Went down to Newcastle to visit a friend who was studying at South Shields, and the previous couple of times I'd been we'd taken in the home game at St James' Park.
On this occasion, the cheapest tickets we could get were about £45, decided to spend the day boozing instead. After 10 minutes they were trailing 0-3, and by HT they'd conceded another to an Arsenal side that looked like serious title contenders (remember when that was a thing?). Anyway, sneeringly we congratulated ourselves on saving the guts of 50 quid to NOT be surrounded by furious Geordies.
FT - Newcastle United 4-4 Arsenal, 5th February 2011.
NB: I also missed the 2007 LC semi-final where Steven Naismith and a supporting cast chucked Falkirk about Fir Park like 11 bags of washing - although I had the flu at the time, so I feel like that's at least a genuine excuse.