April 10, 2006

Confessions From The Upper Decks

I got my Madonna tickets.
Let me rephrase that:
I was in my office at 8 this morning, and had 2 phone lines and 5 internet explorer windows going the second tickets went on sale at 9:00. I needed 6 seats together for me and mine.
When I got the nice lady on the phone at exactly 9:06 she told me that there were only pairs left behind the stage, and scattered singles.
Then she found 6 together. Which I took.
Now mind you, these were the BEST AVAILABLE seats. (Read: There weren't even any of the ridiculously prices $354 seats left.) And, the good people at Ticketmaster were kind enough to promise me my own escorts to my seat (!!):


A few minutes later, 2 more shows were suddenly added (DAMN YOU MADONNA AND YOUR EVIL PLANS TO SCREW US ALL BY SUDDENLY "ADDING" DATES THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN LISTED ALL ALONG!)
I bought three more tickets for another show. A bit closer. Like I believe these to actually be in U.S. airspace.
Basically, here's a map of where I'll be sitting:

So on the second night, for a mere $110 per seat, I can watch Madonna on the big screens and imagine how cool it must be up close. On the first night, for $80, I get to see Madonna, but I'm also relatively certain that I'll get to spend some Q time with dead relatives, as I will be sitting in fucking heaven. And really, $80 isn't really all that high a price to see Grandma again.
So that's that I guess. We're making base camp at the concession stand and setting out for the summit about an hour before the concert.


3 Comments:

Anonymous bradders0201 said...

FOOL!! Buy the DVD for a mere $40 and get a fantastic view, be near your beer-stocked fridge, stop the action during bathroom/cigarette breaks so you don't miss any Kablah-blah witterings from Her Royal Madgeness and have it all in tune owing to extensive studio wizardry. Or be a Kylie fan; she manages to put on 2 hours of fun, costume changes, set changes, full backing band and hot boy and girl dancers. She interacts with the crowd, looks happy to be there and moreover she sings LIVE, in tune and for a third of the price Madonna "entertains" us. The really sad bit? All the while sycophantic fans pay these grossly over the top prices, there is no disincentive for Madonna Inc to charge less. Those leotards don't cost that much, but I wouldn't mind betting that her local Kabollocks centre gets more than just a new sofa this summer.

12:34 PM  
Blogger A* said...

I knew there was a reason I loved Bradders! HA! It's precisely what I said...

And don't get used to being tha close to heaven dearie. Make nice nice w/ Grandma. You and I have a timeshare down under, where mockery and misery roam. :)

1:49 PM  
Blogger allison said...

And I will be passed out on the Down Under front lawn. Bring me mojitos when you get a chance.

1:07 PM  

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