I desperately want to go for Mellencamp. I don't really care about Dylan.
You see, John Mellencamp was the first tape I ever got. It was from Santa in my stocking when I was in 2nd grade, I believe. That same Christmas my sisters got The Pointer Sisters and Bruce Springsteen. Can you say children of the '80s or what?
I have had a mild obsession with Mellencamp ever since. For awhile I owned about every tape you could of his. I played his songs on repeat. And when we moved from Indiana, his home state as well, to Colorado his music just meant something more.
I have never seen him in concert but it hasn't been for trying. Fate just won't allow me to go! Once, when I was in D.C., he played in Virginia. I wanted to go, but couldn't get out of work in time. Thank heavens I hadn't already bought a ticket!
Another time he was playing in Colorado. I think this was right around when I had just moved back West and was jobless. I couldn't justify buying a ticket and driving to Denver when I had no way to pay for it. How was I so responsible in my judgement??
Tonight is strike three. I heard a couple months ago he was coming and I was determined to go. But we had the Jackson wedding last weekend, I have a flat tire that needs replaced, I have to save for some trips coming up...
I just can't go.
My coworker Matt sent me an email earlier saying he had heard Dylan was playing and he wondered if I was going to go. I had no sooner explained I'd rather see ol' John Cougar, but couldn't justify the price to go when Matt emailed me a message he had seen on Twitter...
I was just handed two tickets to a Bob Dylan concert in
TONIGHT at 6:30pm! Who wants 'em? They're free! Casper
Find @UWInfoDesk on twitter!!!! HURRRYYYYYYYYYYYYThe first part is the actual tweet, the second is Matt's command to me.
I have never searched for, followed, and tweeted someone so fast. I told Matt I'm sure I set a record.
Turns out you have to pick them up in Laramie, which obviously doesn't make any sense for me.
So, here I am. Struck with Mellencamp melancholy.
One day I will see him!
I hope this isn't three strikes and I'm out!