J Devil show- trying with all my might
This is a condensed version of the full blog here:
OK. The J Devil show at the Junkyard is Friday. Last week we called to see what's up with the age restriction. The girl on the phone didn't even know the date of the show. But she went to go ask the manager for us. She said 'yeah, it's 18+, but I know one of our last shows he changed it to all ages at the last minute. So if you maybe call back a few days before the show he might change his mind.'
Tomorrow, the 4th of July, my mom and I are going to the Junkyard to speak with the manager. Try and change his mind. I don't know how hard it is going to be but I won't go down without a fight. He obviously will change it if he can't sell all the tickets in time. There's 130 sold so far, but I don't know how many there are available. I'd estimate 200. Most of the tickets were sold last week, which means sales won't be rising that much this week. I'm spending today planning out what to say to this guy. I'll start off telling him how I'm JD's #1 fan and how much this would mean to me. This bit won't make much of a difference but might get him a little sympathetic so he'll listen to me. Then I'll start on how there are many fans of JD's that are under 18 and he would definitely be able to sell the rest of the tickets. I'll then secure his future profit by talking about how all my friends are turning 18 this year and I would definitely recommend the Junkyard to them, that is, if I am able to attend the concert. Now, I don't want to have to go further than this, but my mom actually suggested that I mention that I could alternatively make sure no one I know ever goes back there... let him know I run multiple music blogs and I could very well write a bad review of the Junkyard. Or on the other hand I could gain him some business by recommending it on my blog. It could go either way. I remember how people treat me...
It's ludicrous, I know. But it's worth a shot. It's not a lie. I might also play the ' I'm a photographer' card if I need to.
Listen, this is everything to me. It's all I want. I've been driving myself crazy thinking about it all week. I believe in 'if there's a will there's a way' and it got me a meeting at Hampton. I've been having a good luck streak unprecedented for me lately (you'll hear about the new merchandise I got later), and it seems to be building up to a climax. If this works...
I've sent my will, my pure intent, into the Korniverse. I've done all I can, and tomorrow is my last shot. Face to face. One last try. Let this manager see how committed I am. How much this means to me. It's all I can do. I'll go down fighting. This is the one thing in my life I am drawing the line at, the one thing I refuse to back down from. They'll have to take me kicking and screaming out the door before I give up. Jonathan will hear about some crazy girl who went berserk trying to get tickets to see him. At least I will know I did my best. I'll fight the Universe tooth and nail this time. For me, putting my mission out on my blog is the last thing I can do. Writing it as if it's fact may just help make it so.
Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.