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June 9, 2009

Going to see the Beastie Boys tonight?

rams head live entranceGet there early.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and I'm not sure if there is an opening act.

But it doesn't really matter -- there are going to be something like 1,500 people waiting in the Will Call line.

So get there early. You definitely don't want to miss their set.

(Sun photo by Algerina Perna)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:26 PM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Local music


Wish I knew about this earlier. I'm already going to see NIN...still not bad though :-)

Why must you mock us??

biz markie is opening.

Will Call doesnt open till 630. I am hoping they have a good system set up so its not much of a pain. All though i am not betting on it

According to the box office, there are 6 lines for this show. Each line will have letters assigned to each. Still won't help that much but at least it will move quicker than normal.

I thought the capacity was somewhere around 400?

NR, it's more like 2,000.

I heard that they sold 1600 tickets for tonight's show. Having 6 lines is a great idea, hopefully line #6 is for wxyz;) See you there Sam.

Nope. I'm hitting the Black Cat for Passion Pit and Harlem Shakes. Pretty pumped for it.

Had the opportunity to speak to a Cordish official by phone on Friday night. Before I could even say hello, he said "Please tell me you don't need Beastie Boys tickets!". Apparently, his line had been burning up. I assured him I did not. It sounds like it will be a jam-packed house in there tonight. Everybody have fun!

I blame you for me not getting tickets sessa, thanks for telling everyone and enjoy your craft beer and awesome show

Very cool but I've seen them a few times unlike Jane's Addiction who I get to see tonight.

What a cool night seeing BB in a small venue. A few thoughts: Will Call could have been handled better. Fortunately, everyone was patient and created a system for each of the lines. Although S-Z was BY FAR the longest line and still had people waiting outside while other lines had no one in them around 7:30. And when did the Beastie's become a "jam band"? They seemed to suck the energy out of the crowd with those parts of their set. Finally, was it me, or did MCA look very disinterested last night? Ad Rock and Mike D seemed to be having a lot of fun but not so much with MCA.

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