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Friday, December 12, 2008

Last chance to win KROQ tickets

From the KROQ website: "Today is your last chance to win tickets to KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2008. Listen for the songs below and be caller 20 to 800-520-1067 to win. Slamma Damma Ding Dong!"

Friday 12/12
7am - The Offspring "Self Esteem"
8am - The Cure "Love Cats"
10am - STP "Big Empty"
1pm - Death Cab For Cutie "I Will Possess Your Heart"
3pm - The Offspring "Hammerhead"
5pm - During Kevin & Bean: Cinco de la Tarde

You must be a resident of Ca. to win the tickets.

133 comments:

  1. What? They aren't gonna play a Cure song?

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  2. Elise - it's barely the first day of ticket giveaways, im sure they will eventually.

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  3. *waves at Andy*

    Good point. Just as well you are here to keep me in check.

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  4. *waves to jo*

    yeah, my point will suck tho when we realize that KROQ never gave any radio play to any single from 4:13 Dream other than "The Only One"

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  5. Fingers crossed that the COF crew are ticket winners! I will be at home wishing I was there too but can't afford the travel and lodging this time of year. Please report in on the fun for those of us living vicariously!!

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  7. Good Luck COF Peeps!!! :)

    I was talking to a few customers of mine in LA yesterday & they said it's quite hard to get tickets to this event via the call in contests. And they feel it will be even harder this year with such great line-up both nights! The phones in the studio will be very, very busy! But don't give up, keep trying, one of my customers won tickets to this event last year so you never know!

    So get your fingers and redial button on the phone ready! And GOOD LUCK!!! I hope someone on here gets free tickets!

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  8. I'm with you HappyEverAfterGirl!

    It won't be as much fun as being there but I'm looking forward to the COF Chats that weekend!

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  9. No, I'm sorry I said that, it will be just as much fun because so many cool Cure Peeps will be in here chatting away!

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  10. everytime i try to do this, the phones are so damn busy and i never get through. *sigh*

    if i hear the busy tone, am i supposed to hang up and try again?

    or stay on the line until (if) they pick up?

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  11. Yeah, they'll prolly play FIIL or JLH. BOOOOOOOORING.

    So do we know how long they are playing at the Acoustic or what? Cuz, like, my life hinges on this info.

    Last night when I heard the news about the show on Sunday it felt rather apocalyptic. It took me several hours and some stress pills to soothe my tormented soul.

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  12. DJ---When you hear a busy signal hang up ASAP & dial again! You'll never get through on a busy signal!

    Good Luck to you! :)

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  13. Cat I feel your pain! If I was going I'd be a complete mess! Have fun & I hope you get tickets to the show too! Good Luck!!!

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  14. thanks kitty!!

    p.s. it's good to see you again!

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  15. The AD just said when you hear STP win tickets to "NIGHT 1"

    so don't waste your time just yet in the 7am hour

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  16. Do you think that they will give the NIGHT 2 away when a NIGHT 2 band is playing???

    This is hard when you don't LIVE in CA - its not like I can listen to it in the car when i am out and about. sigh...

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  17. cure_kitty, i should not whine in such a juvenile manner. i was always going for just one thing - carson daly - and of course to see all the curey dorks. but then we learn about leno, and kimmel, and kroq, and dammit - I COULD HAVE MADE THOSE SHOWS WITH MORE ADVANCE NOTICE. but it's too late to take off so much time. i could possibly swing monday, but if cureyness only plays for one hour - fuck it. it ain't worth the flite change and sick day lie. it just ain't, as much as i adore cureyness with every piece of my soul.

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  18. Kel
    u can always get xfm or something of the sort for your car!!! if kroq is on it.
    then when you are running around, you can listen!
    that will cost some bucks tho....

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  19. Cat - We'll all have a blast at Carson and the whole weekend. KROQ OR NOT WE WILL GET TO SEE OUR BOY ON STAGE - Aaaiiieee and he'll give us service with a smile - HEHE!

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  20. KB, can't wait to meet you! YAYNESS!

    Mmmmmmmmmmm Curey dork COF meet-up.

    KINKAY!

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  21. Do you have to be a cali resident to win?

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  22. I'm not too sure on the details April, but i think so.

    give KROQ a call and ask. 800-520-1067

    and guys & gals listening online, there is a delay, so kinda tough to be caller 20. huh.

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  23. if ANYONE deserves free tickets it has got to be a COF peep. Or someone terminally ill.

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  24. a delay? thats bs! NOT FAIR! They REALLY make it hard to win!

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  25. so basically it's now impossible for me to win tickets...fuck fuck fuck kroq

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  26. April - sign up for the street team.

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  27. Thanks DJ, nice to see you again too! How is school?

    I been out of the cure loop for a few weeks barely posting on here. Been busy with work, taking care of a sick Grandma & getting some much needed home improvement projects completed. Hopefully I'll be on here & chat more often in the coming weeks!

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  28. Andy - I signed up for everything that I possibly could....

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  29. April - well you better sign up to ebay.com soon or similar site.

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  30. Awww cat don't worry about it! I know where your coming from. I so desperately want to go too, it's killing me to read about these shows! But I going to stay positive & feel really happy for the peeps who can go to one or maybe even all of the shows. Wow wouldn't that be something if someone on the COF can do it all!!!

    I know we all want to go to each show & hang out with all of the COF peeps but it's kind of hard to do with all this happening kind of last minute and quite far away for lots of the peeps. Planes, hotels and stuff like that make it even harder to plan for. I just glad we have the COF to keep up on what's happening and hear everyone good news!

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  31. cure kitty, you're a true doll. i am sorry you can't go but i will be thinking of you and everyone else. of course, i'll likely only be at the carson thing, but i shouldn't complain.

    thing is, cureyness is life. i want them to play every weekend in my backyard for the rest of my daze.

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  32. andy - eBay is RIDICULOUS! $1700 for a pair of tix? GEEZ

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  33. April - can't be too picky on this one. $499.00 for 2 tickets in the MEZZANINE isn't bad.

    and honestly, i wouldn't trust ebay sellers just now, wait until tickets actually get released.

    Gibson is a good view wherever.

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  35. andy- yeah, I just can't afford that. Good to know about the seats though, for when they do really go on sale. Hope we can all get them for a reasonable price.

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  36. sorry, but NO band is worth $250.

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  37. WTF!!! There's a few listings on e-bay for $1,999.00 for 2 tix in the pit!

    Unbelievable what some of these e-bay sellers will charge for tickets!!! Too bad that most likely the money will not go to the charities that the shows are playing for. Too Crazy!

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  38. Monkeybutt - sure there is.

    April- yeah it's tough, but this show will sell so fast.

    cat - i don't really know if i should trust the listings on ebay tho, not yet at least. the tickets haven't even been released by KROQ

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  39. Thanks cat, you Super Duper Cool too!

    Cureyness is truly a way of life.

    I'm feeling quite Curzed & Curefused about it all?

    I have no idea what I'm saying?
    I'm such a Cure Dork!!!

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  40. I don't get it. There's tickets already on sale on ebay and whatnot at absurd prices when the tickets haven't even gone on sale yet? Explain this to me. Are there professional scalpers out there who know ahead of time that they will be able to score and scalp tickets or what's going on?

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  41. Paul - my friend tells me they may be season ticket holders for the venue. but yeah, RIDICULOUS prices. i'd wait till tickets become available first, unless you have the $ and want to do eBay.

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  42. so how many tickets can one person buy??

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  43. I know its def 2 tickets per person. That's what Ticketmaster said, or some other site like that. And you HAVE to be a CA resident.

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  44. I just talked to KROQ, you most definately have to be a CA resident to win tix. Poo on them.

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  45. Craig - Winning tickets is just for CA residents. April just confirmed it. :( for all you. :) for me me me.

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  46. andy try to win as many tickets as you can so you can sell them to us!!!! ;)

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  47. ha! i'd be lucky to win 1 pair. and i already told someone the extra ticket would be for them. plus, i would hope they'd arrange it so you can only win once.

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  48. well fuck it, if i dont get a ticket i will sneak in somehow!!! lol!

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  49. ...good thing my sis live in San Diego...my new name is Angie, not April ;)

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  50. Actually April, you can still buy them, you'd just have to use her credit card/debit card because it has her billing address. but if you WON, i'd say you were Angie.

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  51. ...but I still can't win listening to the radio since it is delayed.

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  52. well, i didn't say you couldn't. just said it was tougher. you obviously couldn't if they were looking for caller #1, but they're looking for caller #20. so as soon as you hear it call. im not sure how long the delay is. but time is crucial, so yeah.

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  53. any word on when they go on sale yet?

    after thanksgiving break?

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  54. i hope they give at least SOME notice when they go on sale - not just - ok they are going on sale in an hour - good luck!

    that would SUCK!!

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  55. Chris - Did you sign up to get text from KROQ? I am sure they will let us know that via text

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  57. I just thought of something about the KROQ contest. On the web site it doesn't specify which night you're trying to win tickets for. You might win only to discover you won tickets for the other night, the one that doesn't have the Cure, one I don't care about

    ?

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  58. Paul,

    I could be wrong, but it's usually whatever artist they are playing is the night you are trying to win tickets for.

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  59. ChrisinaP,

    They will give notice. For the Weenie Roast this year, it was a week's notice. They try to have most of the money go to the charities and trying to make it harder for scalpers, not to make it harder for us.

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  60. Paul - i thought about it, if you win for Night 1, sell them and use the money you made on them to upgrade your scalper tickets for Night 2.

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  61. nothing but busy signal when i called right now. guess i'll have to wait till 5pm now. shame. and the girl who won wasn't even excited. what a bitch.

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  62. I wouldn't risk winning Night 1 and trying to sell. You might have to pick them up at will call that night for that very reason.

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  63. Just called right now and the guy was really nice and said that if you called today tickets won would only be for Night 1. So now going back to the first comment in this post, maybe that's why The Cure wasn't on this listening/calling list. So don't bother guys. They'll make an announcement when next giveaway is.

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  64. Andy yeah what I meant was when you enter the contest on the web site - I'm not trying to score tickets by listening to KROQ and making phone calls, yeah, fat chance. Of course, winning on the kroq web site is also a fat chance but one that requires a lot less effort. lol. But if you were to win that contest you might get the wrong night. In which case, like you said, one could resell that night and apply the money towards the cocaine-dealing Cure scalpersss

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  66. Thankyou Monkeyman for that most succinct and eloquent appraisal.
    Ooh ooh.....ooh ooh

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  67. There you go. They just played Lovesong. AND GUESS WHAT

    I was NOT caller number 20 !!!

    what a shocker

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  68. i woke up late and missed lovesong!!
    its too hard to win listening online anyways. the delay is too much.

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  69. its about a 3 minute delay listening online... well fuck.

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  70. deej, if you look on the website then they update the songs faster...so just watch the now playing display at the top of the website...

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  71. My gf just won tickets to night one. If any of you know some one who's willing to trade for night 2 please email me. Thanks......

    brian@thecurseband.com

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  72. Congrats to the GF on getting thru.... now I'll send good vibes for the universe that you can find someone who will swap with you.

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  73. Congrats Brian! So they are giving you hard copies? You don't need to do will call? Nice!!! I'm sure you can go to any of fan websites for Night One bands and swap

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  74. brian, are you serious? you won tickets? amazing. if you can't swap them, then sell them!

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  75. Thanks everyone. We can't pick them up until December 11th or 12th. Yeah, I would hate to sell them for more than face value but it is more likely I'll end up paying more for night 2 tix so it would definitely help since it's unlikely I'll be able to trade.

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  76. try posting on craigslist, im sure there will be a lot of people willing to trade!! :D

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  77. I didn't win Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or today but that WILL NOT discourage me. We've got 2 and a half weeks left. I will keep trying

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  78. The Happy Ever After GF
    Won tix for Xploding Boy

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  79. the KROQ website is wrong for Wed 11/26. The songs to listen for should be, well actually, artists. i don't know songs yet.

    STP - 6am hr
    Paramore - 8am hr
    Staind - 11am hr
    The Killers - 2pm hr
    AFI - 5pm hr
    The Offspring - 7pm hr
    Furios 5@9 hr

    the ones you currently listed Craig, as did KROQ.com are from Tuesday 11/25 still.

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  80. I'm still sending good vibes to the universe..... hope you all manage to get tickets.

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  81. Good luck andy! Sending hugely positive vibes your way. :-)

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  82. ((((((((((((((((Elisey poo)))))))))))))))))))))))

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  83. I called KROQ and asked them to fix it.

    Wednesday 11/26
    6am hour - STP "Interstate Love Song"
    8am hour - Paramore "Misery Business"
    11am hour - Staind "Outside"
    2pm hour - The Killers "Human"
    5pm hour - AFI "Miss Murder"
    7pm hour - The Offspring "Bad Habit"
    During the Furious 5 at 9

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  84. so i was on the air, but not for tickets. kevin and bean wanted to know whether or not they should pull a prank call on Butter Ball Turkey

    :(

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  85. cool Andy

    So, a couple weeks till event and still no clues about when tickets go on sale..........

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  86. finally something "going on" with Tickets again... Good Luck everyone!

    I really HOPE they give some kind of announcement about sales SOON!

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  87. WHOA!

    They are gonna play LOVECATS??!!

    what? not JLH or POY or LS??

    looks like KROQ is trying to change things up a bit!

    so cure peeps - what are the chances of these kids knowing lovecats!! might increase the odds to listen in that hour!!

    GOOD LUCK!!

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  88. damn, if only i lived in california....

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  89. OMFLord

    CUREYNESS in a week and a half!

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  90. DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JIMMY KIMMEL IS ALREADY SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :(

    i probably couldnt make it anyway - but still...but to dream...

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  91. Anyone have any idea when KROQ is going to go into presale????

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  92. THIS WAS JUST POSTED ON KROQ:

    On sale details Monday morning with Kevin & Bean

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  93. Chrisx, dumbass, you wouldn't have been able to make Kimmel. You leave before or during the taping.

    GEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ.

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  94. i would have rescheduled my flight!! there is a later one that leaves around 8pm.

    so THERE boo.

    i have serious issues with reality.

    this is not news boo. you, cat, OF ALL PEOPLE should know this!! :D

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  95. you ARE rather reality-challenged - good point!

    after all, you kissed a security guard just to be able to give RSX his flowers.

    Boo-dork.

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  96. Chris I was wanting to do Kimmel too, so I called to find out "when" the thing would end they said no sooner than 9 or later than 10. I couldn't find any flights later than that which would mean I would have to leave Tues! (just thought I'd let you know so you don't feel too bad about those tix!)

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  97. aw.

    *walks away...
    to cry...
    alone...
    in the rain...*

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  98. They have this party on Friday at the Black Cat in Washington DC:

    FYM Presents: CRYFEST The Cure Vs. The Smiths Dance Party w/ DJs Steve EP, Killa K, Krasty McNasty $10 Mainstage 9:00

    http://www.myspace.com/fymproductionsdc

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  99. TM and Live Nation finally posted the dates.

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/KROQ-Almost-Acoustic-Christmas-tickets/artist/851362

    http://www.livenation.com/serp?refine=all&searchstring=kroq

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  100. Notice what TM has to say when you click more info:

    Sales to this event will be restricted to residents of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties. Residency will be based on credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties will be canceled without notice and refunds given.

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  101. PIT TICKETS?? RIGHT ON!

    so thats why I haven't won yet fate wants me to win today! :)~

    right??

    GOD I HOPE SO!

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  102. The Cure in the 3am hour!!?!?!?!?!?
    Finally my insomnia is an advantage for once instead of a burden!!!!

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  104. does anyone need carson tix? i am going to have to give mine up....

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  105. what I wouldn't do to win these FREAKING tix! Can you imagine? BACK STAGE! ARGH!

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  106. April,
    if you still have those Carson tiks let me know.
    My mom and my sister wanted to go.
    Here is my email: rrrodriguez@avhsd.org so you can email me if you still have them or if you don't.

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  107. man all these stupid rules and regulations for buying stupid tickets!!

    why dont they just make ALL the tickets will call and let anyone buy them...

    THAT would make more sense for avoiding scalpers.

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  108. It seems like the prize for being caller 20 keeps getting better each day - I thought today it would say "win pit tickets, backstage passes and five minutes alone in the closet with Robert"

    I guess I was wrong but I'll take the pit and backstage anyways! ;)

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  109. um, kb darlin' five minutes ain't ENUF

    'course, you can have him for five minutes... but i'll need him for five HOURS, at LEAST

    stupid KROQ and their dumb rulz

    *sulks in closet*

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  110. I'd rather win 5 minutes alone in the closet with Simon

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  111. LOL PAUL!!!! YOU JUST MADE MY DAY!!

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  112. Really, it's Porl who merits the minutes or hours alone in the closet. Mmmmmmmm Porl-licious!

    *waves to Paul k*

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  113. *waves to Cat*

    Things are still negotiable at this point but I predict I will be in LA for the KROQ show only and possibly the Curse the night before.
    The other scenerio is I can't get into KROQ so instead I go to Carson Daly Friday and the Curse Saturday.

    By the way is the Curse still playing Sat? No info has been posted here

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  114. THE CURSE
    Saturday December 13th 2008
    House Of Blues Hollywood
    8430 Sunset Blvd.
    Hollywood, CA 90069

    Headlining the night will be
    our friends:
    Sweet And Tender Hooligans
    "The Longest-Established and BEST tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths"

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  115. What is the cover for The Curse at the House of Blues???

    Also I am shooting to buy 2 extra tiks to sell. If I do end up having one extra are you interested.

    This of course is only if I get mine and then am able to purchase the 2 extra in the nick of time.

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  116. Tiks are impossible to flipin' win!!!!!!!!

    Don't have the station where I live and online there is a 10 minute delay with the live feed!

    Crap Crap Crap

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  117. Tickets for The Curse on at HOB are $13.50 and are available here:

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0900416EEB2491C4?artistid=850698&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60&brand=hob

    We confirmed the show kind of late so TicketMaster doesn't have our band listed on the event, they only list Sweet & Tender Hooligans. I believe we go on at about 8:45pm so be sure to get there early. Our set is almost entirely made up of requests, especially from those of you traveling to CA for that weekend......

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  118. Hey exploding boy! Does this mean you are in The Curse??? Hmmmm... so what about a meet in greet if I go. Or is that asking too much???

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  119. We're always happy to meet anyone at our shows, or real Cure shows. If it appears otherwise it's only because some of us are shy. :)

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  120. Well, Hello Brian. So yeah I think I am definitely going to go. Awesome that I can meet you. Are you going to be at Leno or Carson? So do I just go up to you at HOB like a dork and say "I'm MissCure" LOL. My name is Rae. So yeah I am pretty excited to meet you.

    Also, you guys have to play Just Like Heaven.

    =)

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  121. I'll be at Leno and Carson, and hopefully KROQ AAC. I don't think we know Just Like Heaven. How about we play "Show me show me show me" instead. :P

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  122. I LUV show me show me show me show me yesterday's gone on a day like tomorrow when I felt so old I could cry.

    It's my FAVORITE SONG

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  123. Hey Brian,
    I will be at Leno, Carson, Kimmel and hopefully at AAC as well. Also your show. So hopefully I will get to meet you at one of the places.

    hmmm....
    Do you guys no any of these???
    Killing an Arab
    Boys Don't Cry
    Jumping Someone Else's Train
    A Forest
    Charlotte Sometimes
    Lovecats
    Mintcar
    Lovesong
    The End of The World

    What am I doing I could go on and on.

    Scratch all this. I will just go check out your webpage.

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