Sunday, March 1, 2009

Best Seats In The House



Bruce Springsteen, one of mine and Terry’s favorite performers, is coming to Denver April 10. Terry half-heartedly looked into getting tickets a couple of weeks ago, but the show was already sold out. We made a half-hearted effort because, even though it would be awesome to see The Boss live, between paying a babysitter and shelling out at least $65 a ticket, it would cost more than we would want to spend.
Luckily, since we’ve upgraded our cable TV, we’ve found the next best thing to being there. We saw Springsteen in concert at Madison Square Garden via are our new favorite station, Palladia. This station shows concerts and rock documentaries. And, I’m not talking “The Best 100 Heavy Metal Songs,” which VH-1 plays weekly. Since I’ve discovered Palladia, I’ve seen concert footage of some of my favorite groups—Green Day, Oasis, The Raconteurs, even that group near and dear to my heart whose name starts with a =W=.

The other evening I watched the 2008 Glastonbury music festival on Palladia, whose lineup consisted, among others, Amy Winehouse, The Raconteurs and The Verve. The folks at this three-day music fest looked pretty happy scrunched up next to each other in a massive field, rocking out. But, as lame as it sounds, I was perfectly content watching Jack White play while I folded laundry in the comfort of my home.
Hey, as long as you’ve got one of these, it’s all good.
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7 comments:

the mama bird diaries said...

Sometimes seeing events on TV (close up and comfy on your couch) is the best way to see them.

Kathleen said...

i often think that watching at home you get a good deal, rather than sitting watching a speck in the distance perform. It's all just too expensive, if it were cheaper i'd be much more interested.

LceeL said...

My son has Palladia on his system - he has AT&T's Uverse service. I am stuck with ComCast and they don't offer Palladia, more's the pity. But i have seen it at his house on his HUGE plasma HDTV - and it was amazing watching Dave Matthews - he sweats a LOT.

Cookie said...

I love Springsteen too. He sometimes does a free concert in his hometown in NJ :)But after those airplane tickets and the nanny, it might be cheaper for you to stay in Denver. ;)

claire p said...

Hi Cathy. Thank you for stopping by my blog. We live about 100 miles from Glastonbury, lovely little town, lots of crystal healing shops and the like.

Mama Zen said...

I would love, love, love to see Springsteen. Unfortunately, the hubby doesn't share my enthusiasm!

angie said...

Hey, even better than a live concert......you don't have to shell out the big bucks, or hassle with the crowds!