I swear I do go out. I don’t do it often, not as often as I once did, but I do. And I’m not talking about hanging out with my friends, going to the restaurant, or spending the evening in a karaoke bar. This, I do once in a while and it’s great.

What I actually mean to talk about is going out for specific events, like seeing a band, or a comedian, or even a play. Something that I would usually have to buy a ticket in advance and wait on pins and needles to go see.

There was a time when I would go see shows or even go to the movies on a regular basis. Most of the time, I went by myself without giving it a second thought. Not only could I go see whoever or whatever I wanted, I could sit or hang out wherever the hell I wanted. 

Until I got kinda old and ill, I guess. Fatigue settled in, as did depression, with a dash of social anxiety… but the worst has to be a growing lack of money due to not working anymore. Don’t think I’ve been to the movies in years, not until a couple of months ago when I went to see the latest Jurassic World flick with my 5-year-old nephew.

No worries, I had parental consent, and it went smoothly. I was the one that got bothered and cried, but that’s another story for another time.

As for shows, music or otherwise, I’ve seen a bit more of them in the last years. Usually not alone though, as most of them have been gifts. I saw The Cure (amazing), François Bellefeuille (a French Canadian comedian I adore) and even saw Stabat Mater, a ballet performance by the Grands Ballets Canadiens.

All of this to say that I have procured myself tickets for TWO shows coming up in as many months. Something I haven’t done in a while (if we totally ignore that I went to my first and only convention last Spring… but that’s different… I’ll talk about it another time).

One for a band that I would never forgive myself not to go see (I give you one chance to guess), and one for a band whose tickets were so cheap it’d be dumb of me not to go. Especially since I like them, you know?

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