This was a night of firsts for me: first time seeing Cobra, first time at the Respectable Street Cafe, and first concert on my own. Right off the bat I'll say two things: 1) My pictures suck, 2) My videos are decent.
Since the venue was an hour and twenty-one minutes away (thank you Google!) I left my house around 4:30, pulled some money out, grabbed some McDonalds for the road, and was on my way. There was an accident on the main road near me so I had to turn around and go down another one, but that's fine. Of course there was traffic on I-95, but besides that things went smoothly. I do have to say that I get so confused around downtown areas, and since the venue was in the downtown area of West Palm Beach, I was a little nervous. I turned left too early and had to backtrack, but I found the venue eventually, and there was even a convenient parking garage close by. I also get nervous about where to park. /o\
Anyway, there was already a line outside the place so after I looked around to see if there was a box office (I had my tickets at will call) (...there wasn't a box office per say), I made my way to the end of the line and waited. And ugh was it hot and humid outside. They called out for people who had to pick up their tickets so I ended up walking to another line, and finally got in 20 minutes before the start of the concert. Thank god I got there early and was able to get in. More on this later.
Right away I was confronted with the merch booth, so I looked to see if there was anything I liked. I ended up buying this dark grey one with their name, a cobra with shades, cupcakes, and spaceships on it. It was $20 so not too bad. I then picked my spot in front of the bar. I could get drinks without moving, and the bar had a step up that I could stand on and see clearly over people's heads. Very important for a short person like me. I liked my spot anyway.( Opening acts, Cobra Starship, and the venue not letting people with tickets inCollapse )
I got home around 12:30 am. It took a while to get home not because of traffic, but because I got lost for 20 minutes. *headdesk* I told you downtown areas are terrible for me.
All in all though it was a fantastic night! I would definitely see them again. :D