..so i dreamt I was an architect

So I go to a lot of shows here in Seattle (and I keep seeing a certain other metroblog author at all of them, ahem) and last night I ventured out in the chilly night to see The Decemberists playing with Okkervil River at the Showbox. That isn’t what this post is about (albeit this was an amazing show even if I didn’t get to take pictures because a man with a flashlight let me know it was wrong to capture people’s souls on film — even if it is digital).

Everytime I go to the Showbox, the policy is different. Yes you can have your camera but you cannot take pictures. No you cannot have your camera at all. You can have your camera and take as many photos as you could possibly want. (I know that sometimes its dependent on the band, but don’t you think they could ask in advance or something and put it on the website . . . I don’t know) Also . . . you never know for sure what line to stand in. There are no signs. Last night we were sent to stand in a line that wrapped around the Australian Pie place and into a dark alley smelling like . . . well anyway. C’mon Showbox . . . get it together.

3 Comments so far

  1. josh (unregistered) on March 19th, 2005 @ 5:03 pm

    ah. is that what was going on with the large man with the flashlight? I found the whole matter very confusing.

    BTW, my camera wasn’t confiscated, though the pictures that I took aren’t particularly spectacular.

    also: perhaps I didn’t see you because I was too distracted by all of the teen makeout sessions going on in the region close to the stage? The joys of an all-ages show, I guess.


  2. beth (unregistered) on March 19th, 2005 @ 5:14 pm

    Haha, well there was plenty of 21+ making out going on by me (i was standing in the bar area in the back against the railing, but I saw you walk in). I’d like to see your pictures nonetheless. (Also, did you know that Bright Eyes tickets for a 21+ show at the Showbox go on sale the 25th?)


  3. zee (unregistered) on March 21st, 2005 @ 8:10 pm

    I never see anyone making out at the Showbox but perhaps that’s because I’m always too busy calming my claustrophobic nerves. (Some places bring them out worse than others. The too-dark Showbox is one of them.)

    I’ve always taken photos there, the only problem I’ve had is that the perpetually crappy lighting makes it a real challenge for my minimal photography skills.



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