When I go to a club to watch live music, I have this obsession with (1) having a chair and (2) having the best possible seat in the house in the most advantageous geometric configuration speaker-wise and view-wise I can possibly get. Therefore, I am the designated scouting party. I am the person who gets to the club as soon as the doors open and holds chairs for all of my lovely friends and family.
Some folks might see this as worthy of praise while others might think I'm goofy for sitting somewhere an hour or two before the event of the evening starts. However, no praise is needed (though I do love the *thank yous*) nor am I goofy. The trick is in the fact that I am easily entertained. For example, while I waited for my friend to arrive this evening, these are the things I contemplated:
- There are exactly three good places to sit in Antone's for a perfect sound/visual configuration. Two were taken so I chose the rail. This was an excellent choice, by the way. You can really kick back and put your feet up on the rail.
- It was nice of the stage designers to include handrails for the drunk musicians to enter and exit the stage.
- Why the fuck can't someone come up with a way to eliminate all the stupid posts that obstruct the view for so many of the seats in Antone's?
- The best lyric I've heard in a long time: I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.