U2 is playing the 900-seat Somerville Theater tonight - for free - as part of a promotion for their album and tour. They're expected to play 4-6 songs and do a short Q&A with the fans. It's not officially even announced that the Somerville Theater is where they're playing but the "secret" is out. It's "invitation-only" and some radio stations have been giving away guest passes, which aren't printed with the location on them. How cool is that?
Some gems from Craigslist that are keeping me laughing this morning:
Looking For U2 Tix/Guest - $1000 (Somerville)
Reply to: Date: 2009-03-10, 2:23PM EDT
Looking for 1 generous person to offer to take me to U2 Event tommorrow. Normal guy, just a big fan. I will pay you $1,000 cash.
NEED TWO TICKETS - $2000 (U2 CONCERT)
Reply to:Date: 2009-03-06, 8:59PM EST
I WILL PAY $2,000, $1,000 PER TICKET, TO WHOMEVER CAN ACCOMMODATE TWO GUESTS TO THE U2 SHOW MARCH 11. THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE 2 TICKETS EACH WHO CAN PAIR UP AND BOTH TAKE A GUEST, AGAIN EACH FOR A $1,000. CELL 617/ LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER. SINCERE REQUEST SO SERIOUS REPLIES ONLY.
And my personal favorite:
Desperate for U2 Tickets - Willing to give up my ass - $20 (Boston)
Reply to: Date: 2009-03-05, 9:08AM EST
Huge U2 Fan willing to do just about anything for tix to the show next week. I am a straight guy but willing to give up my ass for tix. Let me know!