As I write the White Stripes show in Iqaluit is probably now sold out. After some mucking about with permits, trying to see if they could get a second show (they couldn't) and whether or not to make it all ages, the tickets went on sale this evening at 6 p.m. There was a limit of two tickets per person, kids under 14 have to be accompanied by an adult and they all had to be paid for with cash.
Because of that I imagine it probably took longer than eight minutes to sell out, which is how long it took with the Whitehorse show. But I have no doubt the show is sold out by now. There were only about 300 tickets up for sale, from what I read. Which makes me wonder how many tickets were sold online. I haven't heard when I need to pick mine up, but I assume it will be in the next week or so.
They've also decided to make the show all ages, which I agree with. I did weigh which was likely to be more annoying - a stadium of intoxicated adults or a stadium of teenagers (with the potential to get intoxicated). Ultimately, I sided with the teenagers. I've been getting a shocking number of blank looks when I mention the White Stripes at work. A lot of my co-workers, who are around my age, are oblivious to the band. So it seems cruel to exclude teenagers from what is likely the biggest rock show in years.
The other thing I'm curious about is if they will allow cameras at the show. Given this day and age of 3 MB cell phone cameras it seems foolish to try, but you never know. If they do allow it I might bring the Pentax and grab a few shots. It's probably a touch overkill and I'll have to drag around the camera then for the whole night, but it would be nice to get some good pictures.
Speaking of the Pentax, an odd thing is happening with the camera. Unless I'm going mad, I think it's taking better photos. I know, I know...it's the photographer, not the camera. But while I liked the Pentax there was something...off, about the pictures. I just thought there was something about the camera I hadn't figured out.
But I don't think I'm doing anything different, but I'm getting better photos. Maybe the camera is behaving better now that it's warmer. Or maybe they repaired more than the flash when the camera was in for repairs. I don't know, but I'm very pleased with the results right now.
So you'll likely be seeing more photos on the blog, Flickr or even Facebook in the future.
Oh, I now have 62 friends on Facebook. How the hell did that happen? I would have sworn I didn't have that many friends in the entirety of my life, and yet, there they are and growing by the day. Granted, one of them is a cousin with 230-odd friends, which is just bizarre. And she's only 15. How do you accumulate 230 friends at age 15?
There you go, from the White Stripes to Pentax to Facebook all in one continuous flow. A well done blogging job if I do say so myself.