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ticketmaster needs to take me off their mailing list.

Those weekly e-mails I get from Ticketmaster are really starting to mess with my life. Not to mention my bank account. I have a habit of buying tickets to concerts on the spur of the moment, even when I have no one to go with. I always end up finding someone to go with; I guess I just have music interests that not a lot of my friends have. The funny thing is, my interest ranges from absolutely ridiculous how old are you type music, to really indie not many people listen to music.

I have to draw the line at buying tickets for Enrique Iglesias, which I found out about this morning through a Ticketmaster e-mail. My obsession with his music (not him, he kind of creeps me out) is a bit ridiculous and Sara is the only person I know who shares it with me. And since she has class on the evening he is in Boston, I am going to restrain myself from purchasing tickets because I really can’t think of another person who would attend this show with me. Back in high school, I dragged my friends to Ricky Martin and they still make fun of me for it. Whatever, I say. You’ll never look back and regret seeing him shake his bon-bon. I can’t help it if I think an Enrique Iglesias concert would be amazingly fun.

I already purchased 2 tickets to Ryan Adams fully knowing none of my friends really care about him or listen to him. And tomorrow, I’m sure I’ll purchase tickets to Drive-By Truckers and the Hold Steady even though I’m not sure who would be willing to attend with me. But since I missed DBT last time they were in town, I’m not missing them again. Luckily I have some pretty great friends who usually agree to give the music a try. Soo friends, start listening now.

Because my mom was insanely jealous that I got to see Coldplay a couple weeks ago, when I heard they were coming back in October, I immediately bought her tickets for her birthday. She thinks she’s “too old” to see Coldplay, but I disagree. When I found out Jason Mraz was coming in Oct, I also snatched some tickets to see him. Luckily, Chels and Sara said they would go too, after they both said, “I thought of you when I saw he was coming!” And I’m super excited to see Ingrid Michaelson in October with Meg too! She will also be at Ryan, so it’s good to know someone who shares my taste in music.

According to StubHub, Boston is the 2nd most rockin’ city of 2008. I’m not sure how accurate this is and I think it may only be based on StubHub sales, but still. If we have such a rockin’ city, we may as well take advantage of it. So many legends come through Boston and I want to see every single one of them I can. Not to mention, the Enriques and Jason Mrazs. Hey, I refuse to be ashamed.

20 Responses to “ticketmaster needs to take me off their mailing list.”

  1. Renee Says:

    Jason Mraz is coming here in November sooo I’ve been cranking his music so the beau starts liking it enough to want to come with me.

  2. Trish Ryan Says:

    You know…I was going to say, “I get those Ticketmaster emails, too…I’ll go with you!” But then you broke out the Enrique 🙂

    Ticketmaster needs to send you free tix for being it’s best customer…

  3. brookem Says:

    ive probably dropped several hundies on live music this year. i care not to calculate it all, because it’s kind of scary! but isn’t it so worth it?! ingrid is going to be a blast as is ryan! i would have loved to have seen jason mraz, and also coldplay, but i had to stop myself!

  4. notthelifeiordered Says:

    I always hear about the concerts too late and i can never find someone to go with me to these events so i dont want to buy two and lose one….

    such dilemnas!

  5. Shelley Says:

    I got someone to come see Ingrid Michaelson with me in November. Still looking for someone to go to the Marc Broussard show and the Matt Nathanson show. I think I’m going with Jonk out to Milwaukee for Jason Mraz… sadly, Jess can’t join us.

    Oh the money I’m about to spend on concerts. But I don’t care!

  6. Jamie Says:

    If I buy every ticket for every show I’d like…I’d be so broke!

  7. Therapeutic Ramblings Says:

    TM is the devil! Their “convenience” charges are BS, “delivery” charges, etc. With that being said….Jason Mraz and Coldplay, both are awesomely talented!

  8. nicoleantoinette Says:

    I haven’t been to a concert in years. Which is totally pathetic, I know. Shoot me.

  9. Peter Says:

    I would judge you, but I was just listening to “Ice Ice, Baby.”


    It’s not my fault that I also rock a mic like a vandal.

  10. Paula Says:

    Enrique IS really a bit freaky isn’t he? I think it’s the fact he looks so sleazy in all his videos when he clearly thinks he looks really sexy. NOT the case…

  11. emrlds Says:

    aahh i need to go see ingrid and ryan. must scrounge/buy tickets this week!

  12. transienttravels Says:

    thanks for reminding me about getting on those ryan adams tickets

  13. Thomas Says:

    No good music ever hits Seattle. I am so jealous that Boston gets its concerts.

  14. Katelin Says:

    oh man i wish i was going to that many concerts. my wallet is probably glad that i’m not, haha.

  15. Julie Q Says:

    she’s totally not too old for coldplay!

    and i get those weekly (or biweekly) emails to ticketmaster too! we should go see Ted Leo when he comes back to boston! i think he’s from here

  16. SocialSecurity Says:

    AYE! I know what you mean. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought tickets only for the show to come around and I’m standing there going “I really don’t even want to go to this show! What was I thinking?” But other times I’m thrilled that I did. I have a love hate relationship with tickemaster and their $10 convenience charge on every ticket. WTF am I paying for?! You don’t even need to have an operator!!!!

  17. egan Says:

    I beg to differ with Thomas about music in Seattle, but that’s not the point. Anyways, have fun tonight meeting a special someone.

  18. eperry Says:

    ohhh jason mraz, i need to get tix! i’ll jump on the embarassment bandwagon with you and admit that when i was 14, i went to see the Spice Girls…willingly…and REALLY wanted to buy tix to the reunion tour but didn’t.

  19. k a t i e Says:

    I quite clearly need to send you links re: purchasing plane tickets, and see if you’re as generous. Hey, once I’m there, I’m more than willing to go see anyone with you – I’ve never been to a concert!

    I think Australia’s voted like the 2nd least rockin’ place. Ever.

  20. Heidi Renée Says:

    Ticketmaster is killing me sending me e-mail reminders that I haven’t purchased my New Kids on the Block tickets yet, as if I weren’t painfully aware of that. I want to go, but I don’t know if my husband will be in town that weekend and I have no one else to go with–BOO to not having friends in Massachusetts!

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