We got up bright and early, and met our friends on the way to the venue at 5 a.m. It was pretty chilly, but wasn’t too bad outside. We were surprised, because the forecast had been rain. We got to the venue a few minutes after 5 a.m. and cheered because we were the first 4 in line. The venue told us we were not allowed on the property (ie awning near the doors) until noon, so we began our wait on the damp, barely lit sidewalk. At first, it was just cold outside. We all brought sleeping bags to sit in while we were in our Wal-Mart, lawn chairs. It stayed dry for a good 30 to 45 minutes, before it began drizzling. At first, we were semi-warm (mid 30s or 40s outside), and relatively dry in our “waterproof” sleeping bags. About 2 hours into the drizzle, we could feel the rain seeping into the bottom of our sleeping bags. Once we realized that, it started to downpour. So we voted to screw the venue, and waited under the awnings. Security noticed, and kicked us back into the rain about 20-30 mins later, while it was still down pouring. We tried to get shelter under some small trees, but nothing helped. At that point, some of us gave up on staying even the least bit dry. That morning, we took turns going back to our hotels, Airbnbs and coffee runs. We took our turn around noon, after we were allowed to move underneath the awning. We found this great place around the corner with excellent pizza. The only downside was that we had to walk around the venue and the side with the tour buses to get there. Darn. It stopped raining about lunch time, but our chairs and sleeping bags were soaked. Later that afternoon, I had to take an Uber the 5 blocks to our Airbnb, because our sleeping bags were too drenched to carry that far. Fortunately, the Airbnb had a coin-operated dryer. I was able to dry my coat and change pants, both of which you could ring the water out of by that point. The doors opened at 6 p.m., and we got into the venue with no issues. We both power walked as fast as we could to the rail. I got one spot to the right of Dave, which is exactly where I wanted. Juliette was mid-way between Dave and Pat, exactly where she wanted. The band was as energetic as they’d been in almost a year. Everyone was smiling and playing together so well. Taylor even pointed out Juliette in the crowd, and sang part of Under Pressure to her. We both caught drumsticks at the end of the show too. Everyone who left the arena had a great vibe and felt like we’d seen the best show on this tour. After the show finished about 11:30 p.m., we waited around near the buses hoping to catch a glimpse of the band. They high-tailed it out of there since they were playing St. Louis the next night, but we met Shifty’s guitar tech, Sean, and he gave us some picks. After a few more minutes, we left and packed up to head to St. Louis.