Sunday, September 13, 2009

Life SUCKS & Then You Die!!!

These pictures were taken on our way to Salt Lake, both of us in our Keith Urban t-shirts that I made, before we knew our terrible fate!

I've been waiting NINE long months (I bought the tickets in January) to see Keith Urban in concert in Salt Lake City and I couldn't wait for it. I couldn't believe the time was here and I was on my way. Kim and I left about 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, September 10th, and got to Sandy a little before 3:00 p.m., so I could get my hair highlighted and cut by my second cousin, Megan. I had to look good for my Keith, don't ya know (I'd gotten my nails done the day before). It took a VERY long time and so Kim and I had to get ready for the concert in the salon and we left in just enough time and with high hopes. All the way to the E-Center we were listening to and singing our guts out to Keith's newest CD, and we counted down the minutes until we saw him. Little Big Town was the opening act and we were going to get there just in time to hear them sing.

We exited off the freeway and I said to Kim, "Keith Urban is in Salt Lake RIGHT NOW!!" and we screamed like little girls. We were BEYOND excited to see him and hear him in person. Kim and I had been anticipating this for so long and we were in DESPERATE need of some fun and exhiliration. I can't describe how AWESOME he is in concert and how our adrenaline just flowed when we saw him last, so we new it would be just as good or even better this time. Kim and I both needed the break, the fun and the outlet.

So we pull up to the E-Center and I see a parking space right across from it. NO WAY!!! We CAN'T be this lucky!!! While I'm parking the car Kim says, "Kirsten, there's no one here!" I say, "What?" I look over and the whole E-Center is COMPLETELY black and there is not a soul around. There's a big ticker tape sign and we see the words, "Keith Urban" and we sit there hoping that it's going to say, "September 11th," but I'm starting to get a REALLY bad feeling!!! Then the sign quickly says, "September 9th." Kim and I just look at each other, I reach for our tickets and there it is in black and white..."Keith Urban, Energy Solutions, SEPTEMBER 9TH!!!!" How can this be true??? How could we be a day LATE??!!!!! OHHHHHHH, THE AGONY!!!

We had to sit there for awhile because it just didn't sink it. It felt like we were in the twilight zone and someone was playing a REALLY bad joke on us. Some would ask, "How could this have happened?" and I say, "BECAUSE I'M STUPID!!!!!!" I bought the tickets in January and I remember thinking when I bought them that the concert was the day before we saw him last time, which was on September 11, so that would be the 10th. I just never looked at the tickets again.

I was so upset that I couldn't even stuff food (bad for me food like candy or ice cream) down my THAT'S upset!!! My stomach HURT so bad!!! It hurt like that for two days. I'm not even sure I can listen to his music anymore without it bringing back that horrible feeling. I'm so sorry to Kim for messing everything up. We did get to stay at Rhett's house and stay up late talking to him and we also got to take Autumn out to breakfast the next morning before she leaves for Air Force basic training in a few weeks.

Kim and I expected to come back refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to face the next few months, however, I think we both came back feeling worse...oh, well...sometimes LIFE SUCKS AND THEN YOU DIE!!!!


dina marie said...

Okay, that just sucks and I don't even like that word! I am so sorry. I would be so mad- beyond mad. I am not sure what else to say.... :(

dina marie said...

Are you over the pain yet? :)

Ric and Kirsten said...

I'm still not over it yet, Dina. I haven't been able to listen to his music at sad!

Sydney Berry said...

Every time I hear one of his songs on the radio, I think of you and my mom and I feel so sad!

dina marie said...

It's time for another post. It's been too long!

Sydney Berry said...

Hey! you need to keep posting! i don't care if you think nobody looks at it! i do!