Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Alanis in Concert

Lily and I went to see Alanis Morissette in concert last night. She was promoting her new album, Flavors of Entangelment, that's coming out today. The concert was through this series called The Artists Den that hosts small concerts around the country. Their concerts are for members who've paid fees to join but they also reserve some tickets to give away for each concert in a sort of raffle. Last year Richard and I were able to see Patty Griffin in concert because he won tickets through the raffle. It's pretty awesome because their concerts are usual small, 100 or 200 people, and the two that I've been to were both in old churches so the venues are really unique and cool.

This is where I'll insert the funny story of how when I was in either middle school or highschool and Alanis' first album came out I was a HUGE fan. I desperately wanted to see her in concert so when tickets went on sale my mom went and waited in line at ticketmaster forever to surprise me with tickets but even though she was basically first in line the tickets had already sold out online. Damn modern technology.

Anyway, the concert was awesome. Although yesterday was the hottest day of the heat wave that we've got here so standing outside in line for an hour in 100+ weather was pretty terrible and then to make matters worse the a/c in the venue was either non-existent or not strong enough to make a difference. So for most of the time between 6:30pm and 10pm Lily and I just stood around sweating.

Although there wasn't supposed to be any photography during the show, as soon as it started I saw cameras fly up everywhere. I sort of shyly joined in and took a few photos. Unfortunately, I was standing behind the jolly green giant and even lifting my camera over my head most of the shots were blocked by his bald spot. So to anyone over 5'8" at a concert may I put in my official request that you stand in the back.

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