Day 30: Pre-Teen Disappointment

Today we went to an amusement park with the intention of seeing Miranda Cosgrove (yes, iCarly for all your Nickelodeon fans) in concert with Greyson Chance.  The concert was part of the amusement park admission, so it was an extra treat.  My kids are big, BIG, let me emphasize BIG iCarly fans.  I think I’ve memorized every episode.  So they were excited to see her live.

The concert started at 6 and they opened the doors for seating at 4.  Because of ride timing, heat exhaustion, and the need to squeeze in dinner, we didn’t get to make our way to the concert until 4:45.  I figured the concert was in this giant picnic area behind the restaurant we were dining at since most of the cocerts are usually there.  Last year Emily Osment was there during one of our visits and people were strolling and and out of the concert.  So after dinner, we headed out there, only to find it wasn’t the venue of the concert (I should have done my research!).

So we found out the concert was on the other side of the park in this small theater venue.  So we booked it, arriving around 5:00 to encounter this LONG line of parents and their kids/pre-teens.  Oy!  By the time we reached the end of the line, amusement park officials started yelling that the venue was at capacity!  Boo!  There were so many people in line, that I’m sure that many of these people probably were waiting since 4.  Such disappointment.  Such poor planning on the park’s part for underestimating the power of iCarly!

But I’m happy to report the kids took it in stride and enjoyed the rest of the day at the park.

Lesson Learned:  You can’t plan for disappointment.  So rather than let it get to you and ruin your day, roll with the punches and move on.

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