After looking at the local listings I arrived at Red No. 5 in Chicago at 10 p.m. I figured I would catch the end of the first act's set, and then shake my booty with the Basement Jaxx. I arrived promptly at 10 and there was an enormous line. I waited in this line for an hour before it even moved. The guy at the door then asked for hard tickets, followed by will call, and said guest list / press peeps were the last ones to enter. After waiting another half an hour (11:30 p.m. now) I finally walked up to the front of the line and found out that the Basement Jaxx were to begin their set at 1 a.m...."probably 1 a.m. who knows, do you have a ticket?" As we drove away from the venue at 12 a.m. we saw that the line had still not moved and the people that we made friends with were still in the same spot, and resembled young puppies who were crying for us to take them away from the horror show. I don't know if I am becoming an old ass, or am too dedicated to my job, but I simply could not stand in line for 2 hours to watch a 1 hour set, crawl into bed at 3 a.m., only to be back in the office at 9:30 to cover the event. I like Rooty and Remedy, and promised to write a review, so click the more button to find out how the outside of the venue was.
The shiny and sparkly people outside of the venue looked and smelled fantastic. There line was proportional to the side of building and one or two people walked from the front of the line to the back a few times, but nothing major. While standing then sitting in the line, my girlfriend Erin and I talked about what movie we are going to see this weekend. I think I want to see The Score, but she wants to go with Legally Blond. We'll see. Oh, there were these bikers who road in front of the line and their bikes were really loud. As we left the venue we took pictures on the bridge, but there wasn't enough light and they did not come out. That about wraps up the evening outside of the Basement Jaxx show, one could only imagine how things went inside. Boo hoo, no BJ for me!
Source: Jason Anfinsen