Sara Groves is one of my favorite all-time singers. Call me a dork, tell me your mom listens to Sara Groves, I know they play some of her stuff on CCM stations....I don't care. I love Sara Groves. I love her voice, her style, her spiritual honesty. And she uses alot cello...that doesn't hurt, either.
Tonight she's performing in Bloomington and I've been planning to go to the concert for months....giddy when I found out about it....giving up front-row Casting Crowns tickets this week because I knew I'd get my concert fix tonight. As an added bonus, Jars of Clay and Chris Rice are playing, too.
Here's the thing...one little detail got overlooked....I didn't get tickets ahead of time. I mean, Sara Groves is amazing, but she's kind of obscure, right? Not a super-star, not at the top of many people's lists.....she's playing at a church in Bloomington, not a huge venue, just a low-key evening with me and Sara Groves.
Oh yeah, but she's playing with Jars. And that's why, when I reminded my parents that we were coming to Bloomington to see them and, of course, go to the concert, my dad said, "I hope you have tickets, because they're sold out".
I almost cried on the phone.
I got online and searched for tickets, and sure enough, they're sold out.
I woke up sad this morning. It's dumb, I know. I don't think I've been this sad and disappointed in a long, long time.