are so expensive and almost everything has to be purchased through Ticketmaster. Paying an extra $10 for the privilege of ordering tickets on-line, when I'd be just as happy to walk over to the theatre, seems a bit ridiculous to me.

But today all that changed. Craig Ferguson is coming to Vancouver!!!

The boyfriend emailed to say he saw an ad. My Outlook at work has a little pop-up window that I can see new messages without really having to read them. I saw the words Craig Ferguson and Vancouver and bolted to Ticketmaster's website.

The first tickets to come up were Orchestra, Row H, seats 19 and 20. Not bad. But not good enough. I tried again. Orchestra, Row J, seats 13 and 14. Shit. So I just kept trying. The way Ticketmaster works is that while you are on line with them, with a certain selection of tickets, they are on hold until you either let them go or your time runs out (usually 3 minutes). So the game is to just keep trying and trying until you get (drum roll please) Orchestra, Row A, seats 16 and 17. We'll be in the front row! I'll be able to see Craig sweat and hear every nuance of that lovely Scotish accent. And I'll get to laugh and laugh (the man really cracks me up -- don't know why, just does).

So while it might be a great day in America, it is also a great day for me.

(actually January 22nd is the day)


Summer Athena said...

Omg!!! I'm so jealous.

gh said...

Coool, have a blast! i like Craig Ferguson and his take on stuff.
Good score!

Anonymous said...

Bless you for posting this!!! I was hoping he would come back soon. I'm not in the front row like you, but 5th is pretty darned good! Thanks again, from a fellow cheeky you know what!

Anonymous said...

PS - I love, love, love the photo of the puppy!

sallymandy said...

Oh, enjoy the show! And Patrick Stewart! I adore Jean Luc. How lucky was that.

Have a great weekend.

E said...

How lucky for you! And I didn't know that you could try and try again for better seats on Ticketmaster...I've been settling all these years.

drollgirl said...

hahah! brilliant! you are going to have such a good time!

and damn that ticketmaster and all of its fees. UGH. but sometimes you've just gotta do it!

Anonymous said...

So jealous - wish I had been there. Seeing the man on TV is great, but front row - yeowza!! You'll have to let me know how it was...........oh forget it, I know it was incredible. No gloating please!