Getting paid to go to a concert?

That’s right! Through a mutual friend I was hooked up with a job working security for the X Games during their music portion of the event. Blink-182 and All Time Low were playing. While I’m not a hardcore fan or anything, I still know most of their songs from being an avid fan in middle school, and so I sang along while I worked most of the time.

I got to chat with patrons and fans, most of which were really cool and had so much passion. They told me about how they liked to skate and were sad most of the competitions for saturday got rained out. Others said they drove from Dallas, Brownsville, Houston, and all over Texas to see Blink-182 play (the cost was only $60 compared to some other shows with ticket prices up to $200, plus you get to experience the X Games).

Since most of the patrons weren’t ridiculously drunk, and only mildly intoxicated, it made for a really easy security shift. No one was pushing, everyone cooperated, and the most I had to do was tell people not to walk down this hill to the exit (and instead go around to the less muddy and slippery area).

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