A couple months ago it was announced that Highly Suspect was coming to Wooly’s in Des Moines on April 4th. I wanted to go, but didn’t have the money for tickets until about a week after they sold out. Then I got my surgery date and didn’t think I’d be able to go anyway, less than 2 weeks after surgery. So I sort of let it go.
But then there was a ticket giveaway contest…So Jake and I were just waiting for our chance to win tickets through our local radio station, Lazer 103.3. Jake seems to have some sort of magical phone service and he tends to win tickets a LOT through them. Haha! Then, on April 1st he heard the cue to call and was the 13th caller, the winner! He came inside from the garage to tell me he’d won and I didn’t believe him because it was April Fool’s Day and I trust no one on that day. Crazy, but I’ve been fooled too much over the years. However, it was no joke! And not only did he win us tickets to the show, but included was also a Meet & Greet with the band before the show.
When we showed up to Wooly’s, we were separated into a group that was there specifically for the Meet & Greet. We were take inside about 20 minutes before anyone else. Jake and I were first in line to meet the band. We shook their hands, the drummer hugged me instead. We got our picture taken with them, and then they signed our tickets.
The show was pretty great! They have a great on-stage vibe, and the last about hour of the show was like a long jam session. Just playing their bluesy tunes non-stop. I was surprised that they did not play My Name Is Human, but they did play my favorite couple of songs, Lydia and Send Me An Angel, so I was pleased.
Jake got himself a hoodie and I got myself a t-shirt. 🙂 Though it was so soon after surgery, I handled the evening pretty well. We found kind people that let us share their reserved booth with them, so that helped quite a lot. I was very thankful Jake won the tickets, and very thrilled to be able to go!