Last week a friend asked if I wanted to go in Boston to take on a free country music movie given by WGBH TV which included a tour of Fenway Park. Of course I said yes. We go in to Boston Monday night and notice such a crowd and were surprised so many people were taking in this country music movie but maybe it was the tour that brought them out and the fact that it was 'free'.
We drive around and around and around looking for parking, refusing to pay $50 to park. We settle for $35 blocks away and walk (and walk). As we are getting closer, the crowds are all walking in the same direction towards Fenway. My friend says, "you know we really need to come back and take in a Sox game sometime" and I was all for it! They are a blast!
Starting about a block or so away there were people on the street yelling 'get your tickets here!' and I was thinking why does anyone even need tickets for a free movie? We get to the gate and go thru security and have our bags checked. We get to the scanner for our paper tickets and they can't be read. The bar code maybe? Noone knows so they direct us to go to Will Call. We go back out and go to the Will Call window and hand them the paper ticket. She asks what they were and my friend says 'I printed them out from my email confirmation'. The girl, looking very confused, asked that we wait for her manager to finish with another customer. My friend says 'Is there a Sox game tonight?' to which the girl says (kind of sarcastically) 'ahhh ya' and my friend says 'where is the movie playing?' lol. Needless to say we obviously got the wrong venue for this free movie and the tour of Fenway was probably part of the movie? lol
We seized the night and bought tickets (half price) and enjoyed watching our Red Sox vs NY Yankees. We laughed the whole time and really enjoyed ourselves, eating big salty pretzels, singing 'Sweet Caroline' and making new friends. We made the best of a funny situation and we were living the moment. The Red Sox lost but we definitely won! That was the best country music movie I've ever seen (not a country fan). Oh and the lesson? Read your tickets for a venue address next time (or maybe not - this was probably so much better!)