We all know how much I love this effing band. The new album is on my short list of favorite albums ever, and I have been looking forward to seeing them live for the first time for years now. So, new album = big tour, right? Right. Sadly for me, though, big tour = wicked expensive tickets. Let's think analytically about this for a minute - who are LP's biggest fan base? Probably 13-24 year old guys. The fanboys, if you will. These are largely high school and college kids. They don't have the money to be shelling out $80 a ticket, right? Wrong, apparently. They're playing two shows around here - Mohegan Sun, which is notoriously expensive, being a casino and all, but it's a great size venue - nice and small - and easy to get to from where I live, and the TD Garden in Boston, and going to Beantown on a weeknight after work is a huge pain in the ass. I could've bought pre-sale tickets the week before they went on sale, but because tickets were so expensive, I didn't think I was going to be able to go, so I didn't get them when I had the chance. Still kicking myself. By the time it was decided that J and I were going to go, Mohegan was sold out, except for seats behind the stage (why even sell those, seriously?), and the GA floor at the Garden was also sold out. Our seats aren't awesome by any means, and I'm still a little burned up about the fact that I'm not going to be on the floor, but I'M GOING TO SEE LP IN FEBRUARY!! I've been flipping out a little bit since the day I bought the tickets. Our seats are lower level, 21st row, straight back from the stage. It's a long way back in an arena that big, too. Whatever, I'm SO EXCITED to be going at all. Sure, tickets were hella expensive, but experiences are so much more important to me than things - I can pass up some things (including some Christmas presents this year) in order to be able to see one of my favorite bands live. I'm now officially counting down the days until February 1.