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April 17th, 2009

03:25 am - I Asked You to Go to the Green Day Concert; You Said You Never Heard of Them
Green Day had been playing secret surprise shows the last couple weeks. They played at the Independent and the DNA Lounge in San Francisco and then at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, this Tuesday. Now, I'd heard about this concept before; hell, it was the driving plot point in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. But I'd never actually had it happen all around me! It wasn't just some rock and roll fairy tale; bands actually did it! I did futilely attempt to get tickets for the Fox Theatre show thirteen minutes after they went on sale, and they were of course all gone and selling on Craigslist for hundreds of dollars.

Wednesday morning, I left for work kind of late, around 10. The Cure's "Pictures of You" was ending, and then Madden started talking about Green Day in Oakland, so I assumed he meant the Fox show the night before. But no. They were playing another surprise show that night! At Uptown! And there would be no advance tickets; you just had to get in line! And tickets were only $20! Holy shit, I had to try to go. My Wednesday plans included a trip to the comic book store and Lost, but I could change them! OKCupid says I'm Less Spontaneous than others. Take that!

The Pre-Pre-Pre-Show Countdown: The PreparationCollapse )

The Pre-Pre-Show Countdown: The Waiting in Line with Fellow Green Day FansCollapse )

The Pre-Show Countdown: The Waiting for the Goddamn Show to StartCollapse )


The Post-Show Cooldown: The Postmortem DiscussionCollapse )
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Green Day - Letterbomb

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