Are those Celsius? Where do you live? It's -1 here
What mildly irritates me: when someone flakes out my friend didn't really cancel at the last minute but we agreed to go to the concert together (on Sunday) almost two weeks ago and now he's not going at all. I know his reasons and those are not really good reasons not to go but whatever. I got used to go to the prog shows alone
I can totally relate to this! Back in 2011 Rush was touring the second leg of the Time Machine tour. They had a summer date at The Gorge amphitheater in Washington state, which is a beautiful venue out in the middle of nowhere overlooking the Columbia Rver. I made arrangements to go with two friends who said they were going and wanted me to ride with them and stay at the campground after the show. The day before the show, I had packed my tent and everything else excited to see Rush. The next morning, I was waiting for them to pick me up and they never showed.. I called them to see what's up and no answer. I drove to the local airport where he worked as a aircraft mechanic, and he was there in the hangar tinkering on a airplane. I asked him Wtf?? He said he and his wife decided not to go and just wanted to take it easy for the weekend..
They didn't even have the decency to tell me they weren't going and completely ruined my opportunity to see Rush. I didn't have a dependable vehicle at the time to make the 5 hour trip.. They knew how much that show meant to me and screwed me out of it,, selfish jerks!! I would have been ok with it if they would have had enough common courtesy to give me a few days notice, I missed the concert as a result. A week before, they said it was a for sure thing! So this did not mildly irritate me, it literally pissed me off! And yes, I did have a ticket for the show.
A friend of mine that went said it was the best epic concert he had ever seen, and if he knew I could have rode with him. Neil Peart said on his website that it was the best show Rush has ever played to date, and it was the last show of the Time Machine tour..