This is just me complaining.
Tool is coming to Denver in October. Tickets went on sale today at 10:00. I was waiting at the tix-buying website at 9:58, and started refreshing regularly.
As soon as the tix went on sale the site crashed.
Kept retrying, finally got through at 10:03!! :) All the good tickets are gone!! :( Oh well, screw it, it’s Tool, I’ll buy crappy far away tickets. I click confirm and… crashes again. Reload. The whole show is sold out at 10:04.
Resellers are charging over $170 for far away tix, and I’m not willing to pay that much to be half a mile away. The good tix I’d be willing to shell out $200 for are actually over a third of a grand! Guess I’m not going to see Tool. :( God I love Tool.
But hey, all is not lost! There’s this promising new band in Denver. They’re playing at a local venue tomorrow, and I *LOVE* small local venues because they are intimate as hell and you get to be right up next to the artist and see them freakin’ bleeding into their instruments and wailing their souls into the heavens. I’m hoping this will be a case of specialized tastes allowing one to save money while retaining pleasure. :)