The bigness of Arcade Fire’s music is made to fill a venue like the Greek. But the bigness of their fan base could have easily filled five. Last night’s show was so packed that security actually started begging fans to stop pushing their way onto the floor. “We’re gonna have to bulldoze our way through here,” one fan said, eying the sea of wall-to-wall bodies ahead, as a security guy next to him tried to steer people away. “No more room!” he shouted. “There’s no more room down here!”
Poof! The chance to snag a ticket or two to Arcade Fire's Big Sur show came and went....in about one minute. If you spent the morning jittery with anticipation and constantly refreshing the Henry Miller Memorial Library's Events page and were greeted with the opportunity to add your name to the "waitlist," join the club. Several of our officemates suffered the same fate.
People: It's time to do some serious psyching-up for what are sure to be some adrenaline-infused moments next week: Arcade Fire tickets go on sale for their sure-to-be epic Bay Area shows in October. First up is an October 2nd performance at the Greek Theatre. Tickets for that go on sale August 22nd. Their second show is in the woods of Big Sur at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, a few days later on October 5th. Tickets for that performance go on sale August 18th at high noon. Mark your calendars!