not all about me

Yesterday was Valentine’s and while a made up holiday holds no significance for this guy it is important to the woman that I give a card to so that makes it important to me. It is with that exact thinking that placed me at the United Center last night with ten thousand or so Fanilows.

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For reasons I cant begin to explain my wife loves Barry Manilow and since this was his announced last tour I was online in December trying to get tickets close enough to see his reconstructive work but far enough away to avoid any potential body parts that might break off. I also wanted to be at least one level up from gen pop to avoid standing for the entire concert. This was a Christmas slash Valentines gift so I splurged a little more than normal but it was worth it. She had a great time and that is all that mattered.
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My highlight came when the General Manager of the United Center introduced himself and we ended up talking for a bit. He even let her try on one of his Championship rings. These things are huge and covered in diamonds. I had no idea that the dude who runs the facility gets one but these were the real deal. He only wears one Blackhawks and one Bulls at a time. I would say to not show off but this is obviously his fame bait. The other awesome news was we were seated in the Blackhawks bench. So this afternoon when I watch the game I can clock exactly where I was last night. I spent more time analyzing the cuts and scars on the bench rail than anything else going on. All things considered it was a good night.

 

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