Pitch please: Concert close-out
Concerts. When an artist drops a fresh new load of tracks, it usually means a concert is coming soon (unless you’re Beyoncé and you tour an album two years after the album is released). Me?
I have yet to have the experience of seeing one of my favorite artists perform live and being shoved, elbowed and clawed at by other ravenous fans for a few reasons: they either are from some foreign country and never come to the States (#internationalfanproblems), the artists decided to tour well-known cities and leave poor Baltimore hanging out to dry (#discrimination) or they are charging half your rent or more for the tickets (#brokecollegestudent).
And I also have extremely bad luck when it comes to getting the tickets. Lights came to Baltimore my freshman year and I was planning on going with a friend, but then Ticketmaster did not send me my tickets fast enough.
Then I was this close to seeing Jessie Ware at Ram’s Head Live! last month, but she postponed it, which turned into cancelled and then moved down to Washington, D.C.
Then, there was the Ed Sheeran and Zedd shows that sold out before I could get my hands on the funds to purchase the tickets. I think I was just predestined not to go to any live shows.
Now, with Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar being only two hours away via public transportation, I may just try my luck again. Or Verizon Center could be hit with some type of new flesh-eating bacteria and be shut down as soon as I buy a ticket. #thestruggle.