Yesterday was my birthday. Big deal, everybody has one and with 6 billion people in the world, I'm bound to share mine with one or two...
Anyway, hubby said we were going out. Where? Well, it's like a concert, he said.
For weeks before I didn't think about it much until the morning of. What does 'like a concert' mean anyways?
Loving surprises, I've been really good though. I haven't checked the visa bill, nor did I even look at events listings around the GTA. I was in the dark. But I couldn't stop myself from thinking now, could I?
1) It's like a concert
2) It's pretty casual
3) We'd have to drive there (I had to pick him up early from work).
Before we said our goodbyes in the morning, I couldn't help myself and trying to get more clues, I said, "You know, a talent show is like a concert."
"What?" he said. "You don't want to see a bunch of six-year-olds dancing and singing?" ----Nice!
It was the third clue that started my thought process. I figured we'd have to drive out of town for this. I didn't think any of the theatre festivals started in Niagara on the Lake or in Stratford, but I wasn't sure. Casino Rama has concerts (I've seen what's-his-name from Supertramp there).
Then I combined the second and first clue. My thinking was that it might be a smaller venue, like watching a live band in a pub or something. (The smallest I've ever seen, by the way, was Stone Temple Pilots in a tiny pub in Vancouver in the early 90s, and then Smashing Pumpkins in a big pub in TO in the late 90s. Other than that, it's always been medium-big halls and stadiums.)
It was only when I picked up hubby from work that I found out. Jon Stewart. We fu**ing went to see Jon Stewart in Casino Rama. I mean, I love the man. He was so funny. It was the best show, the best surprise, the best everything. Ever!!!
On a side note, the World Cup, kicked off yesterday, on my birthday. Growing up around football (soccer), I've got a soft spot for it. I'm rooting for France. I like Zidane.