Saturday, June 21st, 2003
Celebrity Grudge Match, round 1 – Pitchfork vs The Rub!
Round 2 – Canadian Idol vs Broken Social Scene! Vit Wagner encapsulates my thoughts on this whole ‘Idol’ bullshit pretty well.
Fight fight fight!
My Radiohead ticket farce story. I am on Ticketmaster AND W.A.S.T.E. bright and early, waiting. Multiple browsers are go. I hit refresh on W.A.S.T.E. at around 9:58 – server down. No response. Great. Again. Server cannot be found. That’s fine. To Ticketbastard. 10AM, I get the option page, make a grab for 4 tickets, best available. “Too many users.” Refresh. “Too many users.” Lather, rinse, repeat. Finally, I get some tickets on hold for me – 4 lawns, after taxes and service charge, $230. Fuck you very much. I am not paying $60 to sit on FUCKING GRASS and not see anything. But wait! W.A.S.T.E. is back up! And I have somehow managed to reserve four seats! Rejoice! I fill in my order info, hit send… Transaction error, card cannot be processed. Again. Again. I try a friend’s credit card. Same shit, different transaction error code. Back to my card. Transaction error. Again – FUCK YOU VERY MUCH.
Fuck Ticketmaster, fuck Radiohead, fuck American Express and their ‘Front of the line’ bullshit, fuck W.A.S.T.E. and their server run off a Commodore Vic 20. I’m going to go see some bands at the Horseshoe.
But first I have to go buy a wedding card for Bryan and Andrea. Married on the summer solstice, that’s nice.
np – Husker Du / Candy Apple Grey