This is, perhaps, the mother of all first world problems, but indulge me for a bit. We are not rational people when it comes to getting our hands on TLB tickets. This week found us purchasing tickets at our children's homeschool field day, and we selfishly ignored our friends and kids both before and after their class at the Museum of Fine Arts while we dealt with a snafu trying to get our tickets for the Seattle show. Clearly, we have abandoned our four-hour-rule and are now going by the do-we-have-friends-in-any-of-the-towns-tlb-will-be-performing-in rule.
We are hopeful that some New England shows get added to the lineup, but feel incredibly lucky that this time around we will be traveling to NYC and Seattle. Even better, we were able to get VIP packages to both shows. When we first saw that this was an option we were ridiculously excited. But it dawned us that musicians can't really offer this sort of thing unless they have a big enough audience base to pull from. Yes, our little magical discovery of a band is growing up! It makes perfect sense, of course. They work so hard and they are amazing so naturally they continue to get more and more fans. They deserve every bit of recognition and praise that comes their way. We are genuinely happy for their success, but it is bittersweet for us. It's only a matter of time before the venues get bigger, the shows sell out faster...there may even come a time where we won't be able to get tickets to a show. The horror!
For now, we are going to continue to relish every chance we get to see them live. And even though we love our Boston summers, we really cannot wait for fall.