Thursday, May 20, 2010

{ attack of the scalper }

I made my way to webster hall...a favorite venue in the city
to meet some friends to see Mumford & Sons play
we had an extra ticket because someone bailed
no big deal, this happens all the time but what happened next, 
I'm going to forever call...Attach of the Scalper. 
We looked around to see if someone needed a ticket...
our price = face value, that's all we needed
and we looked over and saw a couple about to get played
by a scalper 
so my friends (not me...this will be important later)
tried to motion them to buy our tickets and save $10
we get our money back they get a ticket at face value
good, right?
bad idea
said scalper wasn't too thrilled about a little competition
he came storming over to me (guess I got singled out on this one) 
told me to stay the &*!#! away from his customers
and almost tried stabbing me with his umbrella
you might not believe what I did next but I yelled. 
it comes out when it needs to
I know, I know, I live in NYC and I probably should 
be a little more careful but I had my friends to back me up
and the big bouncer at Webster so it was cool 
(don't worry mom!)
we left the scalper on the street to terrorize someone else
while we went inside and enjoyed what I have to say
was one of the greatest shows I've ever been to
bands dream about playing New York City
and I'm glad I could be a part of that dream
the scalper told me his wife would be waiting for me
around the corner when the show got out...
she wasn't
but joe walked me to the subway just in case. 
the end.

1 comment:

Rae said...

Jen that is such a crazy story!
Only in New York. Glad you were safe!