So I decided to go ahead and buy tickets to White Stripes. Actually, I just bought one ticket, as no one I know around here (except for the disappeared DateBoy and HippyChick and BeeDragon, who will be out of town) would probably want to go with me. But I learned long ago that, as a single woman, if I want to enjoy life, I have to go out and do things on my own.
Recently, I had someone say to me..."I kind of like going to movies on my own sometimes." And I thought, but didn't say, "I mostly like going to movies on my own." I don't have to fight with anyone about what to see. I can walk out, if it sucks, and it's the easiest of activities to do alone. Dining out alone is the most difficult, especially if you want to go somewhere nice where you might feel ackward bringing a book.
Travel alone brings up added difficulties. I think the next time I take an international trip alone, I will probably go the hostel route and try to meet up with people that way. I got awfully lonely during my trip in Scotland in 2000. Thankfully, B has express interest in continuing to travel with me occassionally...and I still want to see if I can get HippyChick and I to take a trip together sometime.
This will be the first concert I go to alone. I'm a little nervous about it because I also have a feeling I'll be at the older edge of the crowd - and I always worry that I'm just not "cool" enough for my musical tastes.