"I'm getting tickets tomorrow," wrote a friend,
somewhat mysteriously. "Who wants?" For a moment, I was confused.
Pavement, perhaps the best indie-rock band of the Nineties, broke up in 2000.
Luckily, a clarification landed in my inbox five seconds
later: "Oh, right, details: Reunion show.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 07:00 PM. Not sure how much tickets cost."
That was all I needed. "Count me in," I typed.
"Even though I’ll probably be getting married the weekend after."
The fact that my friend pitched the tickets without
providing any information on price, location or, at first, timing--and that I
agreed to purchase them almost a year in advance, despite what many people
might consider a rather "important" conflict—should come as no
surprise to fans of Pavement, whose members confirmed plans last Thursday to
reunite in 2010 for a concert in New York's Central Park and a series of
unspecified "dates around th...