The live music chain reaction booking syndrome

There are times when you stand around waiting for a delayed artist to show up. Perhaps you are holding an overpriced beer while listening to some teenage girls chatting about something. Perhaps they continue doing that through the entire show. Perhaps they take pictures of each other with their Iphones. When you miss that last bus home and your ears are ringing and your back is hurting you might wonder if perhaps you should just stay at home and watch some TV from now on.

But of course you don’t. Because you are a music nerd and you know that sometimes there will be magic. Right in front of you. So, after browsing the concert agenda in London I went a bit, eh, let’s say, crazy. After already having tickets to see Andrew Bird

and Cass McCombs

, I proceeded to get tickets for concerts with Jonathan Wilson

, Fanfarlo

and the amazing soul and funk circus that is Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

After all, what’s the point of moving to a great metropolis like London if you are not going to take advantage of the overwhelming cultural smorgasbord that is available? No point! No. Point. At. All.


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