Just to give you a refresher, I wrote this blog about my moral dilemma with The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ever since that day, I’ve flip flopped over whether to go to the show or not.
If I wasn’t writing this blog, I wouldn’t go. I’d just watch my friends snag tickets and then I’d see all their blurry concert pictures on Facebook and feel like I missed out. But I’d get over it. So why was I wasting so much of my energy on this decision? I’m not going, that’s it.
The next day I’d jump on the other side of the scale; the “this could be interesting” side. Since I started this blog, I’ve gone to shows I wouldn’t ordinarily go to just for the experience of writing and discovering something “new”. It’s my drive; it’s what propels this blog forward. While I’m not convinced I’d discover something “new” at this show, the opportunity to potentially write about something I don’t agree with was enticing.
The next day I’d re-read my blog and the scale would fall back to the “hell no, I can’t support that” side. The next day, curiosity would rise again.
Either way, I knew I had to buy two tickets because my Husband really wanted to go. If I decided not to, he could sell my seat to someone else. But I wanted the option to change my mind; just in case.
I was in no rush to purchase tickets. I casually logged onto the Ticketmaster site and searched for the cheapest seats I could find. $69 plus service fees for the 300 section? The scale slammed down on the “hell no” side. Why would I pay more than $70 to see a band I don’t really like, when I could spend that money on TWO bands I know I will like? In other words, money solidified my decision.
That curiosity is still eating at me a bit. There’s nothing I love/hate more than curiosity. Knowing what I think I know about this band, what would a Red Hot Chili Peppers review, written by me, look like? It would be an interesting challenge. But I’m not willing to fork out my own funds to accept that challenge.
So there we go. I’m not going.
From what I’ve seen in the past, they put on a high energy, sensory-overloaded concert. If you’re going to the show, I hope you have a fantastic time.
P.S. $69 for the cheapest seats at a venue is a large part of what’s wrong with the concert business.
TicketMOMster is a Rock and Jazz-loving Mom; single-handedly keeping Ticketmaster alive in Winnipeg. Follow her musical journey here: www.facebook.com/TicketMOMsters