Thursday, July 19, 2007

Just My Luck

Last week I came across an opportunity to win concert tickets to a Guster/Toad the Wet Sprocket concert in Costa Mesa, CA. Where Costa Mesa was, I had no idea. I figured it was probably located within the mass of humanity surrounding Los Angeles, roughly an eight hour drive from Tucson. The concert is next Wednesday night, July 25th. I have to work that day. And Thursday. The likelihood of me being able to attend the concert was close to nil. Since I've never won a single thing in my life, I figured what the hey, and threw my name into the proverbial "hat".

I like Guster, but I'm a big Toad fan. It's weird, I enjoyed their radio hits in mid/late 90's, but it's only been in the last couple of years that I discovered their full repertoire. And since that time, I always find myself coming back to Toad. I have a million songs on my Zune, and I'm constantly downloading new artists and listening to new music, expanding my musical horizons, but Toad has become a sort of "comfort food" for me. I don't know why. There's nothing flashy about them. They are just a solid pop/rock band. Last summer they began touring as a band again, and I kept a tight watch on their tour schedule to see if they would be making any stops in Arizona. They didn't. The closest they came was California. So I guess I went a little out of my mind when they were offering a contest for free tickets. Though the cards were stacked against my being able to go to the concert, I entered anyway.

I won.

SCORE!!

Awwwww CRAP!!

Yesterday I received an e-mail confirming that I was the contest winner. So now I'm trying to figure out if I can finagle my way to Costa Mesa for a couple of days next week to see one of my favorite bands in concert. Stay tuned.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that concert must have drastically undersold, because you were one of many winners. I "won" as well, and I have seen Google alerts from many bloggers who also believe they got lucky. I mean, they did, in a sense... free tickets are always a good thing. I just think the odds in this case were greatly above-average, given the number of "winners" I've seen so far.

the battered ham said...

I had a feeling that might be the case. But you're right...you can't beat free.

rasaiki said...

Costa Mesa is about 1.5 h from us, on the other side of L.A. You are more than welcome to crash here.

the battered ham said...

Thanks guys! It would be great to see you! Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to make the trip. We simply have too much going on.

We're going to be in Newport Beach (I think it's Newport Beach) at the end of September. Perhaps we can connect then?