Today is the day.
Everyone knows how obsessed I am with the Backstreet Boys. I mean, I really like them. Like, a lot. See here and here.
I bought tickets to the Backstreet Boys "In a World Like This" tour in April. It was my "oh geez, you actually graduated" present to myself.
When you're road tripping to a concert, you obviously have to write on your windows.
When I ordered tickets, the website had a little virtual tour that you could look at where your seats were. I went with the almost cheapest seats. The virtual tour made it look like it was totally do-able to get to them.
Shelby went down to the seats, which were in the first row of the tippy tippy top of the venue. Like, so high up, I felt like I was going to pass out. I felt like such a bitch at this time but I called to Shelby and told her that I wasn't going to be able to walk down to the seats. My fear of heights had kicked in. Frantically, I told the nice man who was letting everyone in that I couldn't make it to my seat and that I needed to talk to someone ASAP to see if I could get a different seat. He told me to find Martha (not her real name, but whatevs) and ask her. Shelby and I immediately found her and she asked for our tickets. She went behind a desk and pulled out two new tickets and said "this is the best I can do." Shelby and I look at our tickets and realize that we have to go downstairs. To the 100 level. We started freaking out.
Our seats were 15 rows from the side of the stage.
At the beginning of the show Nick said he wanted everyone to scream and dance like it was 1999. So I did just that. I had no voice at the end of the show. This 2014 show seriously trumped that 1999 show.