BB King, Denver
Forgot about the BB King coming to town until I was looking at the paper and saw the ad on the day of the event. I arranged to leave work early, show up and buy a ticket.
I showed up at the Pepsi Center (Pavillions), looking for a place to park, security guard asked what I was there for and I said "the BB King concert". Oh, ok, back up here, cross over there and park.
so I went an parked where he said, I thought it quite odd, not what I was expecting (really small lot) and I didn't have to pay
I watched where others were going, got out of my car and proceded in that same general direction.
There was an opening in the fence with a little room on the inside(this is an outdoor venue) so I walked in, expecting it to be a place to purchase tickets (?) Lady at the desk took a look at me and kept talking to the guy she had been talking with when I came in. I could see the concert area through another 'door', but hung out for a minute with no acknowledgement from the lady.. then I just walked in the concert area.. no one said anything to me about a ticket, in fact, several staff people made light conversation as I hung out..... <time warp> concert started, it started to rain and got windy, eveyone huddled together under the 'tent' by the middle of the show, I was standing right next to the mixing console.. excellent location!... Dr. John, Shemika Copeland, J.Geils and the rest was a great show.. by the time the show ended and the encore, the weather was nice... awesome show!
total cost: $20 for a t-shirt