Moving day. No matter the reason, the actual act of moving can be both good and bad at once.
Sometimes, bad news can lead to a dramatic positive change. Bad news in this case had to do with internal situations at Church. I didn’t want to deal with the major changes they decided they need to go through with. My unhappiness about that situation lead me to wonder aloud, “where else can I go at this point?”
That somewhere, it just so happened, was the Davis Square Theater (the artist formerly known as Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway).
Except… they didn’t have the same dates I had booked originally for this show. They did, however, have a Friday/Saturday reserved for a friend of mine two weeks later.
Here’s where it get interesting. Did you know that BikeMS NYC pushed back the ride from September 30th to October 21? I booked Crash Safely thinking it was going to be closer to the ride than it ended up being. The theater had also hosted another MS event last year and mentioned that they’d like to host Crash Safely sometime.
All of the bands were/are able to move to the new dates, two weeks later.
New ticket links are on the way, but the change in venue comes with a few pluses:
First of all, there are seats. While this may not matter for most rock shows, seating can be a make-or-break thing for MSers. Last time I was at Church, there weren’t many chairs left on the club side.
Secondly, the parking/Red Sox/general weirdness of the Fenway is now in the past. Spend enough time in that area, and even the most hardcore Red Sox fan will become loudest voice of dissent against them.
Third, the 21+ thing. That goes hand in hand with the strangeness of the Fenway. Last year, the shows were 18+. This year, they would have been 21+ by default, as the city has decided the club is in a residential area and….I guess they blame 18 year olds for the mayhem generally caused by drunken Sox fans?
Moving to the theater means new ticket links as well. Don’t worry if you’ve already bought tickets; those are still good. The nice thing with the new ticket system is that you’ll be able to make a donation as well as buy the tickets (after all, the tickets are donations to the National MS Society). There are also a lot more options in terms of how you get your tickets (will call, print at home, on your smartphone or mailed to you). I’m looking forward to seeing how many different ways the tickets will be ‘printed.’
While the details are still be (re)worked out, know this:
Crash Safely is being held on 9/28 and 9/29 at the Davis Square Theater in Somerville, MA.
The only thing that’s changed is the date and the venue.