Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Got You Cher

Dreams really do come true! Here's how it happened...

So I am sitting at my desk talking to my co-worker and GREAT friend, Linda. We are talking about all of our upcoming plans. Somehow I brought up Cher. Well, I bring up Cher a lot. Yep, I'm a good gay!
I said one of my dreams is to see Cher perform live. Linda then said, we should go see her in Vegas.
Sure, I said. How are we gonna pull that off? I laughed thinking it wasn't a real suggestion. Linda then says, "I have a contact that has been trying to get me to come out". "He said if I would visit Las Vegas for potential groups he would get me tickets to any show I wanted".  "I'll go call him now." She comes back 10 minutes later and he has come through. TWO FREE TICKETS TO SEE CHER AT CESAR'S PALACE! Not just any tickets....10 rows back ..center stage! WHAT? OMG!

I work for a travel agency and Linda is our group coordinator. She has a lot of contacts in Vegas and has been often. Vegas is a mega convention and meeting destination. We had three groups there this year. I have the tickets to see Cher. Now, how am I gonna get to Vegas?

I must say working for a travel agency has had it's perks in the past but those perks have dried up a lot. In the "old days" I would travel all the time for free. I've been fortunate to have traveled a lot. However, in the past five years I've barely gone anywhere. Delta had gotten so strict that it became almost impossible to get free tickets anymore.  Last year I won two Delta first class international tickets but was unable to use them because the class of service they had to be booked in was so restrictive.  I decided to call and ask for free tickets to Vegas. I received the certificate and BAM, I was approved for two free tickets AND the space was available. OMG, Are the gay fairy gods smiling on me right now?

Today, Linda comes to me and tells me Cesar's screwed up getting one of her groups this year. They were bummed that they had lost the group and have been courting her to get the group for 2012. She called and said she wanted to come out and do a site inspection. They gave her a suite for the two days we will be there...TOTALLY FREE!

Free airline tickets, free hotel & free tickets to see Cher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG! I AM GOING TO SEE CHER....LIVE!  January 24, 2011!
I am getting all verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves while I go cry.
Bob Out!


R.J. said...

OMG! Vegas is only a five-hour drive for me and I haven't been there in nine years. I miss that place. I also miss my former disposable income to go there on a whim. :-(

I hope you have a lot of fun!

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Omg, omg, oh...mmmmmyyyy...goooooooodddd. I saw Cher a few years ago and she was incredible. She looks fantastic. I am crying with you.

"Are the gay gods smiling at me right now?" Priceless.

Bob said...

She is fabulous live and I am seething with envy.
Yeah, I bet you are; I would be, too!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! I'll make you some fried chicken if you sneak me in your suit case;)

robertga99 said...

I would love to sneak all of you in my suitcase. Wouldn't that be fun? A blogger convention in Las Vegas and tickets to Cher for all of us. How fun!

Writer said...

Congrats, Bob! I'm so happy for you and such good seats! Enjoy!! :)

bunny said...

You deserve it...you reap what you sow and you are a good, generous person!

robertga99 said...

Thanks, Bunny!

Mark in DE said...

The gay gods are smiling upon you! Good for you!! :-)