>> Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Last year I scored a disheartening 0 for 10 (almost as bad as the Detroit Lions) on my New Year’s Bands I Really Hope Come to Town Wish List. While I caught one band (Sigur Rós) in Minneapolis, it doesn’t count since it never took place here, such is the inflexible criteria.
Sure I’m slightly discouraged by the lack of love our city gets, but tis the season for optimistic wishes, so I composed another year’s list of concert hopefuls. This year though, I asked my trusted Magic Eight Ball fortune teller what the likelihood of each band coming to town was, and I must warn you its surprisingly sentient answers aren’t very comforting (and are just plain mean at times!)
2009 Winnipeg Concert Wishlist (in no particular order):
1. Vampire Weekend
Magic 8 ball said: Outlook Not So Good
Magic 8 ball said: Concentrate and Ask Again. I did: Better not tell you now.
3. Carl Newman
Magic 8 ball said: As I see it, yes.
Magic 8 ball said: Cannot predict now.
Magic 8 ball said: Here’s a prediction I can make: not happening.
6. Death Cab For Cutie (headlining show)
Magic 8 ball said: They were just there. Don’t push your luck.
Magic 8 ball said: Are you fucking kidding me? You live in Winnipeg dude!
Magic 8 ball said: About as likely as the NHL returning.
9. Flight of the Conchords
Magic 8 ball said: *slaps knees* You SLAY me! Flight of the Conchords playing Winnipeg?!? A ha ha ha…that’s even funnier than the show!
10. Rah Rah
Magic 8 ball said: Now you’re being realistic. All signs point to “maybe”.
Who would you love to see come to town?
Infinite Playlist: Rah Rah - Going Steady