Hahaha pasties, oops! What I meant was pastries, sorry!
Thank you everyone for your input.
I'm not sure if it is important, but our work isn't in the city, our work is in another suburb. And her meeting/fundraiser is kind of
a MLM thing, but it is for a certain hobby that she knows I'm not involved in at all so I don't think it's a sneaky sales pitch
As a small update, we talked very briefly about the show today. I didn't bring up the weekend plan from before but I told her I'd be willing to meet early, get some food, wait in line to be front row etc. if she wanted to and she seemed to like that idea. We still both have to drive, but it's much easier and less stressful to drive in the afternoon before everyone else leaves for the Hip City Bars/Clubs/Casinos and such.
Surianne, I think you are exactly right. She didn't suggest this weekend with the intent to "trick" me into driving more than I usually would want to, she made a generous offer of what she thinks would be a really good time- it's not her fault I don't feel the same. I feel bad for making her seem so manipulative, but when she started delivering this plan all I could think was how I didn't want to do it. And snowdragon brought this up- it was delivered as "this is what we can do," not a demand but not really a question either.
Venus193, yes she paid for her ticket : )