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  1. robflynn says:

    Looks like you had the same not-so-secret attempt that I had. :P

    Oh well, tomorrow morning, 8am, purchase time. ;)

  2. substitute says:

    I think I might road trip up to SF. I really want to see Go4 and there's no way I'm subjecting myself to Coachella. Also, never been to the Fillmore. Hope there's no huge reason not to go there.

    Was Sensoria ever released on DVD? That video was so memorable, even among their very cool others. Seeing them live was a terrible letdown, though.

    • jwz says:

      Fillmore is a good place to see a show. It's all general admission except for a handful of first-come balcony tables.

      Warfield is a decent room, but often has shitty sound, and the staff are always complete dicks. There's a big general admission area, and then a whole bunch of nosebleed assigned seating.

      As far as I know, the video for Sensoria/Do Right is only available on the 1985 VHS of "Gasoline in Your Eye".

      • marmoset says:

        As far as I know, the video for Sensoria/Do Right is only available on the 1985 VHS of "Gasoline in Your Eye".

        I rented this when I was in high school from, of all places, Blockbuster. I hope it gets the DVD treatment too.

  3. bonniegrrl says:

    yup same thing happened to me on the nin.com site. Was there at 4pm, clicked and it was sold out in 3 minutes flat. Apparently if you kept clicking for about an hour, you would have gotten through and gotten tickets like a few folks who are bragging about it on the echoingthesound messageboards.

    But of course when I read that the presale fan tickets were sold out, I figured they were telling me the truth. Ugh.

  4. aaronlehmann says:

    I'm hoping to go to the NIN show with a friend (if we get tickets!). When I found out about the concert, I told my friend "I bet jwz will be there."

  5. flan53 says:

    i just had to keep trying, but that was for boston...
    it only took about 20 mins

  6. transgress says:

    ah it sold out in phoenix quicker than i could click submit 3 times, and because the tickets were for a friend and not myself, i spent probably 30-45 minutes trying to no avail.

    You know, the little I've heard from the new album hasn't been incredibly impressive so i really dont care. Hrm I wonder who they are opening with here, i doubt it is as good as the dresden dolls.

  7. benediktus says:

    well, now i'm jealous. saw the dresden dolls on wednesday in hamburg - unfortunately without nin as headliner. it was anyhow the greatest show for me this year!

  8. skreidle says:

    Indeed, I missed out on Garbage tickets both presale-day-1 and normal-day-1.

    Dresden Dolls With Special Guests, on the other hand, I could still get $13 tix for at a venue 3-4 hours from here.. but it's on a Thurdsay night, which doesn't work so well.

  9. defenestr8r says:

    dresden dolls switched their cover from war pigs to life on mars for the euro tour. so sad to have missed that.

    along with a bunch of old classic french tunes from the 1920s and 1930s. damn.

    • benediktus says:

      dresden dolls switched their cover from war pigs to life on mars for the euro tour. so sad to have missed that.
      oh, they played both! it was great!

      along with a bunch of old classic french tunes from the 1920s and 1930s. damn.
      for the german program they played a song by kurt weill called "seeräuber jenny" from the threepenny opera (text by bertold brecht). i must say, it was the best interpretation of that song i ever heard.

  10. I can only assume this means I've missed my chance to ever see the Dresden Dolls in a relatively small venue.

    • jwz says:

      Just found out they're playing at GAMH on Tue Apr 26 (the night before NIN.)

      I guess we can safely assume they'll never play at DNA. This is like the third time their agent has totally blown us off.

      • bonniegrrl says:

        well i got my tickets online this morning.
        Instead of GA which the computer kept telling me was sold out, I got balcony seats somewhere for the 27th show.

  11. My pre-sale experience was complicated further by the fact that I was attempting to TA a microprocessor systems lab at the same time. *sigh*

    Oddly enough I think my first ever online ticket purchase was the last NiN tour, when I was able to buy in my pajamas and chuckle at the suckers in line getting screwed. Although I then realized that the very front of the stands means you're pretty much to the side of the stage, and can see shit. Drat.

  12. ammutbite says:

    It's hopefully okay w/you if I add you to the list of nicknames indicated as "friend" on L, which I have recently joined...plus who knows, maybe I can make it to SF one of these days, and demand unmerited free admission and drinks, and lines of cocaine, and a place to sleep.....okay, maaybe I'm being overly ambitious here. Do you mind being added to my friend list nevertheless? :-))

    Oh, and despite the fact that you are friendly with several of my fellow elder scene relics in KC, I found your LJ by Googling for info on a very interesting (bootleg, I'd presume) DVD of "Gasoline In Your Eye" I recently acquired. It may not mean much to a major figure in SF industrial, but if you like, I'd be happy to share w/you...since unlike many of Mallinder/Kirk's re-issues which I own , this one is genuinely unavailable.

    • jwz says:

      Thanks for the offer, but I've had the "Gasoline" VHS for years, and ripped my own DVD of it a while back. I assume yours is a VHS rip too, since I'm pretty sure there's never been a "real" DVD release of it?