Last Friday, me and Mary went to check out the IlluminAqua concert. They have it on a floating stage along the Welland Canal, which is about a 5 minute walk from my building. Meaghan Smith was opening and we absolutely love her. This was the fourth time we were seeing her live.
Well, being cheap, we didn't buy tickets. We assumed that we'd be able to get a bad view of the stage, but we'd still hear the music perfectly. It was a gorgeous evening and when we walked over we realized there was NO good spot to stand to try to sneak a peek of the stage. I didn't really care since it was so nice to be outside and we'd still hear her.
After about 3 songs in, a woman came to the fence and asked us if we wanted tickets for the show. I assumed she was selling them but she explained she won them and didn't realize she was getting 4 so she had 2 extra. I don't know if we were just the 2 closest people to the fence (there were a lot of people sitting and standing on the outside of the fenced in area) or she noticed us dancing to the music, either way it was so incredibly sweet and nice of her to offer us the tickets. We pretty much ran around to get inside the fenced off area and from there we had a lovely view of Meaghan Smith and we watched the rest of her performance. We were even able to meet Meaghan yet again after the show.
Our initial view.
Our view once we had our tickets.
The 'audience' across the canal.
The 'audience' in the water.
Me and Mary
I'm still blown away that we lucked out that evening and had the opportunity to watch Meaghan Smith play for free and then meet her again. When things like that happen, it makes me realize that there are some pretty great people out there.