Sunday, 6 April 2008

A funny thing happened at the Celine Dion concert.....its a long one girls !

Ok girls so there i was last night, all excited to be going to the concert...

See here i am at home with my ticket.

So now,picture me there waiting at the door to get la la la la skipping away, oh so happy, this is gonna be great....Now i knew we'd be up the back, we only had the $100 tickets and were at door 58, but thats ok, we just wanted to hear her off we go, Yes Sir heres our Tickets, Oh thats our seats??? well..ok then...climbing up and up the stairs...higher...higher again...Hmmm second row fron the very back..well ok if we have to...So we sit down, i put my bag at my feet, still happy and oblivious to my surroundings, la la la la, get comfy...THEN I LOOK UP.
HOLY TOLEDO BATMAN!!! Panic sets in right away. According to my dad i went white as a ghost "I cant sit here dad. Oh man i feel sick" It was like peering over the edge off a cliff...i was freaking...Never knew i got Vertigo before now...i wasnt liking it much either. I could feel my legs turn to jelly and my breathing was getting quicker by the second...."Dad i have to go out, i cant sit here". So after a minute when we realised Noooo this wasnt getting any better we got up and walked back down, Oh if you could have seen me, legs buckling, clinging to the side rail for my life....The usher looked at me weird then realised what was going on i think and gave me a Poor Thing smile..err i felt like an idiot.
So we stood outside waiting for me to calm down b4 the show started.....after 30 mins i said ok lets try again... I walked back in..NOPE not gonna happen.
THEN the sweetest act of random Kindness ever for me....The usher realised now that i was in trouble and he pulled my dad aside and gave us new tickets DOOR 6 GROUND FLOOR !!!! These were the $240 tickets! I was overwhelmed! We couldnt thank him enough. That man is a Prince, an angel, a godsend.(I wonder if my Angel above, Sharyn, was watching me and whispered in his ear...)
So once more we skipped merrily along to our new seats and the concert was AMAZING AND FABULOUS and i ended up having the best time! Celine was just as beautiful and brilliant as i knew she would be. When she sang The Power Of love i cried, i walked down the aisle to that song on my wedding day :) then tears again for my friend Sharyn as she sang Im Your Angel with her male back up singer.
Our very own Anthony Callea was her support act..he was also just amazing!
What incredible voices..and i think i sound good in the shower..ha ha ha.

So now its all over and we have great memories and the new found knowledge that this little rubber duckie gets VERTIGO..oh brother.

Oh well onward and upward i say..and now im waiting for next month when i go and see Michael Buble..YIPPEE thankgoodness we got dance floor seats!

Thanks for reading and yes probably laughing at me too....

Love n Hugs,
Shann xxoo


Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Shann, I can't believe you got to see Celine Dion. She is so so talented. Years ago I bought one of her cassette tapes (that's right I said cassette tape, pre CD's) and I wore it out I listened to it so much. I'm glad you got to move down though, otherwise you probably would have thrown up on somebody's head.

LeAnn :)

Gail McCormack said...

Shann I get the same, we went to see Neil Young (that's showing my age) it wasn't even that high up where we were sitting! It's aweful, but in your case didn't it turn out for the best. Sounds like she was sensational!! It's great to hear you a happy little vegemite again!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love Celine Dion! What a beautfiul and powerful voice she has! Am glad that you were able to enjoy it. Lucky lady!!

Jules said...

ooh shan i bet it wasnt funny at all
when you thought that
A} you were gonna die
B} if you lived you would miss the concert
I also think your angel was there

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Shannon! What an awesome usher! I cant believe that! It worked out for the best! I bet your beautiful friend WAS watching over you! I would love to see Celine and Michael Buble!!!

Love you,

Lori said...

Shannon,, You go girl!! Guess it was meant in the stars for you to get those better seats! Our first wedding dance was "Because you love me"! And now Michael B. concert! Oh my!!! Write soon! Don't forget about me, I miss you! Love,Lori

Lori said...

Shannon,, You go girl!! Guess it was meant in the stars for you to get those better seats! Our first wedding dance was "Because you love me"! And now Michael B. concert! Oh my!!! Write soon! Don't forget about me, I miss you! Love,Lori

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Now that is a great story. You must have a gaurdian Angel or two. You lucky girl steppin out and having a good ole time. I have been busy with my web site opening and have not had much fun. I did get a nice pedicure today though LOl Some of my family are at Disney Land and I stayed home to add products to my site!!! You should check out my new site design, My designer did a fab. job.
I will be choosing my winner On Sunday from my blog comments..
Chat soon

Dolly said...

Oh my gosh Shan......
Celine is awesome! She has the voice of an angel!

Funny story, but not funny...I get the same way! I can't do heights!!

I am so happy to hear everything turned out perfect!

Hugz, Dolly

Sarah said...

Hi Shannon,
Wow, never even thought about getting vertigo at a concert, you poor thing! I was glad that you ended up getting fantastic seats to see Celine. I am very jelous about the Michael Buble concert, I love his version of Fever.
Sarah xx


Glad you & Diz had a great time sweetie. Of course, it was all Sowy's doing. And now I am sooo excited about us going to see Bubbles (oops, sorry Michael). I CAN'T WAIT. When he sings Sway I shall be that little puddle melted on the floor.

bluemuf said...

Oh you poor dear. I'm so glad you had a sweet usher, that was so kind.

I'm glad you enjoyed the concert.


Chantilly Cottage said...

Hi Shannon...
You poor thing getting vertigo, it must have been an awful sensation.
Glad it all turn out so well in the end, there must have been a little angel watching over you.
The concert certainly sounds wonderful. Take care.
Deb x

Sue said...

Way to go Shannon!! What a horrible feeling! Hope your dad had a good time too. I am so envious of you going to see Michael Buble,you will have to take photos!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Shann,
Glad to hear you ended up having a wonderful time at the concert - certainly sounds like your angel Sharyn was looking out for you.

Charmingdesigns said...

sometimes a good story makes the memory even greater! What fun! laurie

KARA said...

oh Shann you poor thing, but how absolutley lovely of that young usher, sounds like you had great seats in the end, someone was caring for you as I am sure you do for many others.
love ya

purpleflowerfairy said...

what a sweet and wonderful thing for that usher to do for you =) it was heaven sent i'm sure... sounds like you and your dad had a GREAT time!!! hugs, debbie

Siobhan said...

Hello Shannon, How sweet of that man to do that for you...I can just see you freaking out!!! Poor thing!!! Glad all wen well and you enjoyed yourself.

joan said...


That must be the most awful feeling. What a wonderful person that usher was to do that for you. So glad you had fun. Have a good week girlfriend!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow! What a wonderful story! (Except the panic part! :)
There are still nice people in this world.

Have a great week!

Tracie said...

You poor thing (at first). Glad you made it through.
Gee, there are sure some really, really nice people out there. That guy deserves some special pink stars don't you think? I love hearing about nice people - so glad you had a great time. Really, what a nice guy, totally tugged at my heart to do such a nice thing for a sweetie like you!

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

EEeek, shriek, stomping my foor turning green with envy!! No you didn't get to see Celine Dion??!! (It has been a while since I got to visit with you huh?)

You lucky duck!! Seeing Celine Dion in concert is on my "list of things to do in my lifetime." I am jealous, sniff, but so glad thing worked out for you!!

I totally get the Vertigo thing! Imagine, I used to have to climb ladders for a living! It took me a year to be comfortable on a six ft. ladder lol!!


The Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, you went to see Celine Dion? I love her!
I was at a concert once and we were up pretty high like you were and I started having a panic attack, are you sure it wasn't a panic attack, it can be just like vertigo. I will never go again unless I can be on the first level LOL. I panic in crowds too.
That man sure was sent by an Angel for you Shannon, what a beautiful thing to do for someone, most people just wouldn't care. I am so happy you finally got to enjoy the concert :)