When I first saw the Chris Rock show advertised all those months ago I was so excited I shelled out £40 for a ticket without blinking. I waited and waited and waited paitently for Chris to arrive in the UK. He hit the the talk show circuitsoon after he arrived. My ticket was for the lat day of the tour and I consumed his interviews with enthusiasm as it was nearly 2 weeks until I'll see him live. With every interview I watched on the TV or heard on the radio I became less and less excited.
Chris was crap.
He had one joke which he repeated in every interview. "Any country that considers darts a sport has a drink problem." Ha. Maybe it was funny the first time, maybe its funny when he’s on stage – I’d never know. My apathy had become so complete that I completely forgot about my ticket.
On Saturday as I slapped my Oyster card on the yellow pad I looked up to see the ticket booth. ‘It’s nearly the end of the month’ I thought ‘Time to renew my monthly travel card . . . that Chris Rock show is on at the end of the month I must look at the ticket and check the date'.
Date on the ticket : Friday 25th January 2008
Date today : Saturday 26th January 2008
Surprisingly. I’m not actually that bothered. Even considering the fact that I wasted £40.