Monday, June 25, 2007

And There's No Time Left for Losin'

Sometimes you make mistakes.

Like, a while back, I was looking at the various venues that were going to be playing at the Greek Amphitheater here in Berkeley (a ten minute walk from where I am). Most of them were either for people who were I've never heard of, or people I had no interest in seeing.

Except for one: the Goo Goo Dolls. When I saw that, I wanted to buy a ticket, but I didn't (I think I was just hesitant, or procrastinating, or something). Eventually I forgot entirely about it.

That concert was this Friday, and I missed it. One of my residents went, though, and I asked him how it was. He said it was great. Not only did the Goo Goo Dolls play, but the opener? Lifehouse. Life-freaking-house. They played for 45 minutes, while the Goo Goo Dolls played for 2 hours.

"Oh. My. God. How the hell did I miss that? That would have been so unbelievably awesome," I said. And apparently it was. During the Goo Goo Doll's arguably most famous song, Black Balloon, they flipped some switch that released hundreds of balloons into the audience.

So, let this be a lesson to you, and especially to me: if there's a concert around where you live, with a band you like, and the tickets are less than $50, don't wait. Buy them immediately. Sometimes spontaneous consumption can be healthy for you. That is one mistake I'm not making again.


Anonymous said...

Iris is probably more famous than Black Balloon, but I still really really really love Black ballon. That's a shame that you didn't go...maybe i can bum some tickets off of some unsuspecting person at AX for S.K.I.N. know, in light of your advice

Anonymous said...

why not ask your mum for the skin tickets?

I'll be on the look out, I missed the John Mayer Concert, too busy. But having never been to one, I don't really know what I'm missing.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me - I have to get my Def Leppard tickets for September 29th

-Comrade Chavez