This Concert is an Everlong Ways Away

Last year, my sister got married and moved to Columbus, Ohio. One reason I'll always remember the date is because I ducked out of the dinner the night before it to get back to the Big Live Live Show Live's chat room. Anyway, I live in Georgia. So, my sister has been begging to come up there and visit her. The plan was to go up there at some point in the Summer and go up to a Cleveland Indians game. I have a somewhat lackadaisical goal of going to all of the MLB stadiums, which is currently at measly 5. It's now two months into the baseball season and we hadn't made any plans. That's when I got this crazy idea.

Given to Attendees of the Sony E3 '98 Party

I was looking at the Foo Fighters' tour schedule to see if they were coming to Atlanta this year. Sadly, ATL wasn't on their list. But guess what was? Yeah, Columbus. I sent her a message to see if she'd be interested, but that was a dumb question of course. The last time (and only time) I've seen the Foo Fighters, my sister was with me as well. That was at Sony's company party at E3 1998. I was 17, and she was 14. We were clearly the youngest people there, and probably shouldn't have been allowed in, but I know a producer at Sony that somehow got me into the party along with my E3 badge. I've been a huge fan of the band ever since. I haven't been to any arena or amphitheater shows since I saw Dave Matthews Band at Philips Arena in 2002. So, I'm well overdue for a concert.

So, right now, I'm holding tickets to a concert that's 650 miles away from me. I have no plane ticket. We have no baseball tickets. And I have not been approved for the time off from work yet. But fuck it. We're gonna make this shit happen.

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Posted by Matt

Rock on sir, rock on.

Posted by natetodamax

I wouldn't mind going to see the Foo Fighers live even though I think their music is pretty generic and I can't stand Dave Grohl.

Posted by erinfizz

Wait, so you're going to Cbus right after I moved away? Boo! Make sure you try Jeni's ice cream while you're there!

Posted by Sparklykiss

...I still have never been to a concert. Argh. :(

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Posted by emem
@Marino: Man, I hope your boss doesn't know you're a mod on this site. ;)
 
@Sparklykiss: Why not? 
Posted by Sparklykiss
@emem: The performers that I always want to see only really hit up Chicago and that has been deemed "too far." And all kinds of other silly reasons, really.
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Posted by SMTDante89
@Sparklykiss said:
...I still have never been to a concert. Argh. :(
I feel your pain... sort of.
 
I've been to concerts that are held by small bands at college, but not to... how do I put this?  I've never been able to really experience a "full blown concert experience"
Posted by emem
@Sparklykiss: Hmm how far away would that be? I used to go to concerts a few years back and the distance never really mattered.. and we always managed to get home somehow. Haha I remember sleeping at the train station 2 times, because I/we missed the last train home.. fun times. :)
Posted by Marino

@SMTDante89: Yeah, I've been to several theater concerts at small venues in the last several years. And the concerts at PAX are generally a few thousand people strong. But, that's different from 20,000 people in an arena or stadium, which is what I'm assuming your referring to with "full blown concert."

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Posted by SMTDante89
@Marino: Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm talking about.  A big stadium practically filled with fans of the band.
Posted by emem
@Marino: Whiskey Media really needs a music site, any word on that or is it not an option?
Posted by Marino

@emem: Although it seems like it would be the next logical step in covering "media," I haven't heard anything about what the next would/will be.

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Posted by ckeats
I'm going to see Dropkick Murphy's August 1st. I'm super stoked, this will be the first big concert in my province and as one of the biggest places for Irish music in the world, it's about damn time they came here. 
After that Protest the Hero are coming here, for an all ages show that will probably be ridiculous.
Posted by UnsolvedParadox

I'm sure you'll make it, always dream big!