7.06.2007

I am Angry and Not Above Begging

I am 30 minutes into this God-forsaken "virtual waiting room." Stupid 9:30 Club. This is the best system they could come up with? Randomly selecting people from a black screen?

It has become apparent that I will not be attending the Smashing Pumpkins show this Tuesday. Luckily, I have a blog. I still have a puncher's chance.

If you were somehow miraculously able to acquire tickets to this show, please do not bring your friend or your significant other. Bring me. Please. I will wait in line nice and early so we can be up close. I will buy your beer. Just take me, for the love of God.

Alright, off to Craigslist.

33 comments:

  1. wake up its 2007July 06, 2007

    Wake up dude. The current year is 2007, NOT 1997 for crying out loud.

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  2. v street sucksJuly 06, 2007

    The 9:30 club has sucked ever since it moved from it's old location. REAL TALK form a DC native not a transplant like the rest of you jerkoffs.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    Rusty puts out, too.

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  4. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    anyone who says that the old 930 club is way better than the new 930 club is a giant wankjob. get over it. it's done. also, it is not the 930 club's fault, it is tickets.com's fault, and if you have a better solution, please let them know.

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  5. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    I had the ticket page open since 9:00 AM, and never got through. That was quite possibly the most frustrating thing I have ever experienced. It is taking me an incredible amount of restraint to stay calm.

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  6. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    And these tickets were on Ebay as early as 10:15

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  7. hollaback gurlJuly 06, 2007

    You mean to tell me that the Smashing Pumkins are still alive?

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  8. Rusty, you are really scraping the bottom now. I'm pulling you off my google reader. Good luck ferreting out prejudice and inequity in Friendship Heights.

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  9. Amazingly enough I just called tickets.com on the phone at 10AM and got the tickets in about 5 minutes. So bully for me.

    And sorry rusty, I have a wife. Unless you rim, then who knows.

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  10. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    Yes they are. Just barely though. Corgan is almost 80 and can barely hold a guitar on his on power anymore. This is why Rusty so desparately needs to track a ticket down. In Rusty's mind Corgan is more important than Lennon. This may be his last chance at ever seeing them perform live before they die. Then of course there is always the possibilty of one of them passing on right in the middle of the damn concert.

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  11. Rae,

    I tried that and got busy signals.

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  12. green line to anacostiaJuly 06, 2007

    This proves that all of you 20 and 30 somethings who hate on today's teen EMO crowd were no different than them back in the ancient early 1990's with your appetites for corporate spoonfed pop rock.

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  13. I have extra tickets to Moby if anyone's interested. Scalper sold them to me for just $200.

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  14. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    Yeah. At least the lead singers of the emo bands have hair unlike billy and moby who both look like cheap ripoffs of kojak the negro & latino incarcerator savales.

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  15. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    Rusty -- are you not going to Virgin Fest? Won't they be there, too?

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  16. savalas savalas savalasJuly 06, 2007

    It is Savalas you dumb fuck!!!!! Savalas. Get it right next time!!!

    Moby and Billy are not even worthy of carrying Kojak's jock strap.

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  17. AnonymousJuly 06, 2007

    DO NOT BUY THESE FROM EBAY OR CRAIGSLIST!!!

    Here is teh note from the 930 website:

    "Ticket Limit- 2 ticket limit for this event per household, customer, credit card number and email address. Patrons who exceed the ticket limit will have their order cancelled automatically. All tickets non-transferable. No name changes for will-call once order is complete. All sales will-call only. Tickets will be available for pick up night of show only. Photo ID required. All sales through Tickets.com web and phone only. No box office or outlet sales."

    So, there is no way anyone could have them in hand. The only way to resell them would be for the seller to show up to the show, pick up the tickets, and sell them to you right there.

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  18. I know, I know. Hoping someone would have an extra. If my friends and I all succeeded in buying tickets, we would have offered to take some randome Craigslist people (at face value of course). Surely there are people like us out there.

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  19. silver spring saltine allianceJuly 06, 2007

    Didn't this band at one time have an asian douche with dyed blond hair?

    Stop trying to be something you can never be you idiot!

    Only blessed people can have blond hair and you are not one of them.

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  20. Well you were lucky to even get the “virtual waiting room”. I had, what I thought was, a fool-proof plan. I, along with 3 friends, all logged on and only one of us made it in…the damn site crashed. Ehhhh…oh well. Not sweating it too much. I wanted the tickets to surprise a friend coming in town. I saw the Pumpkins back in their heyday, so no big loss I suppose. James Iha is sitting this out…so you could argue that it’s not really the full line-up. Billy Corgan is a bald pompous asshole waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy past his prime. I just figured $30 bones admission to this ancient side show would’ve been worth it, if attainable. Rusty, you can go sweat your balls off in the August heat at Pimlico with a bunch of 13 year-olds at the Virgin Festival if you’re that desperate to see this relic from the past we call the Smashing Pumpkins.

    My question is why 930 didn't even sell a few tickets "pre-sale", which I usually can get. Whatever.

    Silver Spring? Eeeewwwhhh. I thought this was a DC blog?

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  21. Upon further investigation, it would appear that D'Arcy declined to reunite as well. Basically this is Billy Corgan show and we all know how well his solo album did.

    PS: Pitchfork ripped Corgan a new one for releasing several "exclusive" versions of the new Pumpkins album, each with a different bonus track. A ploy to boost sales?

    He should just let the Smashing Pumpkins name die.

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  22. i tried and failed as well. :\

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  23. DC Dude -

    Just admit you're disappointed that you didn't get tickets. Rationalizing by saying Corgan is past his prime, or that the absence of Iha or D'Arcy is going to make the show suck, isn't making anybody who missed out on tickets feel any better. In one breath you're wanting to get tickets "to surprise a friend", and in the next you're deriding Corgan as a has-been. Makes a lot of sense.

    Corgan is the creative force behind Smashing Pumpkins. Without Corgan, there is no SP. So why would he want to "just let the name die"?

    I would loved to have seen this show. The intimate atmosphere of the 9:30 Club lets you actually see the performers. And of course the songs would have reminded me of high school and early college. Ah well...

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  24. Dear Tennallytits: I don't recall that I said I wasn't disappointed to not get tickets. Nor do I recall saying I was. I admitted attempting to gain tickets, no? So what is your point? But thank you anyway for your oh so interesting and informative assessment of my liking of the smashing pumpkins...very insightful indeed. But I think I know myself, my beliefs and my preferences better than you. Thanks. And again I will state that I wanted to go (a) to take a friend and (b) $30 admission and its happening in a city without much to do. Or perhaps you could enlighten me further with something you know about me?

    As for your assessment of Corgan, you’re an idiot. Some would say Lennon was one of the, if not the, main forces behind the Beatles. But was a solo Lennon or Yoko/Lennon album a Beatles album? No, it most certainly was not. And this 930 Club performance is no more a "true" Smashing Pumpkins show than your big fat ass a new copy of the new CD. But you believe what you want. Why don't you bite my ass and get over your skewed perception that the "Smashing Pumpkins' as we once knew them are still around….they are as dead as your brain tissue. Go play your Fall Out Boy CD.

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  25. yoko's ass will eat itselfJuly 09, 2007

    The yoko/lennon albums were actually better than the beatles albums.
    Oh man!!!
    Those were the fucking days!!!!! The 90's sucked compared to back then.

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  26. AnonymousJuly 09, 2007

    they are as dead as your brain tissue. Go play your Fall Out Boy CD.


    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    pwned

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  27. AnonymousJuly 09, 2007

    Didn't this band at one time have an asian douche with dyed blond hair?


    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    pwned

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  28. AnonymousJuly 09, 2007

    Billy Corgan is a bald pompous asshole

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    pwned

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  29. For the record, I was joking about Moby.

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  30. I was really hoping that you were kidding about Moby. I was going to comment on that, but you choose your battles. I had more of a bone to pick with Tennallytits, but you were going to be a close second. Moby...now THAT is a tool. Untalented one at that.

    HEY maybe Moby can come open for the new, UNimproved "Smashing Pumpkins". Denizen would totally be there!

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  31. AnonymousJuly 09, 2007

    I have 1 extra Smashing Pumpkins ticket. I dislike the blogger "Rusty", so much I will burn that ticket just prior to entering the 9:30 club forbest show of the summer the Smashing Pumpkins!!! Question: Should I do this without an acclerant? or just burn that paper badboy??!!

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  32. AnonymousJuly 09, 2007

    Dear Rusty-

    Your blog sucks.

    Sincerely-
    Residents of DC and points north and west.

    And btw, the Pumpkins suck live. It's a known fact.

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  33. The Washington Post gave a thumbs down to the concert. Apparently a handful of the songs were listenable, and the rest blew. Ah well.

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