Twisting my BF Theresa's arm to road trip to Dallas with me, almost getting run over on the way down there, laughing & praying to get there in 1 piece! Eeeeee, there is Geddy, 16 rows away. I don't even need my binoculars to see him! Afterwards wanting more! Now, defiance setting in, I will have more! Hubby no longer pretending AT ALL that he likes them & mad, really mad at the $$ I'm spending.
Going on-line now in stealth mode for super $$$ 2nd row KC! Selling one ticket to another fan, turned friend, Pete, a fellow nurse, we laugh & swap war stories full of blood & guts. I road trip to Missouri. Alone! HUGE fear conquered! The meet up. THE meet up at KC, what a blast! I've found my people! I made Rush jewelry for my new pals. Eeeeeeee, there is Geddy, he's really close. He sees me! He sees my poster! He makes the poochy lips at me! Of course I jump up & down like an idiot the entire show. And of course...I want MORE!
Now I enter full out war at home. I WILL GO, once more. A thousand no's but I am persistent! I overcome! Now I will spend $$$$ & take my son for his first flight, first rock concert ever, at the Forum in LA! Can't believe I am flying out of state for a concert. Surreal.
I brave 3 airports for Rush! They don't know I am facing my deepest fears of getting lost at a huge airport! Arrive, Meet more new Rush friends at the hotel. The show, THE SHOW, words fail! Reliving the 1st concert thrill through my son's eyes...priceless. Lights aglow all over the arena during 'Closer to the heart', as we all show them how much we love them! Watching Alex, Neil & Geddy link arms, then wave & say goodbye (for now).
Then back to the hotel after the taxi fiasco. Manhattan Beach on Sunday, this is the good stuff, I tell my son as we eat lunch on the sand. Later we run out into the waves, laughing, splashing. I will never forget this magical summer of Rush!
Edited by gypsy muse, 01 September 2015 - 12:57 AM.