I'll have some more Concert For Equality news tonight or tomorrow, but here's what I have for now.
The show is sold out, so good luck finding tickets.Right now, there are three auctions on ebay. One has a ticket for $40, another for $30. A third has a deluxe ticket going for $121.38 and a "buy it now" price of $260. Sad, considering the money is supposed to go to the ACLU.
So, what's going to happen now that Fremont probably won't enact the law until lawsuits are resolved? Well, the ACLU is one of the groups bringing the lawsuits, so they're going to need some of that cash. Let's say 2,000 tickets at $20 and another 500 at $50. That's a cool $65,000 headed to the ACLU (minus expenses to set up the stage, security, etc.).
Also, that deluxe ticket you bought for $50 (or more if you got yours on eBay) allows access to the special show inside the Waiting Room from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. only. Earlier in the day - from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. - the Waiting Room will be open to anyone with a ticket (up to capacity, that is). From 10 to 11 p.m., the venue will be cleared out and closed and then you folks with deluxe tickets will be able to file back in when Desparecidos is finished outside.
Who are the rumored "specials guests" that will show up during the "hootenany" portion listed below? I've heard Al Sharpton, Jesse James, Jim James, M. Ward and a few people were even kicking around Bruce Springsteen the other day. No idea other than it will probably be fun and crazy.
Here's the schedule:
5 p.m. - Fathr^
6 p.m. - Simon Joyner
7 p.m. - The So-So Sailors
8 p.m. - Conchance
9 p.m. - David Dondero
10 p.m. to 11 p.m. - inside closed
11:30 p.m. - Lullaby For The Working Class
12:30 p.m. - Hootenany
5 p.m. - Flowers Forever
5:45 p.m. - Vago
6:30 p.m. - The Envy Corps
7:15 p.m. - Bright Eyes
8:15 p.m. - Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
9:15 p.m. - Cursive
10:15 p.m. - Desaparecidos