We continued driving sans music, just talking, until we were about a 1/2 hour away from A.C. when she noted that we had no tunes playing. I said I was tired of the options in the car, but that I had packed some new discs in my bag. She reached back to grab them and discovered just three Stevie records (it is tradition to listen to the music of the act we are on the way to see live.) The Mrs. was totally confused. She said something like "but the ad said the show is tomorrow" to which I excitedly replied "that is because tonight it sold out!" She flipped - exactly the reaction I was going for.
A few hours later, we sat 11 rows from a musical legend. Wonder played for 2 1/2 hours straight - no break, no encore. It was a Wonder-ful evening with my lovely wife. It was also the first of six shows we will see over the next two weeks: Two Decemberists shows on back-to-back nights in NYC, Josh Ritter in Philly, Dr. Dog (pending kid-coverage) in Philly and then Bright Eyes in Delaware. Whew!