As Far As I Can Tell

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I just got back from attempting to see The Postal Service at The Abbey Pub. It of course was sold out when I got there, all from advance ticket sales seeing as the doors hadn’t opened yet.

I’m not sure why I can’t get into buying tickets ahead of time for shows. It could be that I don’t want to deal with the surcharge, but in this case it was cheaper to by it beforehand. I could blame my incredible spontaneity and claim that there’s no way I could allow myself to be locked down to a certain plan, but that would be a lie. I guess I’m just not used to the idea that bands I like might have enough fans to pack the place out on a Wednesday night.

This means I have to start listening to Scandinavian Metal to avoid the crowds.



My favorites would have to be Entombed and Dismember.

Posted by: ivo on April 24, 2003 8:21 AM

I think you should totally get into stoner rock. The great thing about stoner rockers is that it is such a strong community of people willing to help you pass your drug tests. It’s like the Moped Army but for potheads.

Posted by: meredith on April 24, 2003 11:26 AM

hey! is that some kind of slight against scandinavian metal? i hate to tell you, simon, but the members of deicide probably have a larger fanbase than good ole’ mr. gibbard and tamborello combined. watch it simon, or satan might get you. oh wait, deicide is from florida… but i bet they still love satan as much as any scandinavian… and their album covers are just as dungeons and dragons as any other black metal artist.

Posted by: eric on April 24, 2003 7:35 PM

There’s something silly about a black metal band being from Florida. I’m sure America’s phallic peninsula has just as much Satan loving angst as anywhere else, but when I picture it all I think of is old people in Hawaiian shirts. I better stick to wussy my music. I’d probably be murdered and sacrificed at a Deicide show.

Posted by: simon on April 24, 2003 7:45 PM

I also tried to go to the Detroit Postal Service show, I drove all the way there and it was sold out. I never buy tickets ahead of time, I guess I learned my lesson.

Posted by: lauren on April 27, 2003 6:27 PM

As far as who can tell?

Chicago, IL

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