Guest Spot: Oliver Sampson - Indablog - Indaba Music
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Monday August 18, 2008 at 07:00 PM
I went to see Deep Purple last night. Now that was an experience! I had given up on arena type
shows a long time ago, because, well, they sucked. The sound was
horrible, and I’d have to stand next to Jimmy Joe and Bobbi Sue and
wilt in their enthusiasm for whoever their Rock hero was. I’ve been to
some large festivals here in the Europe, and they’ve all been quite
civilized, but I just didn’t dig on big arena shows.
This time, I decided to make an exception. A friend of mine, is friends with Ian Gillan , and said she could get me a backstage pass if I would like one. Hell, yeah! Naturally, I took her up on her offer.
I went on Monday down to the ticket office to buy a ticket. The show had just sold out on Saturday. Fuck. What am I gonna do now? Ebay! I decided to check if maybe, just maybe, somebody had a ticket or two
for sale on Ebay. The worst case would be that maybe I’d have to pay a
little more than the face value, or maybe I’d have to buy two tickets,
and try to sell one at the door. How did I get myself in a situation
where I have a backstage pass but no real ticket? A quick look on Ebay,
and sure enough there’s one ticket available. With the Buy it now!
option. And it’s at a price of..hold on…I can’t be reading that
right. Does that really say for 10 EUR less than the ticket price? Hell, yeah! You can bet your bottom euro that I clicked on that Buy it now! button
faster than the speed of light. I broke the laws of physics with that
purchase, baby. Not only that, he lives just a couple of miles away and
he’d bring the ticket to me! Man it just doesn’t get any better than
this. And then the Swedish Bikini Team showed up! Okay not really, but that would have been good. We arranged a meeting point , and money and ticket changed hands.
Hey Indaba, see any good shows lately? Blog about it and let me know! You could have your post featured up here.
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