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  • The Jones' have been cursed.
    There has been some other worldy force out there that is determined to keep all Jones' away from Leonard Cohen.

    I was going to the concert of the said impeccably cool musician on the 8th,
    with my father,
    and his wife.

    I receieved an email a week ago saying the concert was relocating.
    From the small, quaint venue in Kent,
    to Wembley Arena,
    large and loud,
    full of people, noise,
    I was not suprised when the father pulled out.
    " You still go" he said, "take friends, but if you decide to sell the tickets, I'd like the money."
    I can't get away with anything with Mr Jones.

    I, and another couple all set for Cohen.

    I never made it to see Leonard Cohen sing my favourite Hallelujah.
    I was the final Jones to succomb to the curse.
    I got the short end of the deal.
    I got a dreadful stomach bug, couldn't eat, couldn't think, could only sleep.
    I spent my saturday watching Letters to Juliet and doped up on Nurefen Meltlets.
    There are no words for how frustrated I was.

    Those who went, bought me a t-shirt from the concert. It helped.
    But I will always remember how I missed a once-a-life-time opportunity,
    because some ill person,
    who should have been in bed,
    probably went to work despite the bug,
    and maybe sneezed on me,
    on a train.
    Thanks a lot.
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