Last night, I took the wife to see her favorite band in the world, Nickelback, at Montage. The concert was one of the best I've seen. We had back stage passes and the missus got to meet the band. Unfortunately, that is the end of the good part of the story.
The show was over right at 11:00pm and after a leisurely 15 minute walk to the car it was apparent that it would be a bit before we would be on our way. I had no idea how much of a bit it would be!! We pulled out of the parking lot onto paved road exactly one hour and 48 minutes later. As if that wouldn't have been bad enough, one of the jakasses that works in the parking lots up there was driving a small utility vehicle when he stopped beside the car behind us to answer a question from the driver. Apparently, the driver had the temerity to ask what the hold up was. Said jackass the responded with this gem "Buddy, it's a concert, there's 17,000 people here, deal with it". The driver asked how it could possibly take over an hour to get out of the lot. Jackass responded "Buddy, you want me to make this a fuckin problem for ya? I can, no fuckin problem". That quieted the driver and Mr. Jackass then pulled up beside us and could go no further as he was blocked by a vehicle trying to get out of a cross lane in front of us. What does Mr. Jack ass do, you ask? He tells that driver to back the fuck up 'cause he wants to get down the hill.
Well, those of you who know me that I have only one thing in common with Popeye. There's all I can stands and can stands no more. I was perfectly willing to suffer in silence to that point but alas I couldn't help myself. I said out the window "No shit sherlock, so does everybody here and if this wasn't such a cluster fuck, nobody would have a problem". Oddly, he didn't offer to cause a problem for me and was on his way as soon as the other guy could get out of his way.
The reason I told you this with all the expletives included is to make the following comparison even more dramatic. You see, I took my wife to see Nickelback in the spring at the Izod Center at the Meadowlands. The crowd was similar in size to yesterday's. It was a nice leisurely 15 minute walk to the car after that show as well. The similarity ends there though. From the time I started the car, to the time we were on the freeway, was 8 minutes. Traffic on the freeway was flowing at normal highway speeds!!
Suffice to say, I won't be attending any more concerts at Montrash, and recommend you all avoid them at all costs as well unless you want to put up with the crap and jackasses.