I’ve mentioned previously that I wanted to go to the Big Day Out but I didn’t want to pay lots of money to do it. My ideal situation was that I would get a free ticket to the event. I entered competitions, I told just about everyone I knew that this was my wish in the vain hope that someone would just happen to have a spare ticket and think, oh, Jaycee wanted to go, I’ll give it to her. I am an optimist.
My tale starts with my friend Des and Sharon (I’m changing names to protect the innocent and guilty) having dinner one night and they started talking about the Big Day Out. Des was doing some work for the event with another friend Mike and Mike was going to try and score some tickets for Sharon and myself as the two boys both had their tickets from doing this work. Sharon told Des that if Mike did come up with the ticket she just might give it to me as I really wanted to go and she would do this selfless act for me. Note the word ‘might’ in bold. It wasn’t a categorical statement that she would give me the ticket.
So, Des tells Mike that if Sharon gets the ticket she’s going to give it to Jaycee. The day before when the boys are doing their work Mike scores this elusive free ticket. He tries to contact Sharon on the Friday morning (the Big Day Out was on Friday) and she’s out dropping her daughter off at school so misses his call. He then thinks to himself, well Sharon was just going to give the ticket to Jaycee and I’d rather Sharon have it and if she doesn’t want it I’ll offer it to someone else which he did, and the someone else accepted.
He then does finally speak to Sharon and tells her what’s happened and of course she was upset and pissed off, not at Mike for giving it away so much, but at Des for spouting his mouth off at what Sharon might do with the ticket should she receive one.
So, neither Sharon or myself got to go to the Big Day Out. I had a Big Day In at my place instead where we felt Sharon’s bad mood at this sad state of affairs all night.
Next year I’d like to continue my mission to get a free ticket to the Big Day Out and I don’t expect to get something for nothing. If anyone knows how to get on the BDO staff in Adelaide to get payment of a ticket, please let me know.