Like most people, I am big fan of music.
Always have been, always will be. And when I catch wind of one of my favorite artists doing something near my town, I must be there with bells on. But never with a previously purchased shirt bearing the name or likeness of said band. Come on now, that’s just Show Etiquette 101.
A couple of weeks ago, Tegan and Sara posted on their social media sites about showing their trio of new films titled “Get Along” at several theaters around the country. And thank my lucky stars, they were showing it in L.A.
As if that weren’t enough, they were also going to be attending the L.A. screening with a Q & A following the films!
My dorky little heart did a belly flop, particularly since this is the first new release from them in about 2.5 years, or approximately 13 Kardashian marriages.
I work from home most mornings, writing pieces like this lovely little column, so I felt I was a shoo-in for tickets when they went on sale. It was because of this fact that my friends nominated me to buy the tickets.
That morning, I go on their web site promptly at 10 am, expecting to buy the tickets in no time flat, but get the inevitable: “Tickets all reserved.”
Then a veritable "Error 404, B.S.O.D. (Blue Screen of Death)" pall fell over me.
Technology and I … we have a love/hate relationship. It’s supposed to be so simple, but for some reason, whenever I really need it to work for me, it flips me the bird and bails!
I guess something was wrong with their server, so I wasn't able to get through, but luckily, my fellow Tegan and Sara fan was on standby to take care of it when I couldn’t seem to. It was a tense few moments, but we got our tickets and now I am super excited to go!
My whole point with this is, people can get all Britney Spears/head shaving/umbrella-swingin’ crazy for their favorite musicians sometimes, am I right? I am genuinely looking forward to going up to L.A. for this event, but I'm not getting their portraits inked on my chest or anything, either.
I mean, I remember reading about someone buying Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten french toast on eBay for $3000! That person must have looked at their bank account and thought, "hmm … pay off my car loan, fly to Thailand … nah, I gots to have that French toast!" It molded, no doubt, in a fashion similar to her obsession with 'N Sync.
We can all admire the creative spirit, but come on, they’re still people. Like that classic children’s book says, everybody poops. I think it’s important for super fans to remember, that while the art might be truly outstanding and move you at your core, the people creating it are still just people, like you.
So hey, how about you go and make something beautiful happen today?!
The Weekly To-Do
Tonight, I think the best ticket in town has to be Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears at Belly Up Tavern. This show is already sold out, so if you have tickets, I’m jealous!
Friday is a magical day. 11-11-11 is thought to be an incredibly lucky day. Who knows, maybe everything you’ve wished for will come true that day. Therefore, I recommend you hit Eleven. They’re partying all night and turning the volume all the way up to 11 with a Spinal Tap tribute band. And since it’s still technically Beer Week, they’re tapping into 11 kegs from Green Flash Brewing. Yummy and there's no cover!
Speaking of Green Flash, finish up Beer Week strong at Green Flash Brewing’s 9th Anniversary Party. The $40 ticket buys you a commemorative glass and shirt. But, more importantly, all proceeds from this event will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
If you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets for the Tegan and Sara film screening in L.A., your next best bet is to stick around town for Tori Roze Presents Ruby Tuesdays at Ruby Room. This week will feature the Jesse Johnson Trio, Harley's Monster, and Karina Frost.
The Venue Menu
Peruse this list at your leisure—These are the hottest lesbian nights around town.
Thursdays - Repent at Rich’s Nightclub.
Fridays – Soul Kiss at The Flame.
Saturdays – Femme Fatale at Numbers.
Sundays – Ladies Night at Bourbon Street.
All Day, Every Day – Check out the action at Gossip Grill.
Sandy is a staff writer and lesbian social columnist for SDGLN. She holds a BA in English from San Diego State University yet works mainly in the healthcare industry. Sandy previously worked as a staff writer and copy editor for San Diego State's independent and student-lead The Daily Aztec reviewing concerts and films. She enjoys iced coffee, orangutans, and Balboa Park. But then again, who doesn't? Sandy can be reached at BeanScene92103@gmail.com.