Three Tickets

Album Cover: Icky Thump

"You can't be a pimp and a prostitute, too."
White Stripes / Icky Thump

Posted on March 20, 2005 2:54 AM in Blathery
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I had three tickets in hand on Friday night. Two of them guaranteed me admission to the benefit show put on by Pearl Jam and friends at the Paramount. As noted over at The Sky I Scrape, the show ended up being a blast.

That brings us to the third ticket, which was more expensive than the first two and didn't quite signify the same kind of excitement. While driving into downtown to find a parking spot near the Paramount (keep in mind I used to live a block away from it), I somehow missed a Do Not Enter sign and found myself moseying ever so slowly down Olive Way going the wrong way on a one-way street. As if that wasn't exciting enough, there was a traffic cop just feet away, serving no real purpose other than fulfilling the wishes of She who controls my fate.

Roughly five minutes after she gestured me to pull over to the other side of the street, I had the third ticket in my hand (which will soon cost me a cool $101). Needless to say, I could go off right now with a superlative description of the order in which I'd place said traffic cop on the ladder of living beings (think Dante's circles), but I'll retract in fear of how that might affect my, seeming to be already afflicted, karma.

In the meantime, I'll try to be like Mr. Brightside and continue telling myself you haven't really lived until you've driven the wrong way down a one-way street.

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