Midnight Oil

Subject: Wishing I was at tonight's OILS show...
From: Patricia Daukantas
Date: 10/05/2017, 12:12 pm
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>

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