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    Jon Bon Jovi
    Jon Bon Jovi

    So on Wednesday last we realized that my sister’s out-of-town Saturday performance conflicted with the Bon Jovi concert and that meant it was nearly impossible for Mom to go to Deirdre’s show and then babysit, and after a bit of discussion, agreed that the thing to do was for me to ask Kate to come up and go to the concert with me, and then next week Ted would go down to Cork and go to the ZZ Top concert with her while I held down the (newly moved, by then) fort.

    Kate, effectively, said, “Squee!” and came up Saturday morning so we could catch a 1pm bus out to Slane Castle, where Bon Jovi was playing. I had our Diamond Circle upgrade printout tickets and all was well.

    Nobody told us it was a 3 mile walk from the bus stop to the venue. Seriously, 3 miles. (On our way back after the concert, Kate, solemnly, said, “Well, I’m glad to have gotten my 10,000 steps in for the year,” which kept me laughing for the rest of the walk to the buses. :)) It was very pretty, though!

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    Frakking Ticketmaster’s released extra “gold circle” tickets at a totally reasonable price for the Bon Jovi concert on Saturday and Ted’s given me permission to go without him, but there is just no practical way to do it. I’d have to go to Dublin, drop off a suitcase either at the train station or at my sister’s house (and she’s not home to coordinate with), go back out to Naas, get to Punchestown, go to the concert, get *back* in to Dublin to stay the night at Deirdre’s (which she’s still not home to coordinate about), then go to Longford Sunday morning. Or risk being able to catch a train back to Cork after the concert, but the last one that’s catchable is at 7:55pm, and between the gates opening at 3pm, opening bands, Bon Jovi themselves playing a 2.5 hour set last time, and having to get back to the train station, that doesn’t seem very damned likely.

    *Damn* it. I really wanted to go to that concert.

    Next time, god damn it.

    miles to Minas Tirith: 483.8

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