I would NEVER be late to anything to which he invited me. I would also not be early. Ask any of my friends. If I’m to meet someone at 7:45, I will be there at 7:45. If I am early I will wait around the corner (unless I know the person would actually relax if I show up early — I’m nice that way).
Too bad we live on opposite ends of the United States.
But I read his post and thought “I wanna go to something!”
Oh well. (how likely would it be that he’d want to add an old married oboist to his list anyway?!)