Oh! I almost forgot about that.
SheWolf may have to help with details or correct me if I start to embellish....
It was innocent enough... I noticed a couple of security dudes just chilling after the show on the 3rd, and of course my mind was occupied with thoughts of a potential meet and greet. I struck up a conversation with the guys and after a bit I asked them where would be the most likely place for a meet up with the band.
You see there was a front entrance and a back entrance to the Melkweg and we didn't want to split up, but we didn't want to miss out either.
Well, F'lex (sec. guard) said that oftentimes people just go backstage to meet the bands. Me: "Oh really?" (very nonchalant) He then asked if we had wristbands, to which we showed our unwristbanded but lovely wrists, and without a pause he said to follow him. Well, we didn't want to be rude... so through the locked glass doors we went, following F'lex into *gulp* the inner workings of the Melkweg. Seriously, through dark halls, up a silver spiral staircase...all the while I am in a total freaking panic. Are you kidding me???? How awkward was this
going to be? "Uh, hi guys!"
(in a perfect Mel voice)
But really, what would you have done? Said no? I'm not one to shy away from adventure...and this one was thrust before us so unexpectedly. There was no time to think about it, think, think about it.
Well, our escort enters a room while we wait in the hall...Matt was out there in the hall too.
"Hi, again." *shy wave*
:oops: And we could awkwardly hear an exchange that basically meant that we were NOT going to be able to meet the band.
Poor F'lex put up quite a fight, I'll tell you. I have no idea why. The whole thing was his idea and perhaps it was a matter of pride, but we were more than OK to just get the heck out of there. I was quite releaved in fact, as in the time we were waiting I had attempted to come up with SOME ridiculous reason to explain our random appearance to Bret and Jemaine... and none of them were any good.
You know, like: Delivering a very special gift (too bad we didn't have one) or that SheWolf was dying of a rare disease (too bad she wasn't
)... stuff like that.
Well, F'lex finally gave up and escorted us back down and we returned to the lobby with nothing but the knowledge that we do indeed posess the sugalumps to walk through the door of opportunity, and a fun (though ultimately benign) little story.
Edit: I just saw your retelling, SW.
What did I leave out, SW? Weren't Jemaine and Bret showering up there or something?