Sunday, February 6, 2011

(Nearly) Wasted Trip

Yesterday was a big day for Amanda, Lily, and me as we planned on attending the Winter Jam concert in Greensboro. I got things arranged so that Uncle Bill and Aunt Tiff would watch Noah for the night and the three of us would head out to Greensboro as we did with Fayetteville last year. We had a fine trip and enjoyed some Chick-Fil-A in the car.

As we got near the Coliseum we ran into the expected traffic. I knew that we had some problems when I saw the "Lot Full" sign before the parking lot. We ended up parking on the street (something I may do in the future) and when I asked one of the police directing traffic if I was OK in my spot he gave me some bad news. The concert was already sold out. They don't do pre-sales for these concerts, so you just have to pay your $10 at the door. Apparently there were folks camped out since 11:30 in the morning for a show where the doors opened at 5:00.

To salvage the evening we took Lily to the nearby mall for dessert and a little gift. We got treats at the Nestle Toll House store and Lily got a "mood bracelet" in the shape of a heart with an L on it at Justice. It had been a while since the last time I was at a mall at 6:00 PM on a Saturday evening.  I am in no hurry to repeat the experience. Guess what? Teenagers are still thoughtless, rude, and inappropriately-dressed. And they travel in swarms too.