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2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

KISS - Rock & Roll Hall of FameToday was the start of the first pre-sale for tickets for the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Of course, I was in a meeting when they went on sale and so was my cousin, who is joining me at the event. To solve the problem, I enlisted the help of my girlfriend. At 10 a.m. she was logged in and was ready to buy the tickets and after clicking “search,” she was greeted by a message saying no tickets were available. After persistently searching for what felt like an endless amount of time, she finally secured two tickets and bought them.

Where did all the other tickets go, you ask? Well, they were snatched up by sites like StubHub, which is essentially legalized scalping. Tickets similar to the ones I got for $92.50 on Ticketmaster cost $244 on StubHub. How could they possibly justify such an exorbitant increase? They can’t, which is why it’s a rip-off that only harms the fans.

I’m thrilled that I’m attending this event because I’m going to see two of my favorite bands – KISS and Hall & Oates – get the respect that they deserve from an institution that has ignored their great artistic contributions for far too long.

If you’re looking for tickets to the ceremony, avoid StubHub and try and purchase them during one of the sale dates below:

Onsale to General Public
Start: Sat, 03/01/14 10:00 AM EST

American Express
Start: Mon, 02/24/14 09:00 AM EST
End: Fri, 02/28/14 10:00 PM EST

VIP Packages Presale
Start: Mon, 02/24/14 09:00 AM EST
End: Fri, 02/28/14 10:00 PM EST

VIP Packages Post-Sale
Start: Sat, 03/01/14 10:00 AM EST
End: Thu, 03/20/14 05:00 PM EDT

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member Presale
Start: Fri, 02/21/14 10:00 AM EST
End: Sun, 02/23/14 09:00 PM EST

Hall & Oates – 10 Years Later

Hall & OatesTen years ago, on March 8, 2003, I saw Hall & Oates live for the first time. Just a few months removed from the release of the legendary duo’s spectacular comeback album, Do It For Love, the concert was at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia. It was an amazing show, and I’ve seen Hall & Oates three more times since then. Tonight, I’m bringing my friend to see Hall & Oates live for the first time. And, of course, it’s at the Tower Theater. I’m sure it’ll be a wonderful show and she’ll be blown away by the musicianship and soul of two men who should have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a long time ago.

For your enjoyment, here’s the song that made me fall in love with Hall & Oates’ music ten years ago:

John Oates – Beauty

John OatesOne of the most gorgeous songs I’ve ever heard is “Beauty” on John Oates’ first solo album, Phunk Shui, which is fantastic from start to finish. Below are the lyrics as well as  the song itself. Enjoy!

Beauty

They say that beauty’s in the eye of the beholder.

Some say beauty is a spirit deep inside.

The colors of the rainbow look the same to young and older.

The way you look at beauty is the way you look at life.

Your state of mind and definitions may change, but the essence of the question goes on.

You can wonder till the end of time, ponder and pray, but I say beauty is the that way you look tonight.

 

To stay in touch with beauty, keep an angel on your shoulder.

Reach for beauty in the stars up in the sky.

Moonlight on the mountains or a sunset on the ocean, the way you look at beauty is the way you look at life.

No black and white, your perceptions may change, so the essence of the question goes on.

You can wonder till the end of time, ponder and pray, but I say beauty is the way that you look tonight.

 

Beauty is the spirit deep inside you that I see in your face.

 

Your state of mind and definitions may change, but the essence of the question goes on.

You can wonder till the end of time, ponder and pray, but I say beauty is the that way you look tonight.

 

People say that beauty is a spirit deep inside.

The way you look at beauty is the way you look at life.

The eye of the beholder is a window to the soul.

Beauty’s just like passion, it’s the same for young and old.

 

 

 

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