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The Problem with Camping Out (For Foo Fighter Tickets Or Anyone else)

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I pity the Foos

Who would you camp out to get tickets for, the way we did in the bad old days, a time that was still pretty corrupt as ticket scalpers (as we lovingly called em before they went legit) paid homeless people to stand in line. It was never the greatest of systems and only a band as wrong footed as Foo Fighters would believe re-inventing it for both Citifield (in a limited capacity) and in a major capacity at Irving Plaza where people  got their sleeping bags and camped out. A buddy of mine spent eight hours on line waiting to get in to see David Bowie and if I was 20 years old and if I had to, I would so the same. But who else? Living? Maybe Bruce at Bowery Ballroom, Tay at a small place.

People who are dead? Louis Armstrong, Presley, Lennon, Hendrix , Biggie and a handful more.

Foo Fighters are a terrible band, they are lousy live as well as long winded as all get out and that’s the truth. Plus, to be perfectly honest, it is a tough trick to be big good guys, in a rock band. It is killing U2, who can’t live up to their publicity and whose current disastrous Pre-Sale Code debacle was offensive on so many levels it did what the  Apple giveaway didn’t come close to: it insulted their base audience. The Foo Fighters didn’t do that, true, but they anaged to drive their fan base in New York out of their minds

Irving Plaza setlist December 5th, 2014

Outside
The Pretender
Learn to Fly
White Limo
Arlandria
Rope
My Hero
(w/ short drum solo)
Hey, Johnny Park!
Monkey Wrench
Congregation
Walk
Cold Day in the Sun
I’ll Stick Around
(Preceded by “In the Clear” false start)
In the Clear
Big Me
Something From Nothing
Times Like These
These Days
Miss You
(The Rolling Stones cover)
Breakdown
(Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
Under Pressure
(Queen & David Bowie cover)
All My Life
This Is a Call
I Am a River
(Live debut)
Best of You
Everlong

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