The Price You Pay
Sister, can you spare a seat? And, umm ... are you hot?
One of the great pleasures of Web surfing is stumbling across Craigslist postings in which music fans get down on their digital knees and grovel for concert tickets. Some, of course, do it much more artfully and amusingly than others. To wit, the dude in Northwest Washington who may or may not have been humming "When You're Alone" as he typed: Girlfriend left me, took my Springsteen tix - $100
Date: 2007-11-01, 1:06PM EDT
Looking for a little MAGIC. My girlfriend left me for another guy AND took our tix to the Monday 11/12 show. Rough week right? Looking for one ticket to just get me in the door on 11/12. If you're a cute chick who needs someone to go with, all the better! Come with me to bring two beers to my ex, and the rest of the night is on me. ;-)
When nobody nibbled, he tried again a few days later -- this time trying to make himself sound even more pitiful while also showing off a little Springsteen knowledge.
Girlfriend stomped my heart, stole my Springsteen tix - $100
Date: 2007-11-05, 11:37AM EST
At this point not sure which one is worse. I need one ticket to get in the door for the Monday 11/12 show, otherwise I get to sit home and think of my ex singing Badlands with her new guy. Ouch. Any true Boss fans wanna help a brother out? If you're a cute chick who needs a date for the show, beers on me! But I'm not gonna be picky, I just want to get in the door. Is there anybody alive out there?
Meanwhile, back at the bazar ... we found a guy in Virginia who was hoping to flip a pair of tickets to tonight's show for some hockey gear.
You'd get: Two sweet seats in Section 121, Row C -- which is nearly within spitting distance of Big Man's saxophone racks.
You'd also get: An assignment. ...[G]o to the Caps Pro Shop in the Kettler Ice Complex in Ballston to order the red replica personalized jerseys for my two sons -- one Ovechkin (Kids Small) and the other Chris Clark (Kids Medium) as well as my wife wanting a Donald Brashear jersey (Adult Large). This way if you want to put it down on your credit card and pay after the holidays, you can enjoy Springsteen now and not pay until 60-90 days later. In return, I look like a champion without an additional hit to the wallet.
Not quite "the iceman, fighting for the right to live." But close enough.
By the by, we'll be posting some thoughts on tonight's show In This Very Space. That take should be up Tuesday morning.
By J. Freedom du Lac |
November 12, 2007; 4:30 PM ET
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