Saturday, October 2, 2010

Detroit Rock City

So, have you ever been in the situation where you you've been dying to go to a concert all year and you go to buy tickets and they are SOLD OUT. Well, never fear it's not the end of the world.

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This is my story.

About three nights ago I went to buy tickets to a band I have been dying to see (no pun intended). They are a metal/hardcore band so typically I can buy tickets a day in advance, however, when I went to Family Foods the lady sneered at me and said "that concert sold out days ago don't even bother."So, bowing my head down low I walked to the car.

When I got home I decided social media could help me out. I tweeted and facebooked the general public asking anyone if they could find out how to get tickets. After no answer I decided to aim my tweets directly at the band and local radio station pleading for the answer to where to find tickets to the sold out show.

The morning of the show I frantically searched my twitter feed and nothing. My only option was to find a scalper and maybe wait in line to see if they were selling tickets at the door.

When we arrived at the venue an hour early the line up was the longest I had seen it ever for this particular venue. Discouraged my boyfriend and I walked around the building in search of the tour busses.
"I'd forgive you if you where to make out with a band member for tickets," my boyfriend said.
"Seriously, I don't think so." I replied.
Coming up empty handed we headed down Portage in search of something to do until the line up died down a bit.
We saw a Hotel with a Starbucks and decided to formulate a plan Detroit Rock City styles. We sat down and pondered out loud when suddenly my boyfriend froze and stared at the person sitting behind me.
"Hey I think that guy sitting behind you is the drummer from As I Lay Dying," my boyfriend whispered.
(As I Lay Dying is the headlining band and just so happens to be up there with my most favourit-ist of bands)
"What!" I say.
"Shhhhhhhhhh, you should go talk to him...." my boyfriend says.
My heart beats (sorry again no pun intended) a million miles a minute.
"What do I say?" I said.
"Tell him what an awesome drummer he is," my boyfriend suggested.
Like jumping of a high cliff into water I get up turn around and go talk to him...

I think I must have blacked out a little because I can't remember exactly what I said to him but it probably went a little something like this.

"Oh my god, I'm you're biggest fan....." Blah, blah, blah I love you guys your music is sick. You're one of my favorite bands. Blah, blah, blah, more unintelligent comments. Hey can I pull up a chair blah, blah, blah, more unintelligent comments. Blah, blah hey guess what I'm in journalism school and I like interviewing bands. And more unintelligent embarrassing comments.

But despite my lack of on intelligent comments and questions and him probably being annoying him slightly, I happened to tell him I tweeted their band. He looked into his phone and found my tweet and laughed.

After that he set me and boyfriend on the guest list and we got to go to show for free.

Just like out of the movies.

So remember just because it's sold out, it's not the end of the world.

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This is him!


  1. Detroit Rock City was rated R? Weird.
    Also, that's an awesome story. I tweeted one of my favourite bands in New Orleans and said that I was gonna be there for New Years and that they should do a show while I'm there. They tweeted back and said they'll get on it...AWESOME!!! And to think, just weeks ago I hated Twitter and thought it was the dumbest thing ever.

  2. This was an awesome story indeed. A+!

  3. That story confirms my belief in fate. No one can tell you that wasn't fate that you saw him in Starbucks. Not to be all philosophical or anything but you were meant to do everything you did leading up to that show in order to see it in the end.

  4. "on the guess list."
    Let me guess: You're modelling for Guess?

  5. It's funny because my boyfriend told me about "guess" list, and I thought to myself I better change that before Duncan sees!