What Some of Us Consider Fun

Now that I have recovered from the U2 concert in Moncton, I’ve got some interesting observations about what some of us consider fun.  It seems that I am one of those people who thinks that following all the steps required to attend a rock concert with 74,999 of my closest friends is fun.  Here’s the ‘To Do’ list:

  1. Round up 2 or 3 girlfriends (my better half hates crowds)
  2. Buy tickets
  3. Get in the car and drive 3 hours in a torrential downpour
  4. Stop at the Big Stop restaurant for a big meal (no food until later)
  5. Arrive somewhere in the vicinity of Magnetic Hill concert site
  6. Find a place to park (only $30 a steal!)
  7. Walk 30 mins. or so uphill to get to the concert site
  8. Stand in a lineup for 15 mins. to get to the gates
  9. Hike through the mud (oh boy, now the fun really begins)
  10. Take a deep breath and head down the hill to see how close we can get to the stage (more mud)
  11. Stand in the mud for an hour waiting for U2 to take the stage
  12. Jump up and down in the mud for over 2 hours – what a show!
  13. Hike up the hill in the mud (made worse by the 74,999 other people)
  14. Wait for 30 mins. in a lineup to get out the gates (yikes, that’s a lot of people)
  15. Walk another 30 mins. to get back to the car
  16. Take off mud soaked clothing in the dark in the parking lot and put on clean clothes (good idea girls!)
  17. Take the back road to avoid all the traffic snaffoo’s (is that a word?)
  18. Drive 3 hours back to Halifax
  19. Arrive home at 5:15 am
  20. Fall into bed

Only 20 steps required – now that’s my idea of a good time!  Every single sore muscle I had for the next 2 days was so worth it.  I’d do it again on a moment’s notice, I think – anybody care to join me?

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