Friday, August 05, 2005

Concert news

Just checking in. The concert last night was wonderful! Sixth row, just off the center aisle. Just.a.girl and I drove down in the afternoon, bummed around for a little bit, and got to our seats about 5 minutes before the concert started. The couple next to me came in after the first song had already started. Then in the next 2 hours she (not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES!--cue Lionel Richie!) pulled out her cell phone and called God-knows-who, spoke loudly (so she could be heard over the music), then held up the phone so G-k-w could hear some of the concert. But I could deal with that, since I was clicking away with my digital. And who would have guessed that her backup singers had taken up residence in the seats behind us... One of them could whistle, too!

So where are all these concert pics, you ask? Well...... I got a bit cocky. I got about 40+ . Then the nice big security guy asked me to accompany him to meet up with her production people. Busted!! I didn't put up a fight. They said they gave ample warning about no pictures--but the "prominent" signs weren't prominent (though I did see one), and their announcements from the stage weren't heard because we were there at the last minute, and the "no cameras" warning on the tickets weren't printed on the tickets!!! Anyway, t hey took my camera, which I could retrieve at the end of the concert by the sound board. And they would erase any concert pics I had on my card. Then I was escorted back to my seat. It didn't bother me much, because I've seen some software out there that will retrieve "accidentally erased" photo files. I downloaded a demo copy of one, and yes, the pics are still there! I just don't want to pay the $30 to enable the Save function. If anyone else has a solution, I'm all ears (Mac-specific, please!). And Lizabeth, I'm checking your suggestion, but can't find it right now. Still working on it.

Speaking of Lizabeth, she and Eric made their way down from the upper seats after the concert to meet us at the sound board. It was wonderful to actually meet my very first blogfan! I just wish we had a little more time to chat! While we were all there, a nice and equally big security lady came over with my camera in hand. She was a bit slow, but she was able to get a picture of the four of us (I'm the one with the legs). All in all, a fine evening!

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