K didn't want to go with me (although she did say if I couldn't find anyone at all she would go - sweet child that she is) and I don't know that A was too keen but on Friday when I checked to see what tickets were available, it said that there were't many left so I called A and sweet talked him into coming with me so I didn't have to go by myself !!!!! Once he had said he would come with me, I couldn't get onto the ticket website and I was starting to panic just a tad, obviously someone else was trying to buy tickets and they were held for 10 minutes for them. To say that I was excited when I finally managed to get them is an understatement - I may have even done a very happy dance around the office seeing as I was in there alone !!!!
The trouble with buying tickets so close to the event is you don't have the anticipation of counting down until the show. But, hey, that's OK. I can live with that even though it was only 3 sleeps away !!!
We left home earlier than we needed to (well earlier than we thought we needed to) because we were going to look at a house on our way up before heading off. The house we went to look at wasn't suitable BUT we did see another one that has huge potential and looks like it is the right price as well !!! Anyway, we called Don Angelo's to pick up dinner only to find that they were closed for a private funcion :(
We got up to The Tivoli at about 7.15 (having never been there before we weren't sure about parking although they did say there was plenty of parking in the surrounding streets) - well apparently not if you get there at that time when the doors opened at 6.30 !!! We drove around for about 20 mins before eventually parking in a garage (for a cost of $13 which is heaps cheaper than I thought it was going to be - I had figured if we had to pay for parking it would cost us about the same as a ticket given what we paid when we parked to go to the police information evening with K last year !!!) and walked in the rain back to The Tivoli. The good thing was that by the time we got there, we could walk straight in without having to queue.
The support act was playing and we managed to find standing space near the back - luckily near the door so we did get the occasional cool breeze coming through. They had said that OR would start at approx 8.30 - I think it was closer to 8.50 by the time they started but I didn't mind the wait.
Once they started the time just flew by. They sung a mix of old and new songs although mainly songs off their new album, Native. And they were fantastic. I don't do standing very well and had said to A at the beginning of the evening that I would have seriously have not even considered going had I known that it was standing only, but I am so glad that we went - it was worth every cent of the ticket. He then pointed out that it said Standing on the ticket which I would have seen had I bothered to actually read the ticket instead of getting so excited and doing a dance because I got the tickets in the first place !!!!!
There was a really wide range of ages in the audience with some of the blue rinse brigade in attendance as well as kids who looked like they weren't even 18 although you had to be 18 to go to the show.
Anyway, even with my dodgy back and dodgy knees, I thoroughly enjoyed the show (and A did as well just in case you were wondering) - so much so he asked me to put their new CD on when we were driving home !!!!
If you are One Republic fans, I would definitely recommend seeing them if they are at a venue near you.
Joining in with Jess from Essentially Jess because #IBOT.
Have you been to any concerts lately ?
Are there any bands you would
recommend seeing on stage ?
Have the best day !
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