PNC Arts Center has some awesome shows coming up this summer, and while I hadn’t been there in a while I planned to attend some of the shows this year. A few I would enjoy would be Dave Matthews Band, Halestorm, Goo Goo Dolls, Santana with Earth, Wind and Fire, Chris Rock with Kevin Hart, Kid Rock with Foreigner, and The Black Keys. My son and I love Bill Burr, but we just saw him last year in Atlantic City.
It was a Friday afternoon and I was looking forward to a nice relaxing Father’s Day weekend. My wife and daughter were going to a bridal shower on Saturday, so I had nothing to do all day long. For Father’s Day Sunday we were taking my dad to lunch, other than that there was nothing at all on my schedule. Inevitably, when your schedule is wide open something happens to fill it up, mess it up, screw it up or ruin it. Usually, that something is car trouble you have to tend to, a friend or family member who needs help, or a household appliance that decides it needs a part replacement. The latter would then lead to taking much time researching said part, traveling to the hardware store multiple times, and fixing the problem you create while trying to repair the darn thing.
Well, something did happen that required several hours of my time. However, it was a good thing, correction, a fabulous thing. My friend Jaclyn contacted me and she said, “I was wondering if you’d be interested in a pair of Bill Burr tickets for tomorrow night” (Saturday night). Not only were these tickets free, but they also included VIP parking. If you’re not familiar with the acronym “VIP,” it stands for “Very Important Person.” I don’t consider myself a VIP, but if it saves me twenty bucks and helps me avoid walking three exits and under multiple underpasses to get from my car to the show, I’ll pretend for a couple of hours.
So naturally, I said yes and agreed to fill up my free time with a free show that in the past I have paid hundreds of dollars to see.
Traffic was light, parking was easy and Bill Burr was superb as always.
So the moral of the story is, if you like Bill Burr, I recommend a friend named Jaclyn.