Foiled Again

November 15, 2005 at 10:35 PM | Concerts, KCMO | 2 Comments

The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas #3I’ve missed concerts that I’ve wanted to go to before, no big deal. I mean, sure, it would’ve been cool to go to them, but sometimes things just don’t work out… like you can’t come up with the cash, the concert’s in another town impossibly far away… you know, these sorts of things I can understand.

Having a show sell out right in front of you, on the other hand, is not something that I can stomache too easily. And this isn’t the first time that this has happened to me, either. You think that I’d learn by now. Noooo.

I had a Death Cab show sell out on me. Death Cab is one of my top 10 bands of all time. OK, I said, they’re still a band, they’ll come back around these parts eventually. Then I had a Faint show sell out on me. The Faint is even higher up in the ranks, they’re like top 5. But I let it fly. OK, I said, I’ve seen them once before, it was a grand ol time… I guess I don’t have to see them again this time around. Maybe next time around. And then Death Cab came around KC again around the time that I started working in Kansas City. I missed that one too because it sold out. It was devastating.

What kills me about the show that just sold out on me (and just like the three aforementioned concerts) is that I know about them weeks in advance, I’ve got the money to go, and it’s at a reasonably close venue. All the variables are in place and it looks like there’s no way that I’m not going to go to these shows. The stars are aligned n shit. Until I try to buy the blasted tickets and TicketMaster tells me that it’s sold out.

And then get this!!: The show in question is “The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas #3″ featuring none other than Death Cab For Cutie!!! This is the third time that I’ve missed them! My GOD!! The show also features The Psychedelic Furs, Hot Hot Heat, Alkaline Trio, and Against Me. The show is going to be in KC on a Friday night. You couldn’t ask for a better time and place… Nevermind that I only care to see Death Cab and Hot Hot Heat… I reeeeally wanted to see this one because I just don’t think that I could die without seeing all of my favorite bands perform live at least once.

I understand that this is quite a feat, since I think it would be terribly difficult for me to see Love Psychedelico in concert. I actually missed their performance in Hong Kong by a few days, but who is to say that I could’ve even scored tickets to that one? Well, that’s another story I spose…

It kills me because just today, we were at work talking about getting tickets. Albert ordered some tickets along with 4 other people. Kyle bought a ticket. The image of me reclining in my chair telling Albert “naaah, it ain’t gonna sell out…” keeps running through my mind. It haunts me without end. I was waiting because I wanted to see if Sam was going to be able to go or not so I could order tickets all at once. I guess Sam’s parents are coming into town around then so he needed to see if he could even make it to the thing, so he was going to call them when he got home. Tickets must have sold out between that time and the when I checked again shortly after getting home. I’m not saying Sam is to blame… it’s actually TicketMaster, with their blasted “convenience” charges and “order processing” fees. It’s fucking ridiculous, these people at TicketMaster. Somebody needs to run up on them and shut down their whole operation with a competing service. I’ll burn that motherfucker down if I have to.

But yeah… Death Cab… they’re still a band, they’ll come back around these parts eventually…


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  1. ouch, that’s rough. I missed Spoon/Bright Eyes at the Orpheum, which would have been a sweet ass venue, for the same reason. Better luck next time.

    Comment by Rachael — November 16, 2005 #

  2. [...] Through a strange twist of fate, I have scored me a ticket to The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas, a show that I was previously unsuccessful in scoring tickets to. [...]

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