Two years ago now?
Pretty sure it was ,tickets for one of the concerts on my Bucket List went on sale and The Wifely Unit bought a couple for me for either Father’s Day or our Anniversary, I can’t remember.
They weren’t cheap either, a little over $300 for two tickets because she caught it early and got great seats.
I have been wanting to see Megadeath in concert for a long time. When these tickets were announced, it was Megadeath and Ozzy Osbourne, a Double Win!.
Then Ozzie got sick and they postponed the concert.
I can understand that of course, I want the old Rocker as healthy as anybody else.
A year goes by and in the mean time this Covid Bullshit hits.
Six months ago they announced the concert was back on, except now it would be Megadeath and Lamb of God.
Oh Hell Yeah I wanted to go see that!
Lamb of God kicks ass in concert, seen them a few years ago.
As the appointed date approaches, Judas Priest announces their 50th Anniversary tour.
I have seen them probably 10 times now and I gotta say, since their two original guitarists aren’t there anymore, it’s kinda like they are just going through the motions.
It ain’t the same but whatever, it’s 50 years and quite the milestone.
So I bought tickets to go see that a couple of months ago.
Then three weeks ago now?
I get an email from Moda Center, where the concerts are going to be at and here is this list of new rules and crap they want you to put up with just to go see a concert.
They completely outlawed tobacco anywhere on their property.
As you can imagine, a Sportsball/Concert complex takes up a pretty good chunk of real estate.
Then they say you either have to have Proof Of Jab or have Proof of Negative Covid Test, taken within 48 hours of the concert.
Yeah, Fuck, You.
So I got Online and put all 4 tickets back up For Sale on the Official TicketMaster website.
That was at least two weeks ago now.
I get another Email from the bastards yesterday and they changed their rules again, with 24 hours to go before the concert actually starts.
Now it doesn’t matter if you had The Jab or not, anyone wanting to see this concert has to show proof of a Negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of Show Time.
In the mean time, I ain’t going anyway and not a single bite on these tickets I put back up for sale, even though they were great seats.
So I’m out at least $500 here, don’t get to see a band that hardly ever tours anymore and will probably never come around here again.
At this point it appears that I won’t be going to see any concerts, ever again, period.
So be it.
I will not comply, BFYTW.
Kiss My Fucking Ass, I’ll eat the money and you will never get another nickel out of my pocket again.
It’s going to be interesting to see just how many people actually show up to this concert tonight after they did their little last minute rule change.
I’m betting some of those smug bastards who took the jab and didn’t catch this latest email about the new rules are going to be a bit miffed when they show up down there and can’t get in because they don’t have a negative test to show.
And then they get to eat $300 worth of tickets too.