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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Concert Date

It's been a long time since hubby and I had a date. We just find it very hard to leave the kids behind as we do most of the things together.  The last time was  during our  7th wedding anniversary a couple of years ago, we left them at Dad's but even then I felt guilty celebrating with hubby without them.  Anyhow, the lady  that  is administering the veteran's office at my husband's school gave him free tickets  for two for Jimmy Buffett's concert.  Hubby and I thought that it will give us a reason to go on a date lol.

Two days before the concert, hubby was backing out  because he was dreading the  long  traffic so I told him that we don't have to go and that he could just give it out to somebody who wants to watch JB.  He changed his mind and said that he wanted me to experience watching a concert here.  So we went and sure enough,  more than an hour of our drive was spent sitting  on a traffic.
The concert was held at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA.  We finally reached the   parking lot, we decided to go on the general parking rather than the  premium one, thinking that it was free.  Upon arrival at the parking lot, there are people collecting money so hubby said  get money and be ready for the parking fee.  This is the conversation we had with the lady.

Lady in Red: Fifty Dollars please.
Hubby:  What? Di you say $50?
Lady in Red: (Smiled big and said)  I was just kidding,  it's $15  only.
Me: (Relieved) I thought for sure it's fifty coz that's too much.
There were so many people  with tents  cooking BBQ and drinking.
We spent like 45 minutes falling in line at the entrance gate.  As you can see, there are zillion of people trying to get in.
Most of the people were in costume and most of them were drunk already so I told hubby that we won't stay very long as I was developing a migraine  already from them screaming  and acting  wild.  We laid our blanket and sat  for 15 minutes  while waiting for the concert to start.  As soon as he started, the screaming gets louder and louder so I told hubby that we have to leave.  Hubby said let's hear one more song and towards the end of the song, a drunk guy spilled and poured the whole  cup of beer on us.  Hubby's shirt and my  back were wet. We did not drink beer but we came home smelling like  drunk, sigh.
The guy who spilled the beer said sorry and offered his blanket to us but it scared the heck out of me so we got up, gathered our soaking wet blanket and left. I am just thankful that my husband contained his fury inside him and chose not to blow up on the guy. It was a date to remember I would say but never again I would go to a concert like that. It was my first experience and would be my last. 

Thanks to Gail and Chris for having the kids while we were away for few hours.

59 comments:

  1. Great trip!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Not really hahaha but it was worth trying.

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  2. Beautiful series and great sky picture!

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    1. I like the shots I took with the sky too.

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  3. Nice pics of the sky, especially the one with people standing! Hope you had a good time at the concert! Experience thats worth having :)

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    1. It was a good photo opp for me although the experience isn't as nice I would Like it to hehehe.

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  4. looks like a fun-filled day. beautiful skies.

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    1. It was a beautiful day but certainly not a god experience for me.

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  5. Nice shots of your special time together. Great sky shots!

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  6. So sorry that you had a bad experience. I hope you got to at least listen to a couple good songs. Hopefully next time you and your hubby have a date night there won't be any drunks. Happy SWF!

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    1. The singer was good, I never had a glimpse of him though, all the audience were on their feet dancing so I couldn't see the performer.

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  7. Great pictures, but I guess not a very successful date..

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  8. Great serie of photos. The trip looks great too.
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks, I can't really compalin coz I experienced new things hehehe.

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  9. Yes, very nice photos of the concert.

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  10. It's a pity that you and hubby can't enjoy the concert. Being around drinking people is surely not comfortable at all. Anyway, you've captured great pics :)
    Thanks for your visit.

    www.womenandperspectives.com

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    1. You can say that again. They get out of control. That's why I said, that would be my first and last time attending such event hehehe.

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  11. Beautiful shots. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the concert more.

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    1. Me Too Carver but it's okay, we learned from experience right?

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  12. oh so sad your special nite was ruined ..

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  13. Amazing sky! Happy Friday! I enjoyed my first full week back blogging after the birth of my son. If you haven't already done so, please stop by my blog to say hello and
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    1. LIked the page already. Thanks for visiting.

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  14. You are not alone Mommy Rose. We live just 6 miles away from a concert place here in MI, but I only go there once. Hubby never been there for a concert he is not that type. And like you I get headache with loud screaming and yes the smell of alcohol! ^_^ But nice to get out with hubby in tow! ^_^ Happy weekend!

    Kim,USA

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    1. Yup, never will I get into that kind of mess again hahaha. It was really anight to remember, only, it's a bad thing.

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  15. Wow, I can understand that it will be the first and the last. Me too don't like those kinds of concerts and people who are shouting and drinking. So I prefer to be at homedate with my husband:)

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    1. I do prefer being at home too, we just availed the free tickets that we got.

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  16. What a shame that certain people can ruin anything. I like some of the performers, but stay away from this type concerts. Most of the people that attend are just there to act up. Sorry, but at least you can look back and laugh about this experience in time.

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    1. You can say that again Ms. LV. (I have no regrets though, at least I know now.

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  17. Fun times and nice trip.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  18. Great shots. Sayang lang at di nyo masyadong naenjoy dahil sa isang lasing. :(

    Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

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    1. Actually lahat ata ng audience dun eh lasing, kami lang ni hubs ang hindi.. Too bad nabuhusan yung di umiinom lol.

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  19. saya naman :-) super dami ng tao, anyway i like the sky shots...you looks a professional photographer.. Hope you could visit me here red toy car

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  20. So sorry your date wasn't perfect but at least you were together and will certainly have a memory to talk about for years to come.

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  21. Looks like you kept on smiling through all the trouble, better luck with next years date.
    Joy - ABC Team

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    1. It's better to smile it out than be pissed, I don't want to spend my energy hating people hehehe

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  22. Too bad you're not a zillionaire!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. Hahaha, exactly Roger. Wish I am a zillionaire, that would be ecstatic.

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  23. geez! that lady was probably trying to get you. if you just pay them.. u might not able to get your money back. a crowd like this is not a very good place to go for a date, i would prefer, a quite place like going for a walk in one of those trails, or by the beach in a quite afternoon when the sun is about to set. =D

    visiting from TT
    http://ourtravelsthrumylens.com/hershey-parks-famous-carrousel/

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    1. I agree. I wasn't gonna pay $50 bucks anyway, I would tell hubby to just turn around hahaha..

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  24. I had heard that Buffet fans were a bit extreme. Sorry it wasn't what you expected♫♪

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  25. awwsss... a memorable date indeed. would love to have a date with hubby too... never been on a date with him for a long... he's very busy.. hehehe.. visiting from TT!

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    1. Attending this kind of concert is not really a great idea for a date hehehe.

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  26. visitng from TT

    sweet date, lovely couple. :)

    hope you can visit my entry http://sandiegowithlovebyjerla.com/2012/07/deep-sea-fishing-at-the-coronado-island-mexico.html :)

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    1. Thanks, will be over to your page in a little bit.

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  27. Oh wow! I love love love that photo of the sunset! That's marvelous!!! So grand! Super nicely captured, sis!

    Natawa ako sa conversation dun sa parking. Grabe, mahihimatay siguro ako 'pag totoong $50! Hahaha. Looks so fun you have had. Kami rin, no date na since we became parents. :D

    Hope to see you at this week's TT! :)
    http://3travelholics.com

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