qweasd9 October 2012 at 4:30amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
In July, I bought two good tickets, and this is no joke,--my wife destroyed them.
I'm 53, and I've been to several Peter Gabriel concerts. Each one at the time was like going on a pilgrimage, and I am so lucky to have gone to even one.
In my sadness over this loss, I've been looking at this forum;
Damn, there are some VERY affluent, VERY pitiful fans out there.
If I had their thousands, I'd fly Connie Conehead, wherever she is, to D.C. and put her up.
Connie, if you're there, "my" two seats are dedicated to you.
How about it, dearest fans?
Pat Parker9 October 2012 at 12:14pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Amplitude -- I'm sorry for your "loss" -- not sure which is the bigger "loss" for you -- your ex-wife or your Peter Gabriel tickets, but I can tell you that even if the tickets were destroyed -- physically ripped up as you've said, you can still get your tickets replaced very easily. All you need do, is contact the venue, the box office and as long as you have your receipt and id, you will have your tickets -- so, you won't miss the PG concert.
I'm glad that you found this forum and realize what an amazing group of fans -- "lunatics" indeed -- that Peter Gabriel has and has had for a long time. As you noted and expressed yourself, PG concerts have always been about more than just the music.
Because of this website (and subsequently, facebook), there have been so many connections made between PG and his fans. Lots and lots of lunatics have met here -- in the virtual world -- and have since met and formed some long-lasting friendships/relationships. It's been an enjoyable chain of events for the most part and I think it's nice to have this place and the people to share our experiences with -- not always PG-related, but real, just the same.
Regarding your statement:
"In my sadness over this loss, I've been looking at this forum;
Damn, there are some VERY affluent, VERY pitiful fans out there."
I'd like to say to you that although there are many lunatics traveling to various shows, it should not be presumed by you or anyone else that we are VERY affluent -- I, for one, am a hard-working middle-class American who makes choices as to what to do with my money -- in that sense I'm more fortunate than some who cannot make any choice at all, but to struggle to survive. I'm not at all affluent, let alone VERY affluent. I have, however, been VERY fortunate in that I have been able to work and play with nearly equal pleasure.
I do take offense to the use of the phrase, "VERY pitiful fans out there" -- not sure if that's exactly how you meant to say it, but calling fans VERY pitiful and then pleading with those VERY same fans (the VERY affluent and VERY pitiful ones) to pay money to fly someone whom they don't know to a show for your company.
Again, you've been very presumptious with all that you wrote here and as much as I can understand what you're trying to say, I don't think the way in which you have worded it is coming across clearly . . . unless it is exactly your intentions.
I wish you lots of luck with your tickets (I'm sure they should be able to be claimed). I hope that someone can use the extra ticket -- perhaps Connie will be able to make it to the show, that would be great.
Progressive jen9 October 2012 at 2:35pmPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree Pat.
As someone who was unable to go to the show this year I was a bit disappointed but I do not in any way begrudge those who did. Everyone has a right to spend their hard earned money how they see fit and if they can afford to see PG once or multiple times - more power to them!
The lunies I've met in person and online are some of the nicest people, I do not consider them "pitiful"
Not a very nice way to introduce yourself to the Moon and how do you know Connie would even accept such an offer ? Going to a PG concert is great but maybe she wouldn't want to share the experience with someone she knows nothing about.
Mozo is Rael10 October 2012 at 2:26amPosts: 252 (0 today)Status: offline
let me just fire up the gulfstream... oh wait, i don't own a private jet. guess i'm not VERY affluent. perhaps i can still be VERY pitiful [fingers crossed].
is english your native language? i am confused as to what you are trying to say. generally speaking, i find gabriel fans to be quite generous. i try to do what i can to help out a fellow lunatic.
Pat Parker10 October 2012 at 3:18amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Mozo -- I actually thought about the same thing (whether or not there was a language problem) -- because perhaps he means PG fans are VERY empathetic -- who knows.
In any case, I'd see to it that every single lunatic see at least one show if it were up to me, but for some odd reason, those powerball numbers just don't seem to cooperate with my plans! Ah well, in the meantime, I'll have to keep working to make things happen for me.