Adding insult to injury,
First Ave closed
. What a major disappointment. I hope that the club can re-open.
I heard someone suggest that the city should subsidize First Ave the way
they do other important artistic institutions. I do agree that First Ave
is important and shouldn't be allowed to close, but getting the government
involved doesn't sound like a good idea because the city could take heat
for controversial acts that play there. I don't want political
considerations affecting what shows I can see. Maybe a foundation with a
strong backbone would be willing to put up some cash for the club.
The real danger is that the owner of the building will just up and sell
it. That land is worth a lot of money, and there are many in the city
who'd rather see another shitty tower or Block E-esque monstrosity in its
I was going to go to a show this weekend. It sounds like it's been
rescheduled, but will the old tickets still be valid?