Sunday, April 15, 2007

Jackson Browne Mania

It's rare that a big name comes to play a show in Barre, VT. People still talk about the Johnny Cash and Harry Belafonte shows and those were decades ago. Well, Jackson Browne is now coming to the Barre Opera Housae on June 9th and 10th to do a benefit show for L.A.C.E. (Local Agricultural Community Exchange) and people are going ga-ga for tickets.

I knew he was coming to town and he was popular but it really hit me when I noticed all of the pleas for tickets on craigslist. People are offering $175 and $250 a ticket but here's my favorite posting:

Spectacular Trade Offer: If you have Stellar Jackson Browne Seats - $1
Reply to:
Date: 2007-04-12, 7:13PM EDT

I am a VIP ticket holder for the Oakland Arena in Oakland...Roger Waters is bringing his "Dark Side Of The Moon" show to this venue 7/1...Includes Vip Club access, seperate enterance and parking...saw his show last year at an outdoor venue...SPECTACULAR...he has original Floyd drummer Nick Mason playing with him as well as several guests. 3 hours opening act.

Here is the deal...I lived in New Hampshire for awhile prior to moving to the San Francisco Bay Area...I am a huge Jackson Browne fan and have seen and met him numerous times...If you have premium tickets as I do...I will consider a trade and include airfare and possibly accomodations if the deal works VIP seats are in the finest location in the Arena...I have a pair or 4 in the most sought after seats in the house...I have saved a pair for I wouldn't think of letting this show slip by...a MUST SEE.

If indeed you are serious...get back to me via e-mail or call me at (510)469-6123

Take care...hope to see you on the dark side of the moon!

Holy crap.


casey said...

I wonder if any of those aging soft-rock fans who already bought tickets recall Mr. Browne's alleged battery of Daryl Hannah? Kind of unforgivable, if it's true — even for a guy who wrote a healthy chunk of Nico's Chelsea Girl and "Doctor My Eyes."

But as long as he uses some pre-recorded bass tracks, I'm sure it'll go over just fine. ;)

kingdomforavoice said...

I'd love to see the national so tentatively count me in. Between the kids camps and visits from friends and family my calender is getting complicated. I thought they were going to be opening for The Arcade Fire on the night we are seeing them but the Canadian shows are St. Vincent instead. Not that I'm complaining.

jds said...

Amazing listing. I've been meaning to post on this hysteria. The buzz around this show is crazy, I wonder if it was the same when Johnny Cash played the Barre Aud back in the 80's?

I will report from the show, for sure, as I've got great tix for Sunday. Perhaps I should consider a trade?

Flatlander said...

jds, you should go for the swap.

Just for the fun of the resulting blog post, you should go for it.

Bob said...

I'd trade Jackson Browne tickets for an oil-change coupon...but that's just me.

Having said that, I'll cop to loving "Somebody's Baby" every time I hear it while watching Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

Anonymous said...

"Having said that, I'll cop to loving "Somebody's Baby" every time I hear it while watching Fast Times At Ridgemont High."

How can you not? I hear it, jailbait Jennifer Jason Leigh immediately pops in my head. Which is both wonderful and just plain wrong.

casey said...

By the way, I posted that last comment, but forgot to identify myself. Just in case you thought some old perv had come to haunt your blog. 'Cause I'm not that old.

Bob said...

OK, young perv.