After twenty years of waiting and dreaming, and after years of listening to the 1994, 2000 and 2006 concert albums and seeing recorded footage on tape or DVD – my dream has finally come true. I have tickets to see BARBRA STREISAND live in concert “Barbra: Back to Brooklyn” October 11, 2012.
These past few days have been a nightmare. Freaking out about not being able secure tickets, annoyed about ticketmaster’s automated system and the agony of not getting the seats or the price range one wants.
I get to return to New York and see Barbra live. Not only that, but I also get the chance to meet fellow Barbra fans, many of whom have been very supportive and helpful in the melee over this possible ONE night only event. Although, fans doubt Streisand would schlep all the way to her hometown just for one night. Most people I’ve talked to (and befriended) are sure that if sales are brisk (as the Pre-sales have been incredibly hot) Barbra’s concert team will gladly add a second night.
Barbra’s people announced that there would be a second pre sale today, but they failed to inform fans when it would be. As of right now I’ve been up for over 12 hours, since 12a.m. this morning. American Express started their pre sale today and will last a week (up until general sale on the 21st). Ticketmaster “gladly accepts” AmEx cards, so that drove a lot of fans crazy. On Facebook there’s a group called “Barbra Brooklyn Fan Group – Join Us For The Fun” with all sorts of people rejoicing over getting tickets or complaining about ticketmaster itself. I feel like I’ve made several new friends over the past 2 days.
“There are moments you wait for and dream of, all your life. This is one of those moments.”
– Alan and Marilyn Bergman
As of May 29th, there has been a second date added (October 13, 2012) due to the first night being sold out in mere minutes.
Oh, I cannot wait!