The 500 Club
Admittedly, we’d had a couple of cocktails.
After a gathering of friends for a neighborhood Christmas parade last night, G-Rob, T and I went out for a bite of sushi and a few drinks. By the time we cloistered ourselves away in the back of a downtown Irish pub, we were talking music. G-Rob, as is his wont, began a series of Either/Or Proposition games (sort of a less bawdy version of Who’d You Rather). Eventually we stumbled onto a conversation we dubbed The 500 Club.
Here’s how it works.
You’re sitting in the back of a bar with some friends and you have all had a few cocktails. A ticket scalper comes in through the back door and says “I’ve got some tickets to the _____________ show playing across the street in 20 minutes.” The scalper tells you that the tickets are a startling $500 apiece. The show is being held in an intimate club that can only hold 500 people. As it happens, you have $500 in your pocket.
What artist or band has to be in the blank for you to buy the ticket?
I actually ended up taking notes on people the three of us could all agree we’d spend the money on. I was going to post them here, but I figured why ruin your fun. So, leave your personal 500 Club in the comments or, if you’re a blogger and feel so inclined, post your list at your own little ethereal home. I’ll post our answers later. [The answers have now been posted HERE].
Photo is one I took of Oliver Wood playing at Langerado this year. The Wood Brothers are not part of our 500 Club, but they are close.