September 17, 2009: The official announcement of Pavement’s Reunion Tour. How young we were back then. Filled with excitement of seeing one of the most influential bands of our lifetime, we didn’t care that we were buying tickets for a show scheduled for one year later. In January, when we got our 2010 calenders, we felt pride in saving that date, knowing it was still very far away. Well, along came summer, all blissful and hot, lulling us into a haze. This allowed the Pavement tour date to tip-toe up behind us, position itself right up on our ear, and yell, “I’M HAPPENING THIS WEEK!”
Luckily, we here at Shore Fire are more than capable of keeping track of pieces of paper for more than a year. Right?
- Andy Silva kept his in a picture frame and hung it on the wall. Great plan, as the tickets were always tucked away in a visible spot. Well, Andy and the framed tickets moved apartments recently. So as he continues to unpack, let’s hope they are easily located and not in a 20×20 foot box full of more framed tickets (though we’d be impressed by the box itself).
-Brendan Gilmartin should be able to help Andy out. Brendan lost his tickets when he moved in Ma, but this past Sunday he spent about an hour and half searching for them and voila! He found them along with a Netflix DVD he also thought was lost and already paid for. So, he’ll not only be enjoying the Pavement show next week but will be revisiting ‘Quantum of Solace’.
-Who would you trust to look after such an important cultural relic? Chris Tallie had his tickets sent straight to his parent’s house and instructed his mom to put them on the dresser in his old bedroom. When he went to visit his folks, he would stop by and say hello to the tickets while gauging how much dust they accumulated.
-Out of sight, out of mind might be the best approach in this situation. Nick Loss-Eaton simply put them in a file on his desk. No lock boxes, no magic spells to be broken, just knowing a safe place.
-As for me? They were kept in my wife’s make-up bag. When we would go out, and she was looking her prettiest, I would be reminded to ask if the tickets were still there. “Wow, you look nice tonight…. Pavement tickets still there?” Get in a compliment and reminder all in one. Two birds with a thoughtful stone.
To help illustrate how long this year has been, here is an internet meme when the reunion was first announced:
Kanye’s interrupting joke: A year has passed and two songs have been written about it. That situation is nowhere near as fun as it was last year. Thus proving that it is tough to keep the initial excitement over a year, but at least it’s easy to keep your tickets.