826: Revenge of the Bookeaters Tour!
Well, since we’re talking about 826 Seattle, let me take a moment to share with you news of the new tour, Revenge of the Bookeaters. Apparently these shows, and this tour, are asking the eternal question: which is better, words or music? And being 826 benefits, they, well, benefit the centers nationwide.
In Seattle, this question is being poised by John Hodgman, of the Mac v. PC advertisements. If you’ve managed to miss those advertse, then perhaps you know him from The Daily Show -= he’s their expert. On everything. If you’ve missed that, since about the only way you’d miss the Mac v. PC adverts is if you didn’t watch TV, which would preclude The Daily Show, then you might know him through his book, The Areas of My Expertise, which as I mentioned, is everything. If not, then I’m afraid I cannot help you.
Anyhow, John will be hosting a veritable, uh, large-ish container shaped something like a croissant of people! Stephin Merritt, the always-present Daniel Handler, Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell and apparently more!
And since y’all definitely support 826 (even though, in my sadness, I’ve never been to the space shop – cry!), y’all definitely want to know about the Seattle tour and date, right? Right! So here ya go:
September 1, 2006
Tickets are on sale now.
It sounds like loads of fun, and Seattle has a great lineup for the shows. I do wish I could see it myself, but I’m going to be on the other side of the country by then. Of course, I couldn’t let such a fabulous opportunity pass me by, so I’ll be seeing the first show, benefiting 826 NYC, on August 23rd, with Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, Dave Eggers…and Jon Stewart.
Did I mention my tickets are 2nd row, dead center?
I’ll let y’all know how it is, and I promise not to gloat. …much.