Anybody that has lost a phone knows how painful and frustrating it can be, especially when it’s your new iPhone. For days you’ve been pampering it and keeping it shiny, and then its gone! The good thing is that there are honest and kind people that will go out of their way to help you find it and who knows there might be a part deux to the story (read on).
I went to see the band New Found Glory in San Francisco on Sunday night. I was so excited, because I hadn’t seen them in quite a while. I brought with me my new iPhone 3G, because, well, it’s my means of contact with the outer world!
There were 4 bands total playing that night. I lost my iPhone during the second band, Set Your Goals. I believe I noticed during their 4th song. My iPhone, with it’s slick outer covering, is super easy to slip into and out of my pocket. Unfortunately, that was the reason I lost it. Set Your Goals were pretty intense, and people were moving around a lot, including some awesome parts to jump to. During their 4th song, my hand was forced up against my left pocket, and I felt no bump where there should be an iPhone 3G. I checked all pockets on me, and it wasn’t there.
I tried to continue enjoying the show, but horrible thoughts of what may happen to my less-than-1-week-old iPhone kept coming to me. How am I going to break it to my mom that my new iPhone is no more? I can’t contact anyone to tell them the bad news! Every time an audience member jumped up and came down, I grew sick. I stood behind the main swell of the crowd and looked on the floor when there was enough light to see. Nothing.
I decided there was only one thing to do: wait. Wait until after the band finished and look for it. But, my own looking for it wasn’t going so well. So, when Set Your Goals finished, I came up as close as I could to the front, I cupped my hands around my mouth, and yelled the following: “Excuse me! I just lost my brand new iPhone. Can anyone find it on the ground?”
Pretty much everyone right in front of me started looking down. It was less than 10 seconds before I heard someone shout, “I found it!” They held up an iPhone, passed it back, and it was given to me. I turned on the screen to see if the wallpaper was the same, and it was! Someone unknown person had just returned my iPhone to me! I kept it in my back pocket (with a button in it to block the opening) the rest of the night.
After the show, I went outside to New Found Glory’s bus so I could meet the guys. For any new fans out there, just know they’re super nice guys and always willing to sign an autograph or take a picture. About 15 other people were also waiting. I struck up a conversation with some people, and it turned out that this girl in the group (I believe her name was Angelina) was the one who had found my iPhone! I immediately gave her a hug and told her I loved her! We all waited and got to meet 4/5ths of NFG and then we departed.
I also found out she works at a venue in San Francisco called the Warfield Theatre, which is where I’m going tomorrow night to see a band called Less Than Jake. She said she would probably be working there tomorrow night, so I will hopefully see her! This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Thank you so much, Angelina! And, if I got your name wrong, I’m really sorry.
Sent in by Peter Stoia
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