To say that I am a fan of Lifehouse is an understatement. To say that I would exhaust all means to watch them live again is another one.
The truth is, though, no matter how much you love a performer, there’s just no reasoning with a wallet that has other priorities.
But just the same, there’s no giving up for this persistent fan.
Four years and about a dozen hairstyles ago, here was my 15-year-old self gushing over their 2008 “You and Me” tour — shaky point-and-shoot camera, braces and all.
What has changed since then?
Not my gratitude to Mama for surprising me with that ticket four years ago.
Not Lifehouse songs’ ability to stop me in my tracks, be it heard via iTunes, on the radio, or over the supermarket’s PA system.
Not that overarching desire for Jason Wade’s eyes to meet mine, the way it did for three seconds during their 2008 concert.
Then what’s new this 2012?
If there’s anything of value I’ve learned in the previous years, it’s asserting oneself and always, always finding a way for everyone and everything that matters to me.
So when upon reading Juice.ph’s concert tickets giveaway, I pounced on the opportunity, justifying why I deserved two tickets thus:
Winners were to be announced at 3 p.m. today, but an hour later, no results were to be found. Turns out they announced over at the Juice.ph facebook account that the announcements would be made at 5 p.m.
Mama called a little after five, asking to be fetched from work (another one of our straight-out-of-Freaky-Friday moments) because taxis were hard to come by. Before leaving for the parking lot, I hit refresh on the announcement page one last time and saw this beaut:
The grepa winning streak continues!
Mama was beside herself when she heard the news, gushing: “It’s the first concert I’ll ever watch in Araneta!”
There are just some things for which a one-time occurrence is hardly enough. A Lifehouse concert is one of them.
And what makes my ear-to-ear grin wider is the thought that this May 26th, not one but two gushing fan girls will be rocking out to every riff and hanging by a moment (and eons more) with Jason, Ben, Bryce and Rick. ❤