Saturday, January 24, 2009

Two moms and a concert

The timing of the snow couldn't have been worse - the moms were due to drive to Raleigh from Charlotte on Tuesday for the Celine Dion concert that night. We weren't even sure that the concert would, like Celine's heart, go on. But the moms got on the road a little earlier than planned and braved the icy conditions by our house to get up here.

The McHusband and I had both called the venue at two different times and had been told that the concert wasn't canceled. Guess we should've made a third phone call...

Anyway, we went to dinner before the concert and as we walked out the door, the phone was ringing. It was an 800 number so we let the machine get it. More on that later.

So here we are, all excited to go see Celine.

Our first sign should've been the fact that there wasn't any traffic to speak of and we got to the RBC Center in record time considering the conditions. When we had our choice of parking right next to the building, I knew something wasn't right. I called the McHusband and sure enough, the concert had been postponed until the next night.

Like I said, we should've called that third time.

Luckily, we had a safe trip to the RBC Center and back home again, with a stop at the grocery store for wine and cookies, essentials for any snow night.

As we went to bed later that night, I saw the answering machine blinking with a message. It was Ticketmaster, calling to tell us the concert had been postponed.

That 800 number that we didn't answer? Guess we should've stuck around to see what they were calling about.

The next night, we went BACK to the RBC Center and got stuck in tons of traffic and missed most of the opening act. But we got to see Celine and it was a great concert.

Good company, good music, terrible traffic - two out of three isn't bad.

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