I was beyond joyful on Tuesday evening when the Philadelphia Orchestra sent around an e-mail that someone donated $55 million and they were giving free tickets for Friday’s Cirque du Symphonie performance. I claimed a ticket printout and while it did say, “first come first serve,” I assumed that if I got there early, I could grab a seat.
Well, well, well. I did get done work early on Friday, ate lunch, went roller skating, then made my way to the Kimmel Center at 4 PM for the 7 PM show. Unfortunately, I had to claim the print out for an actual ticket and the ticket office told me that there was a slew of people at 1 PM and all of the tickets went. It sounded like it was what my uncle and his mother did back in April – get there super early for a free ticket.
I was disappointed and as I was walking back to Center City, I heard guitars blaring from Dilwork Park. I saw an MMR tent and asked what was going on. WMMR is sponsoring free performances on Friday night until July. Siravo was the band playing and they were awesome! I saw a heavy metal orchestra instead. 😉 I stayed for about an hour and had fun rocking out. 





I loved watching the youngest fan dance. 🙂 What started as disappointment turned to joy. When one goes with the flow, amazing things unfold. I had the chance to meet Siravo afterwards, get a photo with them, and had fun chatting.

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  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m sorry you weren’t the early bird to qualify for free tickets to see Cirque du Symphonie but, in football and in life, sometimes a busted play turns into a big gain. I’m happy to know you caught the heavy metal orchestra Siravo at Dilwork Park as a Plan B. They have a great sound. It was heartwarming to see their youngest fan dancing in front of the stage and to see pics of you posing with the band. In a city the size of Philadelphia there are many exciting things to see and do. You found something that turned your frown upside down and turned disappointment into joy. You had a rockin’ good time and I am happy for you.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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