Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Concert

This is another absolutely true story, even though it seems like something that was taken from a sitcom. It doesn’t actually involve me, but my mom, but I can assure you that it was recounted to me right after it happened via text.

This all happened when she and her friend went to see Tom Jones in concert. Yes, he’s still alive. I was surprised, too. They drove down to the casino where the concert was located, had dinner, did some gambling. And then…

My mom: We should go make sure we know where the theatre is so we can find it when it’s time for the concert.

Her friend: Sure. Let me get the tickets. Maybe we can find our seats.

My mom: Orchestra, right?

Her friend: Right, but… I thought the concert was in the Grand Theatre but it says it’s in the Hippodrome. Where’s the Hippodrome?

My mom: There’s no Hippodrome here.

Her friend: Here, look for yourself.

My mom: …Why does this ticket say it’s for the ninth and not the fifth?

Her friend: Um…

My mom: And also that it’s in Baltimore?

Yeah, that was kind of a bummer for them. Apparently no one bothered to check the tickets before they actually got there. Or maybe they did and because they’re both sixty year old women and looked without their reading glasses on, they just didn’t notice.

It was about then that my mom texted me, because she just had to share what happened. There were still tickets available, but they were way in the back, not the orchestra seats they had purchased. I think they got their money back for them at least.


  1. I guess if you're buying tickets online and you accidentally hit the wrong date, it could happen.
    Although I triple-check and even have my wife look to confirm it's the right dates and times.

  2. Oops!

    Tom Jones isn't alive, they just have the corpse on strings.

  3. How do you accidentally buy tickets for the wrong venue? Then again, I don't do concerts, so I wouldn't know how to buy tickets for the right venue...

  4. The wrong venue? How does that happen?

    I didn't know he was still alive, either.

  5. The only time I ever had anything similar happen was my mom's fault.
    She had all the dates wrong to the event and never bothered to check the tickets.

  6. That sounds like the kind of thing I would do... Once I have a date and time in my head, it's hard to change, even when the real dates and times are right in front of me.

  7. That's pretty funny. It gave me a good smile today.


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