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Regina & Chicago & the blasted age limit

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I sent this email to Regina's manager and her booking agent. I'm posting it here in hopes that Regina herself may stumble upon it...Or anyone who can help little ole clumsy me. Anyone who is familiar with Schubas is welcomed to reply to. (Especially if you've ever gotten in without having to show ID--even though you are not of age!) Thanks.

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Dear Regina Spektor's Manager,

Greetings from the Windy City, where the schizophrenic weather has now brought falling snow outside my window. My name is _________ and I've been a fan of Regina's for two years now--daring to purchase Soviet Kitsch for its exorbitant import price just to get my hands on it earlier than anyone else, flooding the rooms of our house with her voice and piano, checking her website religiously for updates--all fanlike symptoms and actions. When I heard Regina would be playing in Chicago, I was ecstatic. At Schubas on April 11...Forgive me, I started to do a little happy jig.

Alas, as I approached ticketmaster with credit card in hand, I found out something rather crushing. The show is 21+. Right now I'm 20, one

year short. I have calculated multiple plans all involving some treachery:

1.) Buy a pricey fake ID that I can only really use for a year.

2.) Borrow an ID from someone who looks like me...Too bad I don't know anyone who looks like me.

3.) Say I forgot my driver's license at home.

I don't want to do any of those things; I'm so not suave. I'll probably just end up crying. Now I'm coming to you, dear person, in hopes that you can do something remarkable like change the age limit to 18+ so that more people may experience the glow from a live performance. There are plenty of upsides to lowering the age limit. You get more ticket sales. You get more LEGIT ticket sales (see my plan above). You get less drunk people and more people who are intent

on following Regina's performance. Plus you get me, who would be so thankful to be able to see Miss Spektor at last, at last!

If you are not the person who handles such matters, please point me in the general direction of someone who might. Thank you for reading this far. This was email was written with genuineness and heartfelt honesty. I hope to see Regina play soon.

Best,

_______

**EDIT**

Do I dare make the perilous trek to see Regina perform in Toronto? Canada's drinking age is 19 so I'd be able to see her at that venue! But I don't know. That calls for serious dedication.

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I sent this email to Regina's manager and her booking agent. I'm posting it here in hopes that Regina herself may stumble upon it...Or anyone who can help little ole clumsy me. Anyone who is familiar with Schubas is welcomed to reply to. (Especially if you've ever gotten in without having to show ID--even though you are not of age!) Thanks.

_

Dear Regina Spektor's Manager,

Greetings from the Windy City, where the schizophrenic weather has now brought falling snow outside my window. My name is _________ and I've been a fan of Regina's for two years now--daring to purchase Soviet Kitsch for its exorbitant import price just to get my hands on it earlier than anyone else, flooding the rooms of our house with her voice and piano, checking her website religiously for updates--all fanlike symptoms and actions. When I heard Regina would be playing in Chicago, I was ecstatic. At Schubas on April 11...Forgive me, I started to do a little happy jig.

Alas, as I approached ticketmaster with credit card in hand, I found out something rather crushing. The show is 21+. Right now I'm 20, one

year short. I have calculated multiple plans all involving some treachery:

1.) Buy a pricey fake ID that I can only really use for a year.

2.) Borrow an ID from someone who looks like me...Too bad I don't know anyone who looks like me.

3.) Say I forgot my driver's license at home.

I don't want to do any of those things; I'm so not suave. I'll probably just end up crying. Now I'm coming to you, dear person, in hopes that you can do something remarkable like change the age limit to 18+ so that more people may experience the glow from a live performance. There are plenty of upsides to lowering the age limit. You get more ticket sales. You get more LEGIT ticket sales (see my plan above). You get less drunk people and more people who are intent

on following Regina's performance. Plus you get me, who would be so thankful to be able to see Miss Spektor at last, at last!

If you are not the person who handles such matters, please point me in the general direction of someone who might. Thank you for reading this far. This was email was written with genuineness and heartfelt honesty. I hope to see Regina play soon.

Best,

_______

**EDIT**

Do I dare make the perilous trek to see Regina perform in Toronto? Canada's drinking age is 19 so I'd be able to see her at that venue! But I don't know. That calls for serious dedication.

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quote:
Originally posted by MarcB:

I hope your wish comes true

Thank you! If not, I'm going to try plan number 3 and do the whole forgot my ID thing. And I'm going to dress like an old lady and wear oversized coke bottle glasses and dentures.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jayk Gallagher:

the manager is just going to tell you

management doesn't set the rules, the venue she's performing at sets them. you could try contacting the venue themselves.

Are you sure? I saw Adam Green perform there a while back and it was 18+. I always thought it was the band that got the final say. Well, I'm gonna give it a try and plead my case to Schubas anyway. Watch this backfire on me! They'll have this sign up saying: Don't let ______ in. She's TWENTY.

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