I got a front row center seat less than 2 weeks before the concert.
Normally this would be a good thing, but while I consider myself a solid Belle & Sebastian fan, I certainly don't have many (if any) of their B-sides. And they are a total B-side, super collector, type of band. So I felt like maybe there was someone more deserving who should have been there.
Concert karma, I've lost out before. So fuck you to Ticketbastards for not making this seat available to the fans who HAD TO BUY A TICKET AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. I talked to 3 folks on the front row who paid quite a bit to scalpers to get there because they loved the band so much.
Turns out I got over concert karma pretty quickly, in part because of my space/density issues (the front row is quite spacious).
And I'm glad I stayed up front. The show was fantastic, and lucky you, you can see what it was like courtesy of their Christmas Spectacular live in Glasgow (here) courtesy of NPR (I'm going to miss them when their funds are cut off). The video quality is excellent, although dude sounds a little ragged from the touring. Still, it's an impressive group (they're the white Earth, Wind and Fire), so enjoy! My show didn't have any Christmas songs, by the way. It was October.
This track features Carey Mulligan (Oscar nominee from An Education, a movie I rather enjoyed).
"I hate my job, I'm working way too much
(Every day I'm stuck in an office)"
Song: "Write About Love"
Artist: Belle & Sebastian/Carey Mulligan