So some of you have been praying/thinking of me for a certain topic. I got the answer this morning but I didn't answer because it was Maggie's turn to use the computer before we left. We were running behind. Anyway, I didn't get the position. My supervisor wants to review how things went and help me get trained in Computers. I hope this actually happens since I've been waiting a month now and I'm excited about the new challenges of a different department.
Tonight rocked. Here's our itinerary.
9:59 am: Mel wakes up....OH CRAP the alarm didn't go off...checks phone...yup it's the right time...Maggie....waaaaaaaaaaake up! *I mess with the alarm....ohhhh Maggie turned the volume down yesterday and I didn't check that...OOPS! So no breakfast with the lovely waffle maker today.
11:00 am: We leave, go to Target to get baby gifts for another Wilco fan, it was fun to pick out some items :) Then we got Starbucks...and headed to St Louis.
12:00 noon: Okay seriously WHY is there a hold up on the bridge..come on people drive your cars so we can get to the venue and get in line!
12:45: *As we wait to turn the corner, 'Maggie do you see a line? ' 'No I don't see too many people' As we drive by, 'Oh I think we will be closer then we were the past two days' 'No let me count...1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6....hmm I think we are in the same spots Maggie.
12:50 pm: As we settle in to our spots, on my blanket with our books and snacks, we decide we should go look for food for Maggie, and I am DYING to go the local record store.
1:15 pm: 'Oh that store looks interesting let's check it out.' That item in the window, I want a smaller one for Nels' I end up buying a journal type book that you can press a button and parts of the cover light up. Maggie wants to get a journal and make it a Wilco mini book....OOO that's a good reason to get a light up cover journal :)
1:30 pm: We see the record store. We check in our purchases from the previous store and head straight for rock cd's where I locate the Wilco cd Being There for a bargain at $8.99 for a double cd set :) Then I head over to Autumn Defense and find only one cd so I get "circles", oh Maggie found The Nels Cline Singers, they only have the cd I have. We end up looking through U2 for Maggie which is next to....Uncle Tupelo cd's where we both pick up the 2 copies they have of "March 16-20, 1992". Sweet...a bargain at $26 :) We looked through the records but they only had one album for Wilco and it wasn't one I had to have. I talk to the nice man ringing me up, and find out I can order music and they will ship to me. YAY for supporting the local record stores.
1:50 pm: We head to Chipotle for Maggie to grab lunch.
2:00 we grab water for a fellow Wilco fan.
5:00 pm: Into the Halo Bar, into the new line for getting into the Pageant.
7:00 pm: We head into the Pageant grabbing our places to stand once again in front of Nels and proceed to rock out. It was fantastic. Plus tonight we met a LOT of members off the ViaChicago site.
11:40 pm: Concert is over...after another night of multiple encores. We head to my car for a short break, I sit, drink water, we grab our items for signing, plus our handy permanent markers which we proceed to once again share with others in line.
1:35 pm: We get back to the hotel after driving home to a great radio station and having stood in line outside for autographs, where I was able to get my St Louis poster signed and get more photos :)
I will post more photos soon.