11stephanie, I'm sure you're going to balk at this idea, but would it be totally uncool if one (or both) of your parents went with you? I'd actually enjoy a Nickelback concert What about siblings, cousins, fun aunt, etc? I know it wouldn't be your first (or even second or third choice) but you might have fun anyway. Don't stress about your original friends not going. It's their loss. But be careful how you go about getting a "second line-up." Sometimes people get offended at being second choice.