Friday, November 25, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Prologue. The last was a week-end to forget for 2 reasons: the first for the workout 33 km. long to confirm my participation at the Florence Marathon and the second for the Mark Knopfler’s concerts. But both the things went wrong. In chronological order:
Dylan-Knopfler’s Concert. I bought the “limited visibility tickets” because all the others were sold out. But, what a surprise, when I arrived at the auditorium in Rome (Palalottomatica) I found 2 sites with no visibility at all!!!! They were at the far right and under the stage hidden by a lateral curtain. When I complained at the help (???) desk the woman said: “send a letter” and I replied: “I don’t want to send a letter, I want to see the concert”!!!! No way. I left Rome and I came back home without following the concert. The day after I wrote to both the organizers ticketone.it and www.dalessandroegalli.com The first affirmed not to be responsible and the second that I knew that the visibility was limited. I argued that limited is different than nothing. No way, no refund. Now I am studying a legal action and I will start a press campiagn against those dishonest operators. On the first picture (I am under the arrow), took 4 days later during the Zucchero concert, you can see the 2 sites I bought and on the second Mark Knopfler (from the exit gate) before I left the Palalottomatica:
Running and Marathon plan. The day after (sunday) I was upset again for the adventure at the concert and I tried to do the workout 33 km. long but, after 25 km (15.5 mi), I gave up and I came back home. The other workouts during the week were: 11.4 km (7.1 mi), 12 km(7.4 mi) and 26.1 km (16.2 km) this morning. It means goodbye Florence!!! Looking at the calendar my last chance is the Pisa Marathon on dec. 18 if I succeed in running those “damned” 33 km on the next sunday.
Zucchero’s Concert. At last a very good concert, last wednesday I saw with my wife Daniela the Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari’s concert. 2 hours and half of wonderful rock and blues. Fortunately I found the “right” tickets to follow the performance from a good central position. Here are a couple of pictures of the concert in Rome: