I keep missing the good events!

In each case, I only found out about the event days (in the first two cases, just one day) before. Upcoming.org has proven to be entirely useless at letting me know about these things – in many cases I’ve had to create the event entry myself.

I’m particularly upset – genuinely gutted, in fact – about the Ben Folds gig. I saw Ben Folds Five play in Portsmouth about seven years ago, when the band was touring The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. They were absolutely superb – I’ve been an avid follower ever since.

Clearly I need to find some new ways of tracking what is happening in the exciting world out there.

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10 responses to “I keep missing the good events!

  1. I’m going to the Grady Booch presentation. I’ll try to remember to write about it afterward (if I don’t, harass me 🙂

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  2. Whatever & Ever Amen is the most listened to album on my iPod, ever. In fact I think I’ll fire up the Ben Folds Live album now.

    I agree about the need for a good event tracking tool though. I recently discovered that I missed out on booking to see Damien Rice, again at the Hammersmith Apollo. What’s more I can’t book for his October dates in the UK (tickets on sale Friday!) for reasons that will become apparant on my blog in due course…

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  3. Ah, a kindred spirit. I’ve been listening to Supersunnyspeedgraphic this morning (as you’ll see from last.fm or Mugshot).

    I marked Damien Rice as an event to watch when I saw it in Upcoming this morning – figures that that would be booked out, too.

    Hmm, my mind is in overdrive about the mystery announcement 😉

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  4. I only found out about Grady Booch from the BCS magazine that arrived on Saturday morning 😦

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  5. I saw Ben Folds Five in Portsmouth about seven years ago too (I bet we were at the same gig), and again in Southampton last year. Although of course my favourite Ben Folds gig so far has been the one in Second Life, I was frustrated to see them on Upcoming too late to do anything about it too.

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  6. No consolation but I suspect getting yourself on the seetickets.com newsletter would tip you off about gigs like that. Of course, tickets will still sell out before you get a chance. But eBay is your friend 🙂

    The Grady thing – I think it was advertised on both the BCS and IET weekly emails – check your settings?

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  7. Roo – spooky!

    Richard – good call. I have to say that I might have discarded a BCS email or five. As for tickets, ho-hum…

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  8. Yeah, it’s amazing what’s going on in this “First Life” thing – you really should try it out sometime.

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  9. Very droll, very droll…

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  10. Re the mystery announcement, can I just put to rest any rumours that it might be about the pitter patter of tiny feet 🙂 Nothing as exciting as that!

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