Friday, July 18, 2008

Oh...The Things People Say

Last night my sister-in-law, Jenny, and I went to see Martina McBride at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Selma, TX (right outside of San Antonio). The drive from her house in South Austin (Kyle to be exact) only took us about an hour so we arrived with about 45 minutes to spare before the gates opened. We wanted to get there a little on the early side because we had general admission lawn tickets and we wanted to make sure we got a good spot on the lawn so we could see the concert well. While we were waiting in the heat (a concert in July in Texas...what was I thinking!), we were informed that they were closing the lawn for this concert and would be upgrading us to actual seats. This was a nice surprise because it meant we would actually be covered and not have the sun beating down on us. However, if we had known this ahead of time we could have waited another hour to drive down and still would have gotten the seats we were given. The concert itself was great. It just made for a late evening with me having to get up and go to work today.

If Jenny and I would have waited to drive down, we would have missed one of the best lines of the evening. While waiting in line and commenting on the attair of many of our fellow concert goers (ranging from spike heels and sundresses to full cowboy getup complete with boots and hats), we overheard a mother tell a daughter that, "If I had known this was an outdoor concert, I would have dressed differently." Now...the last time I checked all amphitheaters are technically outdoors. Just to make sure I went to Wikipedia to get a definition of amphitheater and this is what it gave me, "An amphitheatre (alternatively amphitheater) is an open-air venue for spectator sports, concerts, rallies, or theatrical performances." Wouldn't the phrase "open-air venue" say outdoors to you? Not to mention you can go to the website for the Verizon Center and see a layout of the amphitheatre. I swear I am frequently amazed at people and the things they say.

1 comment:

stryyp said...

i used to be....then i started working where i do now. the funniest ones are the ones you realize you know near the end of the call that you've been thinking was a moron the whole time.