You know, we often go half the year without a really good show coming to town, and then when we finally get someone great, we get several all at once. That really sucks. Public Enemy’s going to be performing at Kapiolani Community College two weeks from tonight, and that would normally be an automatic, but who wants to see PE at KCC?
The decision to see PE would be a lot easier if the original lineup of Testament wasn’t scheduled to play the Pipeline Cafe in September. Now, I understand that Public Enemy, in the grand scheme of things, is the better (and much more important) act, but we so seldom get decent metal shows here of the caliber of Testament that I fear missing them at the Pipeline will mean years before I get a chance to see someone similar. I like Public Enemy a lot more than I like Testament, but in general, I prefer metal shows to rap shows.
In the last few months, we’ve had Digital Underground and Mos Def, two great acts that in a more financially blessed year I’d never have missed, but you see what I mean? Pass on Public Enemy, and it’s not unreasonable to expect that in a few months, I’d get a chance to make up for it when they announce A Tribe Called Quest or someone like that. Pass on Testament, and there’s no telling when I’ll get my next metal fix.
This is all complicated by the fact that tickets just went on sale for Elvis Costello with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Sure, it’s next spring, but I want to go to both Elvis shows and I want good seats.
I wonder if there’s something around here I can sell, or someone around here I can sue…I gotta get me those Elvis tickets and either PE or Testament.