December 14, 2005

you can take a girl out of jersey...

...BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE BON JOVI OUT OF A GIRL. it's a proven fact. i have an irrational love for my jon. when any of his songs come on when i'm out at a bar or a club, you know i'm suddenly jumping around like an idiot screaming all the lyrics. i have been to new orleans 4 times in the past, and never flashed anyone even once, but i would probably take my shirt off for bon jovi tickets. it's just the way things are. i didn't even own any bon jovi tapes growing up (course, i didn't really own ANY tapes, but still) yet i am a raging bon jovi fan now. it's got to be in the genes, or in the nj water or something. whatever it is, there is no denying that I LOVE JON BON JOVI.

AND I AM GOING TO SEE BON JOVI AT HIS SOLD OUT CONCERT ON SATURDAY IN CORPORATE BOX SEATS.

did you all catch that? make sure you're sitting down, and let me repeat:

I AM GOING TO SEE BON JOVI AT HIS SOLD OUT CONCERT ON SATURDAY IN CORPORATE BOX SEATS.

feel free to be insanely jealous now. i sure would be, if i weren't going. HA!

it's pretty random (a christmas miracle, perhaps?) how i got the tickets. see, last friday night, the crew went out in adams morgan to celebrate / mourn the fact that our friend erin was moving to arizona. damn you airlines! damn you! taking away all my friends! ..but, uh, back to the point. dinner. delicious. filled with alcohol. matt and i decided to walk to the bar we were meeting some others at after dinner, while the rest of the crew drove there.


so. we get to the bar first, and find another couple, D and K, who was there to see erin. matt and i sat down and started chatting with D&K, when someone shushed the bar crowd to make an announcement.


announcey person: ok everyone! quiet! everyone get your ticket stubs ready, we're going to hold the drawing now...
me: drawing? for what?

announcey person: ...for the bon jovi tickets! get out your stubs!

me: OH MY GOD I NEED A STUB! WHERE DO I GET A STUB? NEED! STUB! AUGH!!
it was clearly too late, since the announcey person was already starting to read off numbers from the winning ticket. D&K looked a little taken aback by my sudden bon jovi-fueled outburst.


d: you like bon jovi...?

me: yeah. a lot.

d: really??

me: well, yeah. i mean, i'm from nj. i'm, like, required to.

matt: we're both huge fans, actually. my first cassette tape ever was bon jovi.

d: really? so you'd actually want to go to the concert?

me: uh, YEAH.

d: really? huh. bon jovi? you'd go?

me: YES YES *wistful look at ticket lady, quiet sob*

d: ...cause, well, i won.


..and he held up the ticket stub with the numbers that had just been called.

there was some quick debate ("what? you don't want it? SERIOUSLY?" "no, really, take it, i wouldn't even go." "you're kidding! seriously? are you sure? SERIOUSLY??") but it ended with me happily bounding over to the announcey lady, beaming from ear to ear, to hand over D's winning stub.

LOVE YOU, D & K! this is totally better than anything santa could bring. do you realize how sold out these tickets are? VERY SOLD OUT! apparently every nj transplant in the dc metro area feels the same way i do and bought out both shows in a matter of minutes. BUT I AM GOING. AND I AM SO HAPPY. :-)


19 comments:

  1. Alice used to work on the docks
    union's been on strike
    she's down on her luck - It's tough
    so tough.

    Matt works the diner all day
    working for his girl
    He brings home his pay for love
    for love….,


    You two have fun, and Alice no flashing in the Corporate Seats unless Matt takes pictures and they show up in the next post.

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  2. Ahhhh I love Bon Jovi too...screw what people say. I saw his in concert and that's one bad that put on an awesome job. And the reason is that they love what they do. It's as simple as that. You can tell they are having a ton of fun. And the songs are cool...people! Stop hating!

    lol

    -N

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  3. I can't even imagine who awesome it would be to get free tickets to one of my favorite bands! So jealous!

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  4. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU TOO!!!!

    It was meant to be ...

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  5. Ohhhh, Aaaaalice.... if you like Jon as much as you say you do, e-mail me your e-mail address and I can forward you some pix I have... methinx you may likey.... ;) And I know you'll have a GREAT time!! Only because (also by a total fluke - another story, another day) I happened to catch the show from the front row back on July of '03 (do I sound like one of those old geezer people??). Hence the pictures. So e-mail me.

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  6. Wow cool co-workers! so you are going to pay them back in some way, ... right?

    ~Jef

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  7. Bon Jovi is great in Concert! Nice blog!

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  8. Oh my god..I am sooooooo jealous!!! I love Bon Jovi...Dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I'm not jealous.... if I say it enough I might believe it!

    I sung Bon Jovi when I was really wasted at Karaoke one night. NEVER AGAIN. My throat hurt for 3 days.

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  10. Can I ask Are you Excited. lol Glad you get to see him and hope you have a great time. lol

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  11. I recognize that this isn't the point of the story, but if it's true that you can't take it out of the girl, I know what I'm going to name Bon Jovi.

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  12. You should never be ashamed of liking the Bon Jovi! I looooooove them!! I'm so happy for you! And the corporate box? SWEET.

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  13. Dasi, did you just offer to send Alice naked pictures of Bon Jovi?
    "methinks you may likey...;)"?
    That's an offer of naked pictures if I've ever seen one (and I have, they come in my junk mail all the time, although they're not for hunkalicious JBJ.)

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  14. and now I have officially decided that I hate you..

    bitch...

    whore..

    god damn lucky ass..

    punk..

    its ok.. I still love you

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  15. MATTHEW!!! WELL I NEVER!! (I only wish I had...) no, they're not nekkid pix, but they are extreme close ups from during the concert... and they're really cool...

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  16. I'm a Bon Jovi fan too....they kick ass!

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  17. Sweet! We had suite tickets when they were here in November.
    And let me just say...
    who in the hell would want Jon OUT of them if he were IN them??? MMMMM......LOL.

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  18. you are a nut job! but i do envy your saturday concert tickets
    sound like we both have some sort of magic happening on the 17th (my wedding) but YOU, you get to see the wonderful and lovely jon bon jovi

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