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Let that be a lesson
Wednesday April 21, 2010

It was supposed to be a perfect spring evening. Tacos and a beer down the street from Mississippi Studios, a visit with friends and then head into the show. There was excitement in the air.
But as we approached the venue, we heard the dreaded words: Sold Out. Some of the people in our little group hadn’t picked up tickets before the show and were now stuck. Out of luck. Bummed out.

Soon-to-be-at Pickathon bands Breathe Owl Breathe and Megafaun, along with past Pickathoners Pancake Breakfast, played to a full house on Saturday.
It was a great night of music.

We learned a couple of things that night.

– Both Breathe Owl Breathe and Megafaun have albums coming out soon and they’re going to be awesome.
– Megafaun guitar player Brad Cook is a Lakers fan – but isn’t afraid to rip his Kareem Abdul-Jabbar jersey off on stage and slip into a hand-crafted shirt reading: “‘Huge’ Portland Trail Blazers Fan.”
– There’s some incredible talent coming to the festival this year.

And most importantly, next time there’s a line up like that, don’t wait to buy those tickets.

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