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Concert Wed Oct 24 2007

Funniest. Show Announcement. Evar!

The following email just showed up in the Transmission inbox:

The Following Email Transmission is From Eddie Vedder But Had To Be Translated in ITALICS Using The Patent-Pending 'Vedder-Translator' Because Frankly, Nobody Can Understand Him Even When He Types

Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeezin, ramma shamma lamma shabba dabba, robba dow dow. Agaain.
Hey, Folks. Eddie Vedder here.

On a ceiling, on a Porsche of butter, say, I wanna leave, I wanna leave Bennigan's!
The DOUBLE DOOR is having their Annual Halloween Bash This SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 9pm!

Ay yeeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhh can you see dem? Round my porch, potato heeeeeeeeey!
THE SLEEPERS are appearing as PEARL JAM this year! Boy, am I honored.

Yeah, uh huh huh. Yeah yeah yeah yeah!
This show usually sells out FAST, so get tickets in advance at DOUBLE DOOR.

What the f**k is a babba. Shameon samfor a salad. Sane a lane for a pecan, ooooooooooohhh oooooh.......ooooooh!
Lots of folks dress up, so put on a costume if you want! It's a Halloween Party! .

Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye yeahayyeahh!
They're on SECOND so get there early.

Uh, huh. Uh, huh.
Did you really think I wouldn't mention Ticketmaster in this email? They are a corporate regime known for having a monopoly on ticketing sales in the American Entertainment Industry. Their stranglehold on the control of large arena concerts makes it difficult for small companies to enter the non-existent competition of ticketing sales. We at Pearl Jam stand hard and strong against companies such as Ticketmaster, and look to perform at alternate venues to entertain our fanbase and provide an exhilarating concert experience without 'convenience charges.' Unfortunately, in our corporate, capitalistic, monopolistic society, we have been forced to succumb to said control of this entertainment industry and therefore have no choice but to allow Ticketmaster to sell tickets to our concerts over their internet-based web of corporate monopoly. Therefore, and heretofor, if you feel that the only way you may find yourself to attend the concert listed above as the DOUBLE DOOR HALLOWEEN BASH is through purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster, we will not judge you. Just don't let them make you pay for parking, because there are plenty of parking meters and free neighborhood spots. OK?

If that didn't convince you, maybe the rest of the Halloween Bash line-up will help. In addition to The Sleepers as Pearl Jam, Blackbox will play as Local H, The Midnight Shows as Boy George & Culture Club, Thunderwing w/Mike O'Connell will be The MC5, Catfish Haven will channel The Misfits, and The Last Vegas will appear as Alice Cooper. Tickets are just $12, and getting them in advance (via TicketMaster or at the DD box office) is a very good idea.

 
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