So here’s the deal: I bought two nice $35 reserved seats – good ones – for the inaugural gig of the Old 97’s at the new Dallas House of Blues. But once again, the airline scheduling gods have conspired to make it impossible for me to attend an event, as I’ve got to report to work in Atlanta early on Saturday.

But my loss is (potentially) your gain, as these two Ticketmaster “TicketFast” ducats come as a .pdf attachment, so whomever I e-mail them to can print them out and attend the show themselves. I read the small-print and don’t see any restrictions on giving them away to someone else, so here’s what I’m offering:

If you live in the north Texas area and can attend then show AND promise to, sometime after the show, e-mail me picture proof of you in attendance along with a brief review of both the show and the House of Blues as a venue, I’ll e-mail these tickets to you to TONIGHT.

First e-mail I get at landings DOT geo AT yahoo DOT com meeting the above requirements gets two Old 97’s tickets in response.

Good luck!

Frank /

p.s. – And you may wish to print out this message if you worry about explaining to a confused doorman why you aren’t Frank Early!

p.p.s. – Thanks for all your e-mail folks, but we have a winner! Jill from Arlington, TX will be seeing the Old 97’s tomorrow, as she got the first qualifying e-mail into “Hit By A Train” headquarters just a couple of minutes after the offer was made.

Enjoy the show, Jill, and thanks to everyone for playing!