tonight i will be watching a rock performance

by the group “rage against the machine”

it will be at the legendary hollywood former dancehall, the hollywood palladium.

there will be no original photos this weekend because i dont dare bring my camera.

or my mobile telephone which has, as you’ve seen this week, a wonderfully good camera.

i once interviewed henry rollins before a show at the palladium and he said when he performs he likes to wear as little as possible: hes barefoot, and only sports black shorts. no shirt.

tonight i want to wear almost exactly that, plus shoes.

i want to go to the pit and run around with the wild.

i want the energy and the fire and the life of that hallowed hall to tear through me and for the music to create magic.

i have seen so many bands this year who have disappointed or barely lived up to expectations.

but rage against the machine? at a hastily arranged concert to raise awareness and funds to protest the controversial new Arizona law? in the center of hollywood on a friday night in the middle of summer?

i predict an earthquake.

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