Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rumor Has it

If you've been following my blog for even a little while, you probably know I'm a HUGE Adele fan.

On the brink of obsessed would be a fair assessment.
Andy and I had the luck of catching Adele in concert almost 3 years ago before she had become the goddess that she is today. Back then I snagged tickets for $27 and we got to see her in a room with 500 other people.
The Script opened for her. We had never heard of them, but bought the cd because we kinda liked them too.

Fast forward three years and I was scouring Craigslist back in June, actually considering spending $750 a ticket, which they were going for at the time.
I may LOVE Adele, but I ain't crazy. Or rich for that matter.

Well, I have never been so excited to hear that her concert got cancelled back in June.
This meant that I had a second chance to score tickets because the venue had changed to Open Air Theater, which held 6,000 instead of 2,500 at Humphrey's.

I read Ticketmaster tutorials online for a week before they went on sale.
I was NOT going to miss my second chance.
I sat at the computer and hit refresh, while putting in first available, any price starting 5 minutes before they actually went on sale.

When the clock hit 10:00, my refresh revealed "go time".
I did my thing.
There were none available.
The tickets were SOLD OUT.
within the 2 seconds it took me to refresh.
I was sick.
I hit refresh again and again and again.
And finally.....
some not so fortunate person had released their tickets...

and Andy and I SCORED.

So I interrupt our run of family events to bring you pics from the BEST CONCERT OF MY LIFE.
Well, second best to 3 years ago.
You really just couldn't beat that one.

After a forgettable opening act, my girl was on

**Side note...
Thank you Annie for letting me borrow your lens!!! I just don't think my little prime would have cut it.

and I loved every second of it.
Can I tell you that my husband tried to talk to me about football season road trips while ADELE was sharing background on her songs?
Silence please.
The hugeness of the moment must have escaped him.

When we got home at midnight after the concert, Adele's third biggest fan was still up in her room. I guess she couldn't sleep wondering how the concert was going.
So we shared with her as well.

And if you are a fan as well....which, how couldn't you be...
Here you go....

(Press pause on my music in the right hand column so you can hear her in all her glory....unless of course her song is already playing...then let it play out out of respect before beginning the live show.)

You're welcome.


Lacey said...

You are so cute. I love Adele too. But had to laugh that you had to stop Andy talking.... You are so funny!!! Glad you had a memorable night!

Anonymous said...

Great balls of fire....I'm jelly!
I tell my teenagers when I hear Adele singing.....I have to hug someone. She really makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
What a blessing for you TWICE!! :)

Alicia said...

You crack me up! You are the one that got me hooked on Duffy and Adele! I miss you so! Greg and and I are going to have to plan a trip West!!!