Lucky owner of the last wristband
First stories from Roseland Ballroom are starting to arrive at our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our reader Aron Norman, who is a photographer in New York was the lucky guy to get the last available wristband for tonight’s show.:
” My name is Aron and I wanted to share my story this morning. I had considered waiting on line last night after I walked by at about 9:30pm and saw little tent cities set up down 52nd, up Broadway and around the corner on 53rd. I heard they were giving away 800 wristbands and I estimate there were about 200 people waiting so I felt no big rush. I set my alarm for 3am this morning but just couldn’t get myself out of bed (partly due to the winter-y chill that settled in last night – 39 F!). Luckily, I live only about 20 blocks away so when I woke up naturally at about 7:30am I thought I’d run down there and give it a shot. I turned the corner and saw them handing out wristbands but I still wasn’t holding my breath. I got on line and they closed it off literally right behind me! Whew!
Competition was fierce as the security guys handing out wristbands turned people away for trying to get a second one. I get to the front and I see the guy has one left in his hand and there is still one girl ahead of me. My heart sank. Then the security guy starts saying to the girl “You already got one, you can’t get another!” She starts protesting that she got bumped to the back of the line and she never got one and blah blah but the guy was not having it. “We are not arguing with you about this.” Then, to me “Hey guy, give me your wrist. You got the last one.” Here it is!
PS – The girl in front of me said when Madonna left rehearsal last night she drove the wrong way up Broadway and on 52nd waving to the people waiting and letting people take her picture. (Take it with a grain of salt though)
Anyway, thought you guys would appreciate the story.
Thanks to Aron and please send your Roseland stories and photos at email@example.com.