(insert chest-clutching motion here)

Hooooooly cow. Got an email from the Beastie Boys (well, their info-blaster – me and Mike D haven’t been close since that misunderstanding about a primate) today and was looking at their tour dates when I noticed the link for the Virgin Festival in Baltimore. I figure, okay, I’m more a 50-people-in-a-dark-club kinda guy than a festival-goer, but I’ll look at the info. Hmmm, Beasties, Tenaglia, Digweed, could be cool.

Then I noticed tickets just went on sale on the 5th so I figure I should look into it. And then my late-30s ticker almost gave out – $175! I guess I’ve been spoiled since the only big shindig I’ve hit in the last ten years has been the Warped Tour, where the prices are a little more restrained than that. More my kinda crowd too, even if a lot of them are getting close to thinking I’m someone’s dad along for the ride. (I was listening BEFORE Milo went to college, buddy). I’ll have to put the mohawk back before next time…

Any of you gonna drop their hard-earned coin to see their favorite bands for 30 minutes in the August heat? I think I’ll keep sticking with my small venues….

4 Comments so far

  1. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

    Unholy crap!

    To quote my old pal Fred, “‘Lizabeth, I’m coming to join you!”

  2. darpino (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    Even if you only see half of the bands over two days that’s only about $10 a band. Try seeing any of those acts headline a club for that cheap. Sure at a fest you’ll get 45 minute sets instead of an hour-longs (except for headliners) but I say it’s still a bargain if you like a lot of those bands. If you’re only going for a handful then of course it isn’t worth it.

    I already had my festival adventure this year out in California, but I think festivals are great ways to see acts on the cheap if the tix/lineup ratio works for you.

  3. fedward (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    Last year’s one-day binge was worth the $97.50. I’m torn about this year, though, since it’ll be much hotter in August than it was in September last year. I’m also more interested in Saturday’s lineup than Sunday’s, but depending on friend interest I might rally (and dig out my hydration pack) and do both.

  4. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 9:39 am

    Pleased to see Descendents mentioned on here. Go you.

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