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Hyde Park Calling with Roger Waters and Texas

July 01, 2006

hyde park callingI thought I would be telling you about how I was enjoying the Dark Side of the Moon being performed by Roger Waters but instead I will be telling you about how I didn't. The story is just as good I believe.

My wife had purchased 4 tickets for Hyde Park Calling, 1st of July, long long time ago. We were under the impression that a) 2 friends would be joining us and b) we would find a baby sitter. Well a) the 2 friends freaked off on a belated honey moon and b) no baby sitter was to be found.

In addition Ticketmaster had failed to deliver the tickets (despite a £5 charge per ticket) so I had to head my butt over to the box office to pick them up.

Scalpers were buying up tickets for £5-10 and selling them for £40 so it was a pretty cut throat environment trying to sell the tickets off.

Due to having so much more class than any scalper, I managed to unload one ticket for £40 and one at £20.

The third ticket was almost sold but the girl was hesitant because she thought I was selling fake tickets.

After persuading her about the authenticity of my wares, she jokingly mentioned that if I only had a friend that would join her because going to rock concerts was no fun alone.

I was about to say sorry but when I realised that a friend was on the rebound and that this could possibly turn out to be a great story to tell the grand children.

A phone call and 10 minutes later the friend was on his way super excited about Dark Side of the Moon and fairly excited about the blind date.

Sometimes life is all about those spontaneous moments that make it diverge from the seemingly fixed path of faith.

I am very much looking forward to hearing about the outcome; no details spared!

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  1. Sean Says:

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    Shame you couldn't make it but that's a great story. I hope they both had a good day.

  2. /|\ Says:

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    I'm sorry to hear that your friends didn't gave you enough notice about them not going (and shame about the baby-sitter thingy). The show was great, and thanks once again!

  3. The couple on the honeymoon Says:

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    Just to clarify that our availability was confirmed after the tickets were purchased. Maldives are great... (thanks for recommending guys)

    David says:

    Who said that YOU were the friends to come along to Hyde Park Calling? :-P

    I am just jealous... sitting in a sweaty office with 32C outside and you being at an Indian Ocean paradise.

    Do the night snorkeling if you dare seeing a small shark in dark water illuminated only with a few flash lights!

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