The Best $18 I’ve Ever Spent


Fluffy is the friendliest guy I have ever met.

I didn’t know when I was sitting in Senior Project last Friday afternoon, the greatest opportunity of the year would present itself. Someone in my class had 2 tickets to see Gabriel Iglesias that night at the GMU Patriot Center.

Gabriel Iglesias makes me bust out laughing. He always has. About 4 years ago, I saw his videos in the right hand recommend side when watching George Lopez’s stand up comedy on youtube.

I only had $18 in my wallet, so I didn’t even think I had a chance to get the tickets. The asking price was $30, but with no one else interested, and class time running out, he took my money.

I couldn’t believe that I was going to take my mom and baby brother to see one of my icons: Fluffy.

We got to the show and everything went wrong. My brother was crying, the people in front of us were glaring, my mom was getting mad because they were talking about her son. I wasn’t expecting any of this. I just wanted to have fun with my family.

My mom talked to security, and got us moved to a section right by the first floor stairs. I got really excited. I could really see Fluffy up close. He normally wears a Hawaiian shirt on stage, but was wearing a regular t-shirt because the airlines lost his luggage on a one way flight. He made a joke about it; I was laughing so hard, I can’t even remember that joke. I can’t remember any of the jokes. All I remember is laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe.

The show was over and we started to head home. My mom caught a glimpse of a huge crowd outside and heard people say Fluffy was coming out to meet people. We waited for over a half an hour; people gave up and left. Then a security guard came and said Fluffy was on his way out. We still waited a long time. More people gave up and left.

Finally, I got to meet him. My mom got really excited. She said that I was a huge fan and showed her his comedy. We got a picture of Fluffy and me. I still can’t believe I met Gabriel Iglesias. I laugh every time I look at the picture.

He said he will be back next year. Next time I will bring my whole family.