With MMJ that's pretty much true, but it's because if they don't like the show they probably aren't worth being friends with.
I did this with my boss. He asked me for music advice so I led him to MMJ, they came to Merriweather last year and I convinced him to get pit tickets. He's not going this year because he's overwhelmed at work and such, but I was SO RELIEVED that he had a great time and said the show was epic, one of the best he had ever seen. Good thing because I didn't want to have to get a new job.
Also, the posters at RR were $45, so bring a little more money than you might think you'd need for a poster.
I doubt it will be that much. The Red Rocks was done by Emek. Being insanely expensive is basically the trademark of Emek. He did a Rothbury poster that was something like $130. I know his Phish posters are often over 100 too.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Aug 19, 2012 1:10:25 GMT -5
MMJ @ Merriweather 8/18/12
Tonight I Want To Celebrate With You Outta My System Anytime -> Aluminum Park Mahgeetah Laylow War Begun -> I Will Sing You Songs I'm Amazed O Is The One The Way That He Sings I Think I'm Going To Hell Cobra -> Run Thru -> Cobra Black Metal Phone Went West Gideon
e: Bermuda Highway - Jim solo Wonderful w/Ben Bridwell Circuital Victory Dance Wordless Rock The Casbah w/Band of Horses and Ben's 2 daughters OBH
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
The Philly show was incredible. Looks like Merriweather was too. These guys are on a tear right now. I think they really enjoy working all these old songs/rarities and covers into their set.
Here's the Philly set list....
X-Mas Curtain First Light Outta My System Holdin On To Black Metal Mahgeetah Into The Woods Evelyn Is Not Real Gideon The Bear Rocket Man (Elton John cover) Strangulation! It Beats 4 U Steam Engine Victory Dance Circuital Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2 Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 1 Wordless Chorus Run Thru Smokin From Shootin
Encore Wonderful (The Way I Feel) (w/ Ben Bridwell) I'm Amazed It Makes No Difference (The Band cover) Off The Record One Big Holiday
Last nights show was a lot of fun! And Ben Bridwell brought his girls little girls out a few times durin' BOH's set and fer the "Rock The Casbah" encore. Too cute. I would've liked a few more of my favorite MMJ songs to have been played ("Touch Me Parts 1, 2" fer example) but overall great time! So glad I decided to go at the last minute.
Judging by the reaction to it, it might not be the best time to say I was at the Milwaukee show with the Barry the Bear poster and didn't buy it.
For what it's worth I've never bought a show poster, and I walked up to the merch table literally three times thinking about it but just couldn't pull the trigger. I know it's a slippery slope and suddenly I'll find myself dropping an extra $25-$30 every show I'm at. Some day I guess.