A little excited...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    For years husband and I have been big fans of Dire Straits, and Mark Knopfler in particular. Most everyone in the world remembers them for their big hit "Money for Nothing" from the 1980's. Mark Knopfler's library is far more expansive than that, though. He's dueted with everyone from BB King to Chet Akins, George Harrison to Eric Clapton, and written some of my favorite Film Scores including that from "The Princess Bride". I love guitar players, and in my humble opinion he is one of the best in the world.

    So, last year I knew he had a new album coming out, and with a new album comes a tour. I decided that it was time for husband and I to go see him, and that it would be our Christmas present. Obviously this was before we canceled Christmas, but that's beside the point. So, I joined his web site and kept my eye open for when he was coming to town. When it came up, I realized that he was playing our town in the big auditorium built in the 1960's with terrible acoustics. The next day, though, he's playing in a nearby college town in a classic opera house with naturally wonderful acoustics. His website had an opportunity to order tickets through them a day in advance of open sales, so that day, I sat and waited impatiently for 10 AM to roll along.

    I click in at 10 AM precisely, and order my tickets. They're guaranteed to be on the orchestra level, but you have to wait for the sales to be final before you know what seat you're going to get. You expect an e-mail in 2 - 4 weeks with your seat assignment. I figured, "What the heck. I want to see him and I always end up in the nosebleeds, so orchestra floor can't be that bad." A few weeks later I get an e-mail with our seat assignments. AAA 208 - 209. I was a little disappointed, because I figured AAA was the third set of Row A seats. I got online and checked out the seating chart. Row AAA is the front row, and seats 208 - 209 are the center seats in the center section!


    So, we're heading down the day of the concert, checking into a decent motel (we're only going to be there long enough to sleep) and having a nice dinner nearby, then on to the concert. Then we're heading back up the valley and will do a winery tour and lunch somewhere along the way. I feel like a teenager! I am sooooo excited! Here's one of the first songs I heard by them way back when I was a teenager! He still plays it in concert and I hope to hear it live.

  2. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    You so rock!!!!!!!!! Love ds!!!!! Have a great time!!!
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    How fun!!!
  4. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I hope you have a great time---sounds like you will. Lucky, lucky Witzie-----
  5. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I'm not a big DS fan, but it sounds like a fun concert/week away. Have a great time!
  6. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    VERY Exciting!! You will have a blast! H and I were lucky enough to see the Fabulous Thunderbirds this past winter (for his birthday) at a very small venue with great acoustics. They were great. I bought their Cd and they all signed it for me! The first time I ever saw them was at a small bar on Long Island back in the 80's.

    Anyway, have fun~
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    How neat! I hope you both have a fantastic time!
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Oh! How wonderful!!! You ought to have a wonderful time!!! (bit jealous):D
  9. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    AWWWWWWEssssssome!!! That is SOOO cool!!! I hope you have the time of your life :bigsmile:
  10. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    How exciting! And so great that they're performing in an opera house--the sound should be fabulous. Have a wonderful time.