The Prudential Center thought it was being so clever with its winter festival this weekend. Get people into the center, get them to shop, right?

It backfired: I wandered into the Pru yesterday to get inspiration for holiday gifts and to pick up a treat for myself if the Sephora lines weren’t too long (which, being a Saturday, they were, but that’s neither here nor there). And I happened across said festival, laughingly realized Tim Blane was performing, and hung around to take in the music.

Which meant that I ran out of time to shop.