Empty Out Your Wallet
By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 6, 2007 7:38PM
Since our hipster cred went down the drain last night when we saw The Police at Wrigley, we decided to just join the ranks of our parents and give up. The on-sale listings from Ticketmaster confirmed this for us when all we found were shows at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Shows that would have excited us about forty years ago, but who's to say grandpa and grandma don't deserve a great night out.
The Paramount is having a Pre-Sale Party tomorrow (July 7) that allows one to buy tickets before the public on-sale date of Tuesday, July 10th. At this party there will be giveaways and the ability to not have to pay service fees on ticket purchases. Also, they have incentives for purchasing more than one group of tickets. If three shows are purchased preferred seating is gained, for five or more shows purchased discounts take effect, as well. Who do we get to choose from? Mannheim Steamroller, Wayne Newton, Herman's Hermits, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, or the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Well, we would have rather told everyone that the Hideout Block Party's tickets are on sale with Bloc Party, The Frames, Andrew Bird and Mucca Pazza slated to play, but that would have been seen as an act of desperation to try and regain our hipster label. We would never stoop that low. The annual block party will be held September 7-8 and two-day passes are now on sale for $35.
It's the weekend and we're ready to barbecue again, crack open that beer and start reminiscing about the good ol' days when music was MUSIC, not this crap they have for our consumption today. Nah, give us today's music anytime.
Image from the Paramount Theatre's website.