I'm a concert addict with an obsession with meeting my favorite celebrities. And trust me, I have no shame in saying that.
My obsession with attending concerts does take a toll on my bank account, which is why I only buy tickets if I know I can go to the concert and if the prices are reasonable. This semester alone, I bought my ACL Weekend 1 bracelet and tickets to see Atlas Genius, MGMT, twenty one pilots and Panic! at the Disco. Why did I buy all these tickets? Because I made sure I was able to go without having a conflicting issue or having to worry about exams (ACL is the exception).
During my lab on Thursday, I found out that Heffron Drive was going to be in Houston, Texas next month. For those who are unfamiliar with the band, the band is made up of Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt. Kendall Schmidt was/is a member of Big Time Rush and my number one celebrity crush. I told myself that moment that nothing was going to stop me from meeting my number one celebrity crush and from attending the concert.
After much temptation to drop almost $200 (cost of the round trip bus fare from Austin to Houston and back, my general admission ticket, the VIP Upgrade, Dinner and Merch), I realized that I was going to waste so much money. Was I really going to waste that much money to meet my celebrity crush? Of course not. I had to pay my credit card, electricity, water, rent and groceries. I'm a college student with a part-time job and there was no way I could afford to pay. Plus, what if something happened? I did not want to take a huge risk just to meet my celebrity crush. Kendall might be my number one celebrity crush, but there is no way I would pay that much. I know that I will have another chance to meet him, but for now, I need to worry about more important things like groceries, rent and bills. Concerts and celebrities can always wait.
And with that thought, I am becoming a responsible adult.