i followed your advice and went to the crystal ballroom box office where you said i SHOULD buy the sleater-kinney tickets.. my buddy edgar said the same thing. we got there at 8 a.m. and were the 2nd and 3rd in line and the box office STILL sold out (in 4 minutes).

luckily my friend got me a ticket in san francisco, at the ticketmaster outlet where you said to NOT buy them. i'm glad she didn't take your advice.

it would have been nice if the crystal b. printed out 100 or so tickets for the 100 of us that were there at 10.

the box office guy felt really really really bad. but not as bad as us that took your advice. . . (just kidding. kinda)
The Crystal is a locally owned business. Sleater-Kinney is a local band. So why in the hell does Ticketmaster even get to have any part of this concert?!!! As if corporate culture taking over the world isn't bad enough already, do we really have to let them control local venues and punk rock too?!!! Maybe the Crystal should sell their tickets at Starbucks. Or Wal-Mart! What's the difference? If they're going to let huge corporations run their shows, then it really doesn't matter at all that this is a local band at a local venue at all!
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