Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Wishing I was at tonight's OILS show...
From: "The Oilman" <TheOilman@new.rr.com>
Date: 10/05/2017, 12:22 pm
To: <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, "Patricia Daukantas" <planet_pat@hotmail.com>

Patty, I have a couple friends there, including Simon from this list., my buddy John had texted me early saying the band started with Profiteers, then played Progress and not sure if it was third but the next text I had got was Blossom and Blood, those are some great nuggets for mixing the setlist up in the states!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Daukantas planet_pat@hotmail.com [powderworks]
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:12 PM
Subject: [powderworks] Wishing I was at tonight's OILS show...


Hi, everybody --

Patty from Maryland here, mostly lurking on this list nowadays, but I was so active back in the 1990s....

I really, really wish I could be at tonight's gig at Silver Spring, Maryland (the "DC" show), but I badly overestimated the availability of tickets. When the Oils played DC's 9:30 Club in November 2001, I just walked up to the box office and paid my $25 or whatever and got right in. Same with the 2002 show in the same place.

And a friend of mine has had awesome luck getting tickets to Springsteen and U2 concerts over the last 10 years or so. I used to think those tickets were ungettable.

So I was just blindsided by how fast this U.S. tour sold out, especially since the friend who is good at obtaining concert tickets had said, "Uh, who's Midnight Oil?" And I don't have money for jacked-up prices on the secondary market or travel to distant cities. Sadly, the economy has not been kind to me. I haven't had a permanent job in six years.

As a fan since 1988, I really, really wish I was rocking out at the Fillmore tonight. Maybe in some alternative universe of reality.

Back to lurking,

Patty the Powderworker