Let me apologize ahead of time to the booker and employees of the Knitting Factory; I'm sure they're nice people.
I haven't been to the Knitting Factory in at least two years (and I'm a guy who goes out at least twice a week). But tonight I really wanted to see Aloha. I skipped seeing them at SXSW since I knew I'd have a chance to see them in LA this week. But tonight I lost track of time and didn't leave work until 9:00 PM. I skipped dinner and rushed over to the Knitting Factory assuming I'd get there in time. By the time I got there it was 9:35 and I was too tired to drive around looking for street parking, so I paid $8 to park in the parking garage. I rushed up to the ticket office, looked at the set times and realized that Aloha went on at 9:00. I asked the girl in the ticket booth and she told me that they'd already been on for 40 minutes.
Dejected, I walked back down to my car realizing I'd wasted $8 for nothing and missed a band I really wanted to see. I briefly considered (politely) asking for my money back, but some steroid-fueled DB all pumped up from the gym was blocking one of the lanes and screaming at the parking attendant because he'd lost his parking ticket.