Tuesday, July 21, 2009

heh!

Serves me right. I should have checked the schedule, but had I waited for the schedule, i would have no ticket to Hillside at all.

Weekend passes sell out the day they are released, and after that you pay a separate price for each day of the festival. I took a gamble, bought tickets for Friday and Saturday. Guess when Kate is playing?

Sunday. Sunday tickets are all sold out....

I will still see her...she'll be there all weekend, but I really want to see her show.

So there are two options. Wait until fall, when she's back for another tour through SW Ontario (She lives in BC). Or...

Drive to Toronto on Thursday night and see her perform at Slacks.

I've only driven to Toronto about half a dozen times in my middle-aged existence...all within the last two years. I could drive to the outskirts and take the subway....

and this is so silly...out for one year, and I've never been to a...and it scares me shitless. Why?

So my hesitation about going is really about going to a women's club, where I've never been, and about my insecurities around crowds in general. When i was in my twenties, and i went out with my friends, I would have major panic attacks just before we got to the bar. it took me years to get over them...

But I really want to go.

Time to step outside my comfort zone a little and stretch myself.

7 comments:

Dragon said...

I say go to Toronto to see her. Slacks, I think that is the place that use to be called Slack Alice. If it is, I was there when I traveled to Toronto and loved it. My guy friends left me for a gay bar (men only) so I chatted with the bartender for awhile and met other women there. Loved it!! I say go for it!

Camlin said...

Dragon - I might not be the only lesbian in SW Ontario that hasn't been to Slacks, but I sure feel like it.

Ang said...

I am with dragon I say go. Step out of that comfort zone. I know you can and I beleive in ya.I know you will have good time if you go

Laura Lee said...

it is good to experience things that give us a bit of adrenaline now and again, but you may just decide that you don't like clubs or indoor crowds in general. If so, don't fault yourself...

But if you do run out wanting to scream, give yourself a smile for at least trying.

Earth Muffin said...

GO!!! And have a great time and come back and tell us all about it!

Camlin said...

I just keep hitting roadblock after roadblock...now I need to pick up Emily at her dad's at 7 am the next morning. Toronto and back isn't looking so inviting...her dad offered to drive me to Toronto, and wait there till I was done, but then Megan would have to babysit, and would not be coming with me.

Whine warning: I am so tired of going places alone!

So I don't know if it's going to happen after all!

MakingSpace said...

If not now, it will happen soon. Truly. And then when you go, remember that you're taking so many of us in spirit who aren't yet out enough to go. We'll be surrounding you and cheering you on. Blessings.