Last night, the ‘Finale’ of GlobalFest… An event which I listed as 1 of the top 5 ‘must see’ events in Calgary.
Everything was lined up to go; 3 VIP tickets for myself and the Fab team. Blankets, sweaters, sour candies and water all packed up and ready to go!
The annual event which includes a full evening celebration called ‘One World’ opened their gates to the public at 7pm and the evening was to conclude at 11:30pm.
Not one to be overly early, and with the event wrap time listed as 11:30pm my team and I would plan to arrive between 9:30-10:00, leaving plenty of time to set up our blanket and get settled in for the big show.
Boy were we wrong!
9:40 in the car en-route and the unmistakable sound shook the car…
They were happening!
As tears filled our eyes we realized that we had disastrously mis-calculated the assumed start time and we were missing the show we had waited an entire year to see.
As we swerved into oncoming traffic trying to catch a glimpse of the brightly coloured explosions we decided it would be best to just pull over and watch them.
Now, standing in an auto salvage yard, blanket-less we watched what was left of the annual spectacular show. And instead of seeing them paired with live music, a first in the 10 year history of the fest, we watched them to the sounds of the passing train.
This is a fail we will never let each other forget!
Better luck next year.
Mr. Fab & crew