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David Byrne: 9/23, Memphis @ the Orpheum August 23, 2008

Posted by glenhooks in Upcoming Shows.
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Boy, do I love the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.  Old and snazzy looking (around since the 1920s) , and when I go there I feel like I should be rocking some opera glasses.  Maybe it’s just mixed up with a bunch of great teenaged memories of shows there back in the 80s.  I felt like such a crazy badass there with my friend Chris Kenner, seeing the likes of The Romantics and Adam Ant, and wondering if that was really actual pot we were smelling. 

So when I hear that David Byrne (as in DAVID BYRNE) is coming to The Orpheum….well, it simply means that I’ve got to clear the schedule and get there.   Tickets are $42.50-$52.50 plus service charge (grrrrrrrrr).

A friend of mine from Sierra Club said she was on a flight with David Byrne a few years ago (he flies, coach, right on), and spent a long time working up the nerve to talk to him.  Byrne started walking up the aisle to the restroom–when he got to her row, she whipped out a pack of gum, looked him in the eye and said, “Trident?  Same as it ever was….”.  How great is that?  Reports are that he laughed, took some gum, hung out and chatted like a cool guy.

Memphis, Thursday, 9/23:  Who wants to drive?




1. rebl - August 23, 2008

John and I might be going, although we haven’t bought our tix yet. -Rebl

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