Thursday, April 14, 2005

Rufus Wainwright

Last night went with Rullsenberg to see Rufus Wainwright. What a show! Melancholy songs. Good time songs. And the encore was to die for.

Let's just say that every camera phone in the hall was taking pictures on overtime.

You can see him at the Manchester Lowry tonight - 14th April, or London Shepherd's Bush tomorrow and Saturday (I think London is sold out so get a ticket off those bastions of capitalism - ticket touts*).

DigressionI'm actually undecided on the ethics of touts. If a gig is sold out and you want to go and have the ready money to pay well should you get a ticket from a tout or should you miss out? Economically the artist is missing out on the extra money but they priced their tickets incorrectly - argues the capitalist - so providing space for a re-seller. Enough already. Either buy from a tout or don't. It's a personal thing. Yes the personal is political but it's going to a gig. It's not that big a deal. But big enough for a footnote. A big rambling size 15, doc martens only, footnote.

If you're in London get a ticket. If you're in Manchester get a ticket (from the box office so the previous discussion is like Vienna - it means nothing to you).

You won't be disappointed. That's a promise.

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