Monday, July 13, 2009

A good reason...

.....to deal with power tripping security guards?
...to stand for 3 hours smashed into a sweaty...sweaty place?
...to lose 75% of your hearing for and hours after the noise is over?


....to live the evening with paranoia because a certain previously mentioned security guard tried to take one of your lens to you camera because he says its to long and then you hide it and sneak it into another door and use it anyways.

...to stay up until 2 in the morning at which time you have to go deliver newspapers and don't actually get to bed until 4 in the morning when you didn't go to bed until 3:30 the morning before.

....is it a good reason to get to enjoy the single best show you have ever seen in your life?

.....welll.....is it??


You bet your hiney it is!!! GREEN DAY was absolutely the best concert I've been too! If you ever get the chance...I would suggest. Or.....just wait for me to win tickets again and hope I invite you this time. In the last year I've won 4 sets of tickets from the radio.....so you can calculate you odds.....
So let's talk about the single worst security guard in the city. When I was getting ready to leave, Ty called the Target Center to see what their policy on cameras was. I didn't want to bring my SLR and then be told it wasn't allowed. Target Center said that as long as the camera didn't have video recording or sound recording (which really what camera BESIDES an SLR doesn't have that feature) it was okay to bring in. So we go to get in and the guy asks to look into my bag. He pulls out my camera and proceeds to tell me that it is a video camera. After telling him 3 times that it was not he decided to try and tell me that my lens was too long. All this time he kept trying to ripped my camera out of my hands. You don't grab an expensive piece of equipment away from someone, or at least someone like me, and not expect me to get a little snarky about it. There were too other female security guard who kept telling him to let me go in. So when I started to walk by he grabbed my arm and told me he was calling his manager and I couldn't leave. Well the manager called back and said that I would have to go put the lens in my car. Are you kidding me? This is downtown! Not like there are parking lots conveniently located near by. So I ripped my stuff away from this dude and walked away. I then proceeded to put the smaller lens on my camera, hid the long lens very well in the many compartments of my camera bag and go to another entrance. The security guard there started to tell me I couldn't bring an SLR in but when he saw the length of my lens he told me I was fine.
So what did I do??? As soon as Green Day came on I switched lenses! Ha!

6 comments:

Kurt and Jes said...

The pictures turned out awesome! Thanks again!

Sarah said...

Wow- I haven't been to a concert in ages. Sounds like a lot of crazy fun.

Nicole said...

Audrey, you are such a rebel! Sneaking in the forbidden lense. Sounds like a lot of fun. I haven't heard of the term snarky before, but I like it.

angie said...

I hate security at stuff like that. A guard at a baseball game, told me I had to dump out my water bottle, or drink it all, before I went in, then once inside, I can fill it up at the water fountian, um SICK! Looks like you had fun, good thing you are ever so sneaky!

Linz said...

Man so glad you could go! This is the stuff memories are made of.

Kristen said...

Sneaky, How did I know you would find a way! Great pictures as always.