Check this out: Pearl Jam is my favorite band. They come to tour Europe every five year on average (according to their own stats). On June 21 they play in Düsseldorf!!! Whooo. I bought tickets already a while ago.
Now, check this out: The Wolfson May Ball (June event) is on the 22nd of June. Ha. Since term is over, the bottom line is: I will fly to Düsseldorf on the 20th or so and will NOT return to Cambridge any time soon. I will miss the Wolfson May Ball. I will miss the May Ball of my own College for Pearl Jam!
Crazy, isn't it? Well, it's all about priorities.
Anyhow, here's the bad part. Pearl Jam was supposed to play in the LTU Arena. That arena is brand new and its really cool. The two really, really cool points are:
1. it is VERY close to my flat in Düsseldorf - 5 minutes by Tube which stops right in front of my flat and then, three stops later, stops right along the LTU Arena. Couldn't be more convenient.
2. The LTU Arena has a movable roof which can be opened. Yeahhh!!! Summer, sunshine, open air! Potentially at least.
Sounds, cool, doesn't it? Open Air concert, have some beer and sausages, hop onto the tube and home I am.
BUT: just learned that there is a venue change....argh****
The "Other" place, the ISS Dome is CRAP!!! It's hard to get to with public transport (Shuttle bus!!!) and its closed :-(
I am sooo frustrated, especially since I let the Wolfson May Ball pass. This has gone from suuuper cool to "oh my fucking god". (sorry for the language).
I am so frustrated, I have just emailed Pearl Jam and begged them to change the venue back - not that I expect them to really do so. Anyhow, I just had to tell them and everyone else how disappointed I am.