Went to a local art thing last night. The trouble with local art things is that they are put on by local artists. Meaning: they never start on time. So, if you show up the standard fifteen minutes early, and the event starts fifteen minutes late, then you've just lost half an hour of your life sitting there switching your wedding ring from hand to hand, wondering why you didn't bring a mint and examining the interior lighting. Sure, you've staked out a nice seat, right in the middle, but people will just volunteer you to move, without asking, so their late friends can join them in the row, so you wind up just sitting at the end anyway, and then you're really caught.