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Saturday, Oct. 8, State Theater, Ithaca: the incomparable Richard Thompson.

Look for Sherry and me in the fifth row, orchestra right, just off the aisle.

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vivitalia
Aug. 3rd, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
How do you know about all these fantastic concerts? Is there some sort of email list? I always come late to the party. aka, miss all the good seats.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 3rd, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
I have the Town Ballroom and the Tralf's websites bookmarked and check their calendars once a week. I am going to bookmark the website of the arena where Thompson is playing so I can keep track of their calendar.

Various online ticket vendors (Ticketmaster) and concert organizers (Dan Small) send me periodic updates, too. That's how I found out about Thompson. I was a little disappointed there: tickets went on sale July 29. Probably could have scored some really fine seats.

I also periodically check the websites of my favorite performers and am on their distribution lists that announce tours and shows.

I am psyched for Thompson. For my money, he is the best electric guitarist around today: sleek like Mark Knopfler, but with much more imagination and better chops to boot. And he's a great songwriter too.

My next show is in Rochester: Steve Earle with his band. Road trip for Chris, Hanch and me. Should be a hoot.
vivitalia
Aug. 3rd, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
That does sound fantastic. Steve Earle? I'm salivating. One of my school-year resolutions (since it's a bit early for new year's) is to see more shows. Often some good offerings swing by Buffalo. Not a bad place to start, for me.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
Concerts are one of the few places where I can shed my skin—for a couple of hours, anyway.
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