It must have been the first week when one of my favourite programme assistants let it slip during orientation that Cardi B was coming to Lincoln, Nebraska.
I knew for sure that I wasn’t at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by accident. It had been fated by the powers that be. They had seen it fit for me to see my favourite musician (currently) live on stage.
I was mad excited but there was a problem. Cardi B was scheduled to perform at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on the 26th July which was the same evening we were to hold our #YALI2019 Farewell dinner at the very same time.
I had to choose.
I wonder how the dinner went. I’m just kidding. They told us numerous times that all the scheduled activities were compulsory. I see why it’s included in the terms and conditions.
As I sat through the farewell dinner, I could see the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Our dinner was being held at the Nebraska Club which is on the 20th floor so I had a clear view. I now know without a doubt that astral projection is real, my body was at the dinner but my heart was at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
One thing I love about America is that they stick to time. So the dinner ended round about the time it was supposed to, 20:30 to 21:00 hours thereabout. Problem is Cardi B was scheduled to start at 19:00 hours. For once I prayed that American time would fail me.
I changed from my dinner outfit into my Cardi B outfit and dashed as fast as anyone can on an elevator twenty floors down. The Lyft was lost. Janet was trying to locate it. I was so impatient I could have blown my top and landed at Cardi B just like in the cartoons. The Lyft arrived and whoosh to the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Again whoosh is within speed limits.
I got to the door and expected to see queues and queues of a stampede mess. There was none. It was easy! I didn’t even spend 5 minutes at the door.
I had floor seats so I went in that direction. The Pinnacle Bank Arena is massive! It seats 15 000!
I was late so I couldn’t get to my seat. Security kept throwing me around like a yo-yo. “Sit here in the meantime,” security said. I still wasn’t in my seat when the music started and the screaming from the crowd made my ears ring. Cardi B was on stage. I hadn’t been bought a section 51, second row ticket for nothing. Zupco vigorony had prepared me for this moment in time. I pushed and shoved all the way into my section and row. I found my seat. Wasn’t about to waste a $300+ ticket watching Cardi B from the side and risk getting a creak in my neck.
The concert was amazing! Cardi B was high energy from start to finish! It was a one-woman concert, which was excellent. Twas definitely worth all the drama leading up to it. I would go and see her again in concert.
See more Cardi B Concert pics here: https://www.omaha.com/go/music/photos-cardi-b-in-nebraska/collection_020696b6-4832-5c9c-8403-871b796d0915.html#1
Read a review of Cardi B’s concert here: https://journalstar.com/entertainment/music/review-cardi-b-connects-with-sold-out-crowd/article_0a1c87a1-0736-5f3e-8b5b-e5d6b012cf7c.html