Throwback Thursday 5/25/23

Hey guys! Time seems to be flying by rather quickly, because it’s already time for another throwback! This time, I’m going to let you all in on some major regret that I have, because man…this was just tragic. Maybe you’ll even get second-hand regret for me when you know what went down last fall, haha! Take a look…

That Time I Missed Out On A Once-In-A-Lifetime Oppurtunity

Yep, that’s right. I missed out HARD. And the worst part is that there really wasn’t any way of knowing I missed out until it was already too late. If you don’t know, I love Elton John. When I found out he was coming to San Antonio, where I live, for his farewell tour, I obviously wanted to go. The only problems were that my family would be out of town that day for a basketball tournament, and I’m just a poor college student who can’t afford to go to concerts.

Let me tell you how agonizing it was to let that pass me by. At the time I had never been to a real concert before, and I didn’t have hope of ever going to one since the bands/singers I like are either dead or they aren’t going on tour anymore. The fact that this was Elton John’s last tour was really the salt to the wound. Actually, no, the real salt to the wound had yet to come. Like, this is something my family teases me about to this day.

Flash forward to a few days after the concert, Halloween day. I was out with my brothers to watch them trick-or-treat, and when I got back to my house, my dad was standing out front talking to a neighbor who lived a few houses down the street. Boy, did they have news for me. Apparently this neighbor had gotten a bunch of tickets to go see Elton John, and not just ANY tickets, but they literally had some of the best seats in the house. I was like, dang, cool, why are you telling me this? Well, long story short, some of the people who had been going with the neighbor dropped out at the last minute, so there were extra tickets, WHICH I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT. The neighbor literally said I should have said something about it and I would have gotten a ticket for FREE.

BUT HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT? I don’t know this neighbor very well at all, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t just go door to door asking if anyone has any extra Elton John tickets. Like, WHAT? I was beside myself with regret for many weeks after that, and it still hangs over me from time to time.

The worst part is that I might be about to let it happen again. Another one of my favorite singers is coming to Texas later this year: Sting. It would fill up another throwback post to tell you all how much I love Sting, but the point is, I’m a poor college student who can’t afford to go. But am I really going to let this slide? Am I going to go ask my neighbor if he so happens to have extra Sting tickets? I guess we’ll see…

Anyway, I guess the moral of the story is not to let things like this happen, which is terrible because sometimes there’s no way to fix stuff like this, haha! Let me know what y’all think about this!

God bless y’all and have a wonderful rest of your week!


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