Saturday, August 09, 2008

Oh, the torture

We found out this week that The Infamous Stringdusters are playing in Ballard tonight. As in, my favorite band, playing our hometown.

But, the show doesn't start until 9:30 (about 30 minutes from now) and goes to midnight. Which doesn't really work well, seeing as how I am expected to be ready and capable to lead a church service first thing tomorrow morning. So. . .alas, we're missing it.

Perhaps not all would be lost, though. Driving through Seattle yesterday we saw a billboard for the Allison Krauss/Robert Plant tour, playing the Wamu theater in October. Ironically, we were listening to that exact CD when we drove by Safeco Field and saw the billboard. Yeah!, we thought. We get to see Allison Krauss!

Oh, wait a minute. Tickets are 70$ apiece (plus the service charge) for the cheap seats, $135 for the better ones.

I don't know about you, but I tend to balk at paying more than $50 for a concert. And even then, it better be special.

So, alas, we'll miss that one as well.

But wait! Chris Thile is playing in Seattle in October! Perhaps not all is lost. . .

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