It is not my fault. I got dared.
And everybody knows I can’t pass on a good challenge. But let’s begin from the start.
Every Christmas, my bestfriend J and I make sure to book an evening together. We share a great meal, open a bottle of Pinot Noir, exchange gifts, and spend quality time together.
As you might remember, J and I traveled to Denmark together in February of 2017, after I had bought a pair of tickets for a Mew concert in Copenhagen. It was a bit crazy, since winter is not the best time to go to Denmark, when you visit for the first time. But we had a total blast!
J also traveled to Brooklyn, New York with me for a second concert, last fall. She fell in love with the band, which brings me back to our recent Christmas supper.
One of my gifts to J was the recording of the show we attended in Copenhagen. She put the CD on while we kept chatting. It was a bit like re-living the show and after a couple of songs, she said “I gotta get myself more albums!!”
So we started shopping online, and ended up ordering four CDs from a major music store, here in Quebec. When the confirmation popped in J’s inbox, our jaws dropped. The estimated date the store would send the parcel is April 19th 2019!!
Meaning that we might not get our CDs anytime before June of next year. It just seemed absurd.
My reflex was to say that I would probably have time to get a Mew album from a store in Montreal, send it to Denmark, have it autographed and sent back, and it still would be faster than the store’s delivery.
And of course, J’s response to that was “I dare you!”
So, basically, I have four to five months to get a Mew album autographed by one of the band’s members. And since I don’t take bets lightly, I started looking for the most probable way I could achieve my new silly goal.
I already wrote to Jonas’ management team through the lead singer’s website. I did make a long story short, and I mentionned it wasn’t a joke. Now, I know that with the holiday season going on, it might take some time before someone reads my message. And then, depending on the reader’s sense of humor, my request just might be tossed away. I hope I’ll get a polite note if that’s what happens. At least I’ll know it is time to try some other way.
Because I won’t quit. Not until I get my autographed album from Denmark… Or these CDs get delivered to J’s door.
Quitting is not an option.