Friday, February 27, 2009

Haha, lest you think I'm turning all puppies and rainbows on you -- you know I can't go too many days without complaining.

Leonard Cohen is touring. And he's playing the gorgeous Paramount Theatre in downtown Oakland. Guess how much tickets are?

$100-$251.

Jeebus.

Unless, of course, you want a nosebleed seat. Those are $70. And I think I'd only pay that if it was general admission.

I am all about someone getting paid, but the prices of shows are really ridiculous. But I suppose someone like Cohen isn't making his money from merchandise, so a higher ticket price is a little more understandable. However, I won't excuse $251 for anybody. Boo.

Looks like I'll be putting on Songs of... and drinking bourbon at home that night, for free, instead of dropping nearly $100 after fees. Hell, it's probably better than a seat where you need opera glasses!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

That's an interesting looking bottle of whisky. What does it taste like?

March 2, 2009 at 1:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger saudade said...

I'm not a big connoisseur of bourbon, and I don't try many because I often think they're too sweet. I'm more for Scotch. Funny why I even drink it: Trevor really likes bourbon, and he got hooked on Bulleit when a bartender friend of ours turned him on to it, and so we had a deal where we would buy Scotch one week, bourbon the next. I got tired of drinking beer on bourbon weeks, so I tried it.

I ended up really liking Bulleit because it's a little oakier and less sweet than some other bourbons. It's smooth and mellow with a honey/caramel flavor rather than vanilla. Takes an ice cube well. Plus, it's dirt cheap for something of it's caliber, around $20 a bottle.

The bottle is also really attractive. A local high-end bar uses Bulleit bottles to serve water, and our bartender friend uses his for olive oil.

March 3, 2009 at 12:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

It is apparently available over here, though 5% weaker and with a different stopper, so I will try and get a bottle.

March 4, 2009 at 10:25:00 AM PST  

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