I did cancel. He said he couldn't understand why, that he thought we'd made plans, he bought everything for a picnic dinner to take along, he thought I was really looking forward to going... I asked if he really thought it made sense for me to drive nearly 40 miles out of my way to meet him only to drive back to a spot that was close-by to where I started. He said he didn't understand what the problem was, he was driving me to the show so why was I having such an issue with this?
Not sure that he actually had anything BAD in mind. I do think this is a case of completely, utterly, totally, without-a-doubt cluelessness. And I'm definitely crossing him off the potential date list. As they say, "ain't nobody got time for that!"
Thank you all for your advice and for validating my concerns. As I said earlier on in the thread, I tend to be on the VERY overly-cautious side when it comes to dating, and it makes me feel a whole lot better that so many of you got the hinky vibe from this situation too!