Since Shinedown is now my new favorite band, I joined their fan club. This may sound like a geeky thing to do and you may be thinking that I'm way too old to be joining fan clubs. What if I told you that was the best way to get good concert seats and even backstage passes? I once went to Hawaii with Bon Jovi's fan club. We spent a week exploring Oahu and went to two shows. I got to go backstage and meet them at one of the concerts. That would need a post (or 2, or 5) of it's own, though, so back to Shinedown.
I received an email containing the latest pre-sale dates and VIP packages. I was debating whether to see them at one of their midwest concerts. Only one was on a weekend that I don't have my daughter. Can I drive to Ohio in December? Do I need snow tires or chains? Would I have a problem driving in the snow? I've never even seen snow. I could build a snowman! Or I could die trying to get there.
I decided to check air fares. I found an excellent rate! The hotel provides a free shuttle to and from the airport and is less than 10 miles from the concert venue! I can do this! It would cost 500 dollars or more to buy a front row seat from a scalper. For less than 500 dollars I can get a roundtrip plane ticket, a room, a good seat, and a meet and greet pass to say hello to the band! I'm so excited!
I flipped back to the fan club website and saw that it was sold out already. That's what I get for procrastinating...again...