I am taking an early music appreciation class and one of the requirements is to attend two concerts. I found out that one hour before each performance they sell the extra tickets to students for only $8.00, a great deal! So, last weekend, I tried to go to the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra's performance of Beethoven's 5th symphony. There were performances Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoon.
I got dressed up and drove into town on Saturday night arriving around 7:00, an hour before the scheduled showtime. I had trouble finding the hall, in the dark, because a big parking structure has been built since I was last there, and it is not on the main street, but set back from the road. There are no signs for the place either. Oh, did I mention that it's on the University campus? As luck would have it, on this night, the concert started at 6:00 and all the people milling around were on intermission!! On Friday night the show started at 8:00, so much for my 35 minute, 25 mile drive to town. The man in charge said that it was too bad, too, because there were several empty seats. He told me there was exactly 1 ticket left for the Sunday afternoon performance because it was being held at a smaller venue. Hmmm, should I make the trip to town again to try to get that one ticket?? I think not!
I think this was the start of my run of bad luck that I mentioned the other day.
So, this weekend, the NMSO is doing a celebration of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and friends. I triple verified that it started at 8:00 and made plans to go on Saturday night.
To be continued...
And push your luck - song: Teenage Wildlife, artist: David Bowie, album: Scary Monsters