my brother’s idea of a surprise: after i’ve travelled from the uk to st louis via boston, about 20 hours in all, he picks me up at the airport and tells me we’re going straight to a show at the pageant. it’s a fairly new music venue in town and bush was playing with alien ant farm and puddle of mudd. i had seen this listed on the pageant’s site before i came home, but it was sold out, and i just figured it was too close to my arrival anyway. pete had other ideas and had somehow managed to procure a couple of tickets. i complained a little, but i ended up enjoying it, even though i’ve seen bush about three times in my concert-going career. music was cool and the venue was excellent. i’ve now just about recovered from that long day and have been chillin with all the familia.