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Spending the Day on Downtown's Sidewalks

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2007, at 07:28PM
Mars Volta Line Eric Richardson [Flickr]

I walked down 9th street on my way to lunch today and saw a group of kids dressed in punk attire hanging out in front of the Eastern Columbia building. I found it kind of odd, but continued walking and didn't think much of it.

It wasn't until someone pointed it out to me that I realized the kids were waiting for tonight's show by The Mars Volta at the Orpheum. The show isn't until 8pm, but there was a core group of 25 or so fans in place at noon. By 1:30 that crowd had grown to 50 or 60 and security was forming a line in front of the theater and wrapping east onto 9th street. I'd be interested to know what that line grew into as the afternoon wore on.


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