Monday, September 9, 2019

We Saw Elton John | 26 For 26

Hello everyone!
At the beginning of the year, I created a 26 for 26 list, a list of 26 things for me to do in my 26th year.
When I created the list there were several things I remember putting down and thinking "That will never happen..."
We are barely halfway into my 26th year and guess what?
I have officially checked off all of those things that will "never happen."
The biggest one?
Seeing Elton John on his farewell tour.
I was so sure it wouldn't happen that I technically didn't even put it on my list.
It was excluded all the way to the bottom of the page.
Scalpers bought a majority of the tickets and jacked up their price tenfold.
There was no way Erik and I could afford them.
So, for the past year, I have been entering every contest I could find online with no success.
The past few weeks Erik and I tried with all of our might to win tickets on the radio.
Erik even got through and was put in a drawing!
But he didn't win...

On the day of the concert, I was so bummed.
Erik kept encouraging me to just grab some expensive tickets or I would regret it.
I spent the day on my phone refreshing personal ads and Ticketmaster.
The prices dropped a little and I finally caved and bought some cheap "obstructed view" seats. 
It was still way out of our price range but you only live once right?
I NEVER let myself be spontaneous or irresponsible but, I just had a feeling it would all be okay.
We bought tickets hours before the concert and I do not regret it one bit.

To see a legend live in concert was simply amazing.
It is one of the best concerts I have ever been to.
I have never seen a stadium so full.
And the seats?
We couldn't see the stage but we sure could see Elton.
We were closer to him than half of the arena.
He gave an amazing performance.
He's still got it!

This year has been unbelievable for me. 
To check off so many things that I thought would never happen before even accomplishing things that I could do in a week, who would have thought?

I hope that all theses experiences will remind me to not take life so seriously.
To chase my dreams.
To let myself live a little.
To not always be so responsible.

All my love, 

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