It has just been brought to my attention that there is a major sporting event scheduled to take place in Jersey the weekend I plan to go to New York and hear some Handel. Now I am terrified that somehow the sporting event will interfere with me getting to the concert.
(I have a deep personal animus against American football because when I was a child it was always preempting things on TV that I wanted to see. And also it’s boring. At least with opera the action doesn’t stop every 2 seconds so the participants can mill around and chew gum and grunt for 15 minutes before beginning again. Those countdown clocks they display on the screen during games? I learned very young that they are the most horrible and cruel sort of lie.)