The function wasn’t due to finish until 6:00 p.m. So on the day of the concert, Esposito was well aware that Hamner would be late.
While Esposito was waiting for her boyfriend to show up, however, she received a text from him. It seemed that Hamner had finished work but had hit traffic on his way to meet her and her father at the church. He was running late and would certainly miss the start of the concert, he said.
But traffic can’t be helped, right? And at the very worst, Hamner would meet Esposito during the intermission. As frustrating as the situation was for both of them, there was nothing they could do. The show must go on, as they say, and the concert of course began without him.