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We knew Garth Brooks was coming to Des Moines.

We knew that tickets were going on sale Friday morning.

We knew that there would be excitement, but we didn't know that Garth Brooks would send us out on an emotional rollercoaster. As my blood pressure returns back to its normal levels, let's take a look back at the eight stages of trying to buy Garth Brooks tickets.

Stage 1: Trepidation

Should I do this? Can I do this? **Checks bank account** Okay, maybe this CAN happen.

Garth Brooks doesn't frequent Des Moines much, so this might be worth it.

Okay, I'm doing this.

Stage 2: Preparation  

Okay, Iet me open up 10 tabs on Google Chrome.

Stage 3: Anxiety

Ugh. The waiting room? Dis tew much.

Stage 4: Anger

WTF? Did the site just crash.

I'm never going to get tickets now.

Stage 5: Shock

PLOT TWIST. He's adding another show.

AND ANOTHER ONE...

AND ANOTHER ONE...

AND ANOTHER ONE...

Okay. Should be enough shows, right? No. ANOTHER ONE.

Garth Brooks has to be sitting in front of his laptop and refreshing the screen like...

Stage 6: Going through the purchasing process all over again.

Hoping for the best.

Stage 7: Back in the waiting room...

What is my life right now?

Stage 8: Joy

Wait. Wait. Wait. I'M IN! I'VE GOT TICKEEEEEEETS.

I can't believe this is happening...

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