The Weekend Blog | Disappointment
30th July 2016
Something happened this week that felt like a massive kick in the teeth.
On Wednesday I discovered that The Who concert I had purchased tickets for back in May has been rescheduled from September to April (2017!!!!) for no apparent reason, and that they are completely changing the set from greatest hits to an acoustic performance of the album of Tommy.
I was furious.
Of course, I could wait until April but I don’t want to. Why should I have to wait another 7 months to see them? Especially for no good reason? Why should I have to go and see a show I didn’t pay to see? I paid for greatest hits, not Tommy. I don’t even like Tommy that much! And I paid to see The Who doing what they do best; playing loud rock music, not acoustic.
And I feel like the way the fans have been treated is disgusting. There was just over a month to go until the tour so many fans had already arranged time off work, transportation (some were flying to the UK specifically for the shows) and hotels. There wasn’t even an apology because I think they believed that they were doing the fans a favour.
So yeah, my dad and I have decided to get refund and just be happy in the knowledge that at least we’ve seen them live twice.
I know this probably sounds like a stupid thing to get so down about but after a stream of bad luck it was the last thing I needed.
For the rest of the week I felt pretty low, and I knew that I desperately needed a pick-me-up.
So today Tyrone and I headed into Liverpool and took a walk around the docks. I don’t think we’ve been there since we moved house back in February so it made a nice change. Plus, there is some sort of festival going on down at Pier Head for the summer with fair ground rides, stall selling food and gifts, as well as an artificial beach.
After our walk we popped into Miller & Carter Steakhouse for a spot of lunch. I thought we needed to celebrate the fact that Tyrone has officially finished his year in industry placement which was a part of his degree. So now he’s got a couple of months off before he starts back at uni again.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!