So the folks here at CB Enterprises (i.e., me, myself, and I) are big Kevin Costner fans. I'm not being funny, cynical, or ironic - I truly dig the guys work. I love the big blockbusters he did - Waterworld, the Postman, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood, etc. I love him in JFK, Bull Durham, No Way Out, the Untouchables, even The Bodyguard, and especially Field of Dreams. I love him in Wyatt Earp, Tin Cup, For the Love of the Game, 3000 Miles to Graceland, For the Love of the Game, and even The Upside of Anger. I've even swallowed recent co-star appearances with Jennifer Aniston and Ashton Kutcher (critics should look to these two when they are looking for folks to criticize for their acting chops) in Rumor Has It and The Guardian, respectively. I haven't seen Swing Vote, yet, but I will.
Anyway, all this is to say, I like the guy. And just a few moments ago, I got a random House of Blues email saying that his country band would be in town playing a gig on May 13th. I got excited and thought, "Fuck yeah, I'll go see Kevin Costner sing country-western songs!" - until I saw the ticket price breakdown: $25/$45/$100.
Are you kidding me? Come on - I won't pay $25 to see Wilco play (even back when I could stand the Jeff Tweedy martyr schtick), much less $45 or $100.
So, as much as it pains me to let this opportunity pass by, I think I'm gonna.
That is, unless some enterprising PR staffer for HOB sees this and wants to secure a show/venue review from me in exchange for putting my name on the guest list. I don't want backstage passes - I don't think my man-love for Mr. Costner could handle that - just entrance into the show. If it sweetens the pot, I'll probably spend cash on dinner there...
4 weeks ago