I’ve Got a Ticket for Garth Brooks!


The Dude on the Right

I can’t believe it!  After all of these years I am going to see him in
concert again!  No, it’s not Bruce Springsteen (he wanted almost a hundred
bucks for his concert tickets), nor

Rick Springfield
.  No, it’s not

Neil Diamond
, nor is it

Wayne Newton
(thankfully he’s finally off "Dancing With the Stars.") 
And no, it’s not even

Roger Waters

I’m going to see the one and only

Garth Brooks
, in concert, at the Kerasotes ShowPlace 16, in Naperville,
IL.  And StubHub be damned, it’s only costing me eleven bucks (damn
Fandango fee)!

Yup, there it was, Friday morning, and as I was getting ready
to see "The
" I remembered tickets for Garth were going on sale that morning. 
So I fired up my computer, headed to the Garth Brooks website, clicked on the
link to buy tickets, and they kept sending me to the Fathom Events’ site which
was obviously overloaded, and it was just like trying to get home opener tickets
for the Chicago Cubs – I kept getting denied any access.  Then it occurred
to me, and I headed to the Fandango website, and sure enough, with minutes I had
it:  My receipt that I would have a ticket to see the man, the myth, the
legend, the dude who won’t tour until his kids are grown – Garth Brooks.

it only cost me eleven bucks (ten bucks for the ticket, one buck for the
Fandango folks)!

Okay, sure, I’ll be in Naperville, IL., during a concert that
is actually taking place in Kansas City, MO., but the ten dollar cost actually
got my investigative interest up, namely what will it be like to attend a
"concert" at my local gigaplex?  I know they don’t serve beer at my local
movie theater so I’m guessing there won’t be an issue of the dude behind me
dumping his beer down the back of my shirt.  I know you can’t smoke, but I
also wonder if the smell of some wacky-weed might permeate the air at times?  
Will people be using their cell phones as "lighters" during some of the
reflective songs?  Will I be able to use my iPhone to take a picture of the

The other thing that I really wonder is if there is a "secondary"
demand for tickets to see Garth Brooks at a movie theater.  After I figured
out the Fandango option, and got my single ticket, I wondered if I should have
bought the maximum allowed, maybe even "invested" money across these United
States, to buy as many tickets for a Garth Brooks concert at a movie theater,
and then simply tried to double my money.  Could I have used Craigslist,
eBay, StubHub, or any other of the many places to post tickets for sale, and
then made a little more money on the handling part of the "shipping and
handling" of the transaction?  But no, I was too lazy, hell, I didn’t even
ask any of my friends who are Garth Brooks fans if they wanted to go, so if I
can get my ass out the door, on November 14th, I’m going to see Garth Brooks on
my movie screen.

And now all I can really think is "Can Garth Brooks actually
put on a concert to excite a group of people watching him at a movie theater?" 
If he can Garth might go down as the best entertainer, ever, otherwise I’ll just
be kind of pissed that I didn’t stay at home and watch "Bionic Woman."

Now all I’ve got to do is figure out how to see him live, in Kansas City, MO.

That’s it for this one! 
I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!