Well…kinda…it was the 8th row. But still!! For someone who usually gets a “reasonably” priced ticket, this moment in my life was mind blowing. So let me start from the beginning…
Back in May (or the beginning of June, I honestly cannot remember), I made a spontaneous decision to buy two tickets: one to Boulevardia and the other to see Kesha & Macklemore perform live at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. I through a reasonable about caution to the wind and said “Why not?!” Boulevard’s ticket was a General Admission ticket, so it was one flat price for any “seat” and to all of the fun. Now, when I purchased the ticket to Kesha & Macklemore the Sprint Center ticket website had version of finding a seat where you can check a box that stated, “Best Price for Best Seat.” So I clicked it. Little did I know…. I had ended up buying Row 8, Seat 7 spot on the floor. I knew I had a bought a floor ticket, but I did not know how far back I was going to be or where on the floor this random ticket I just bought was going to place me. I just rolled with it.
The night of the concert, put my moped polo on and headed for downtown KC. This was another new experience for me. I have never been to a concert by myself. Typically, you get together with a group of friends to go and you have good time jamming out to the artists favorite songs. So going to a stadium concert by myself had me slightly anxious at first. But I rolled with it. I signed up for this when I created my mantra “Summer of Yes” for the summer.
I get to the Sprint Center, I am allowed access to the building, I grab a quick bite to eat and head for my where I guessed my seat was going to be. I get down to the floor, and the employees working the floor asked for my ticket and began to walk me to my seat. Except…they kept walking me closer and closer…and closer to the front of the stage. At one point I almost said “Ma’am, I think you’re going the wrong way.” But, she was right. I was up front and right in the middle for “The Adventures of Kesha & Macklemore”!!!
My mind was blown.
My mouth was on the ground.
And I was now very very excited!
Any nerves I had about being there flew out the nearest window at that point. I was 100% ready to have this experience.
The concert began and honestly, it all become quite a blur. There are some moments that I do remember; like the almost excessive amounts of confetti that fell on me throughout the night, or signing along to my favorite songs by Kesha & Macklemore as loud as I could.
But I think the one thing I am taking away from that whole night is how intimate the night became for me. For me, never having this experience before of being so close to artists I enjoyed, I felt very drawn into the music and the performance. And I never would have felt all of this (even a couple weeks later) if I didn’t decide to be spontaneous.
I said this on my social media the day after the performance and I will say it hear: Never underestimate the power of blind spontaneity, it might just land you front and center to the Kesha & Macklemore concert. 😀