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Our 29th anniversary is Monday. We celebrated a little early, thanks to circumstances.

A year or so ago, Eleanor discovered the soundtrack to Rent. We both became fans of the story, the music, the drama.  I kept a vague eye peeled to see if it would show up on either the Shea's schedule here or the Geva or RBTL schedule in Rochester- no luck. But then a Marylander friend mentioned scoring tickets to it this fall; no gigs in our immediate or adjacent back yards, but there was a series of shows in Syracuse and one night in a sooner and closer venue- just on the other side of Buffalo in Erie, PA.

Soon as I heard about it, I checked out the venues. Syracuse was pretty much sold out, but I'd have plunged for it through scalpers if the kids had wanted to go. After a call to Emily earlier this week, they begged out.  So, back to Erie- which happened to be a One Night Only gig on November 9th- my birthday.

The theatre did what similar theatres (here and in Rochester) typically do: it initially offered seats only as part of season-ticket packages until "a later date." Thanks to that, scalpers were offering nosebleed seats on Birthday Night for close to $200 per ticket.  But I kept checking to see when the inventory of single-event seats would be released.

Finally, the other day, word came out: Monday the 26th at 10 a.m. sharp.  Our anniversary.  Karma, yo.  But I believe in better things than karma, so this morning, I checked the site again, just for giggles.

There were tickets available- but only as part of a restricted presale.  You needed to enter a presale code to get in.

Ah, but I'd seen this movie before.  Ticketsellers are notorious, and a little odious, for making these presale codes ridiculously obvious: last fall's Met-fan-group offers to their members (which I missed out on) used something like "letsgomets."  So what, you might ask, would be the four-letter code to get early Rent tickets that's so obvious, it's what Jonathan Larson had to open his luggage?

That's right: r-e-n-t.  I was in. And now, so are we: face-value $58 tickets in the fourth row center to see this amazing show, on the night I turn 57 and the night after Drumpf hopefully turns into a pumpkin and is never heard from again.

There are Things still to be worked out. We will likely need overnight accoms in Erie, PA.  I will need to impose on someone to let the dog out after we leave and/or the morning before we return.  But this is a bushel basket of good karma.  Now that fall is finally here, our 29th and my 57th will both be forever associated with Seasons of Love.
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puppy_ciao From: puppy_ciao Date: September 24th, 2016 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Such an amazing show- enjoy :)
warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: September 24th, 2016 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice symbolism. (I suppose if Voldemort wins, then the symbolism of lead character dying of AIDS also apropos, but let's go with the positive here. ) I'm happy for you. I saw Rent when it was on Broadway, just before it became popular and tickets went through the roof. It's an awesome show.

Edited at 2016-09-24 12:40 pm (UTC)
bill_sheehan From: bill_sheehan Date: September 24th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
So three congratulations are in order. Goodonya!
greenquotebook From: greenquotebook Date: September 24th, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
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