I did not have fun today.

So all over the internet, news about the Saturdays visiting my home country were circulating. Ken reported it first (as far as I know..) and soon people followed suit. I wanted to go so badly - The Sats are and forever will be one of the best UK girl groups we've heard. I was depressed yesterday because one, I was so tired and two, I couldn't go see The Saturdays. I woke up this morning, told my parents that the girls would be in Megamall (one of the gigantic malls here..) and planned to go. I checked the time on multiple websites - SIX IN THE EVENING. So OK, I'd leave the house at 4 and get there 4:30, walk around, get some Starbucks, relax and go watch my favorite (active) girl group perform brilliant pop songs.

So I left the house at 4, right on time. Me, being a time-freak who always gets there 30 minutes to an hour early for everything.

Lo and behold, when I got into the mall at exactly 4:30...

THE CONCERT WAS DONE.

All that was left was the autograph signing. So just to make my trip worth it, I bought an album I already have, almost cried in front of Mollie and didn't get to enjoy dinner and going around the mall.

Frankie wasn't there. I completely forgot to ask why because I was so pre-occupied with the fact that I MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO SEE THE SATURDAYS LIVE EVER AGAIN. NEVERR.

MCA Universal, the next time you bring someone here who isn't Lady GaGa or Rihanna or someone who makes crappy, boring, annoying and worthless music - PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. I was there 1 1/2 hours early for the time YOU TOLD ME and I was STILL late. WHAT KIND OF RECORD COMPANY DOES THAT? Then you made me PAY to get their autographs and talk to them and actually make my trip somehow 'worth it'? HOW MONEY-HUNGRY ARE YOU?

I'm not angry at the girls - they were lovely, my opinion on them hasn't changed. I told Mollie about the fact that I was late because Polydor gave me the wrong time, told Vanessa about the fact that I'm a music blogger and I wanted to give them a good concert review and they were sympathetic - considering that they knew nothing about me and had never met me before that 1 minute encounter.

4/5 of The Sats signed my second copy of Chasing Lights and 3/5 of them signed the crappy 'free' poster of an old promo pic that was released months ago that I got.

I'm furious at MCA. I dragged my parents to a gigantic mall only to get autographs? I know people kill for them but I'd rather see the girls sing live than get their signatures on an album jacket. I love music - seeing them live would tell me whether my adoration for them is worth it.

7 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwwww...
    I'm so sorry to hear that, Nikki :(
    *hugs*

    //beE

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  2. Aww. Thanks BeE! Just what I needed - *hugs back*

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  3. Sad to hear that.. I visited you blog for the first time.. I love your blog and appreciate your love for music. - Abhay

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  4. Oh noooo! I'm so sorry, Nikki! That is absolutely ridiculous that this would happen! I blame the label too - how did this discrepancy happen?

    But look it on the bright side -- at least you got to meet (some of) them.

    But still -- girl, I'd be pissed too.

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  5. Gosh, I think it's my fault. I should've updated the time if there were changes. The first post on my blog regarding the Sats' concert was emailed by MCA Music PHL.

    It's a good thing you were able to meet them. That's still a nice reason you came along. When we got at SM north yesterday it was like 3pm and the girls were having a press conference. I AM SO LUCKY, i got to have seen them perform after that.

    Maybe they had to catch a flight back to the UK so early they had to change the time of the concert? Frankie is supposed to go back to Essex so that's why she's not with the other girls.

    I deeply am in sympathy with you.
    Maybe they'll have a MAJOR concert here in the future? Let's cross fingers. *TAPS you in the back lightly*

    CHEER-UP.:)

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  6. AM-172 - Thanks for the visit! I appreciate it!

    Mel - I know! Yeah, at least I got to meet them - but I wanted to see them LIVE! hahah. Anyway...

    rcLoy - Thanks! hahah.

    Ken - IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT. I got the e-mail as well. Well you got to see them live, I got their autographs - we're tied.

    They better have one in Araneta or The Fort (although my mom wouldn't want me to drag her to an open-air concert in heels with no chairs.. ANYWAY). We can finally MEET! hahah.

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