Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Night: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ The North Park Theatre

When I was a little kid, my dad did all the grocery shopping for our household. He was a coupon cutter, and would send my sister and I on missions around the grocery store to find the sale items, bragging that a box of cereal was 80 cents after double coupons, or that box of granola bars was free. Into adulthood, I was also quite the coupon cutter, and sometimes thought I should be a personal grocery shopper for people who couldn't do it for themselves, my profit would be the difference between full price and what I would save with coupons and club cards.

So when I realized people at the theatre (and every venue I work for) didn't particularly enjoy shopping for band riders, I volunteered. I am maybe the only demented person that thinks grocery shopping is relaxing. So today I shopped for my first band rider and I got to set up the hospitality area. Maybe not everyone's dream job, but I couldn't be happier.

I'll probably spend the afternoon at the beach (surf's up!) and come back later for the show, but I'm really looking forward to seeing Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra tonight at The North Park Theatre. If you haven't bought tickets, you can grab them at the box office tonight. It's "An Evening With Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra", so there's no opener and there will be an intermission between sets. It's a 21+, general admission, seated show. It makes me proud that the theatre is stepping up for these kinds of acts who were somewhat displaced when Anthology closed. While I don't expect my indie rock friends to flock to this one, I know a lot of people who can appreciate the amazing guitar skills and will be there tonight.

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