How To See Favorite Bands FOR FREE
Or at least just the cost of a CD:
The Barenaked Ladies will be performing and promoting their kids' CD at our relatively local Barnes & Noble tomorrow - at an appropriate after school hour - and god knows Thursdays as early release days need some entertainment in the draggy late afternoon.
UPDATE: It is 3:30 and the littlest Hoffman is still napping. Alas. But! We will fill their coffers with the purchase of the CD, not to fear.
UPDATE II: I hauled ass up there to arrive at 4 pm after an employee on the phone said 'Yahh..like, an hour and a half? Two hours? I dunrilly know...". We heard the conclusion of their last song - from the first floor. They were on the second floor. The elevators were being BLOCKED by staff because APPARENTLY you had to have a wristband to go up there and get your schwag signed. And APPARENTLY you had to have stood in line from 9 am to get said wristbands. Y'all know what Heather said to that. I did buy the CD and the accompanying lyrics book so as to not totally waste a trip to a bookstore, but man was I cheesed off. Not to mention the hordes of Yuppie parents and their evil spawn swarming around the store. I sort of have to wonder how many of them actually ever listened to BnL when they were 'just' a rock band. Anyway, I salvaged the trip with a stop at McDonald's for milkshakes for the girls (fully half of which ended up on the backseat - of course!) and a sweet tea and chicken sandwich for me. I have to say - the sandwich was a poor excuse for Chik-Fil-A and the tea didn't even come within the same continent as Gene's Aunt Joanne's, but for California? Not dreadful. And no one asked me for a sunmabitch wristband (thank you Bernie Mac).
by at June 11, 2008 11:03 PM