Hamner was working at a trade show which wasn’t due to finish until 6:00 p.m. So on the day of the concert, Esposito was aware that there was a strong possibility he would be late.
While Esposito was waiting for her boyfriend to show up, however, she received a text from him. It seemed that although Hamner had finished work, he had unfortunately hit traffic on his way to the church. He was running late and said that he would now certainly miss the start of the concert.
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. But the show must go on, and so the concert began without Hamner in attendance.