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dishpan
09-06-2003, 09:03 AM
you can spend an extra $150 to hang out with him afterwards. AND it says music now in addition to the reading --


Billy Corgan of Zwan and The Smashing Pumpkins opens The Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Series with a performance of his own poetry (yet to be released) and music.
A post-reading reception attended by Corgan *******s a buffet and cocktails (the venue is announced to guests upon ticket purchase). Cost is $150 for the reception.

Sep. 17: 6:30 p.m.

Presented by: The Poetry Center of Chicago
Price: $25-$35. Proceeds benefit The Poetry Center of Chicago. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m., Mon., Aug. 25. Advance ticket purchase recommended
Tickets: Box office: 866-468-3401.
Information: 312-899-1229

Travis Meekz
09-06-2003, 12:16 PM
I'd spend that 150 if I had it and was in Chicago. I'd also try to stick my finger in his ear the whole time and keep bugging him that Bye June is pure genius.

kevinjboconnor
09-06-2003, 12:44 PM
i dont think i'd want to meet him under those conditions

i like the "hi i just waited outside after the show to say good show"

rather than

"hey i just spent $150 to see you you better pretend to talk to me"

Boycott Graceland
09-07-2003, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by Ttravis Mmeekz
I'd also try to stick my finger in his ear the whole time and keep bugging him that Bye June is pure genius.
"heyyyyyy, stoppittttttt"

Reyngel
09-07-2003, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by dishpan
you can spend an extra $150 to hang out with him afterwards.

How gay. I mean, getting to hang out with Billy for a little while is cool and all, but paying to do it is lameeeee.

mrjackalope
09-07-2003, 01:51 PM
taping allowed?

Axis of Action
09-07-2003, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by mrjackalope
taping allowed?

think you're gonna have to stealth it.

he won't notice the mics taped onto your glasses AT ALL.

Electron52
09-07-2003, 05:57 PM
keep in mind this is a charity event... they are always overpriced because someone thinks it is a good cause somewhere... i would do it if i could.

MonteLDS
09-07-2003, 08:04 PM
do you notice it doesn't say what will happen to the $150 that you spend for the post-reading reception.. :erm

Boycott Graceland
09-08-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Sehki
think you're gonna have to stealth it.
yup.

jczeroman
09-09-2003, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by MonteLDS
do you notice it doesn't say what will happen to the $150 that you spend for the post-reading reception.. :erm

exactly

Reyngel
09-09-2003, 03:38 PM
Billy needs the extra money to fund his next project... Zwan 2/The Fags of God

Tyler
09-10-2003, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by dishpan
you can spend an extra $150 to hang out with him afterwards. AND it says music now in addition to the reading --


Billy Corgan of Zwan and The Smashing Pumpkins opens The Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Series with a performance of his own poetry (yet to be released) and music.
A post-reading reception attended by Corgan *******s a buffet and cocktails (the venue is announced to guests upon ticket purchase). Cost is $150 for the reception.

Sep. 17: 6:30 p.m.

Presented by: The Poetry Center of Chicago
Price: $25-$35. Proceeds benefit The Poetry Center of Chicago. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m., Mon., Aug. 25. Advance ticket purchase recommended
Tickets: Box office: 866-468-3401.
Information: 312-899-1229


Where did you get all of this information? There's nothing on the ticketweb site about buying tickets for a reception.

dishpan
09-10-2003, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Tyler



Where did you get all of this information? There's nothing on the ticketweb site about buying tickets for a reception.

http://entertainment.metromix.chicagotribune.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-Home-X!EventDetail-114846,00.html

Tyler
09-10-2003, 07:29 PM
And where are you supposed to buy them from ? The tickets for the reading are on ticketweb but tickets for the reception arent.

Enzed
09-10-2003, 10:32 PM
So...is i A NEW POETRY then?

Bwa ha ha.

chsllama
09-11-2003, 06:16 PM
you're fired.

what a horrible horrible joke

James
09-12-2003, 05:53 PM
Corgan Gets Poetic
Zwan frontman shopping collection of verse

Billy Corgan will give a multi-media performance of his poetry to kick off the Poetry Center of Chicago's thirty-first annual Reading Series on September 17th.

The Zwan frontman joins a list of Poetry Center readers that has, over the years, *******d Saul Bellow, Margaret Atwood, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and David Mamet. Corgan has assembled a collection of his verse and was recently in New York City to shop it around to book publishers.

Details of the reading are scant, but according to the Poetry Center, Corgan's reading will emphasize "the link between poetry, song lyrics and music."

The event will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium and will benefit the Poetry Center of Chicago. Tickets are available through TicketWeb for $35.

Purr Snickety
09-13-2003, 07:57 AM
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1478191/20030912/zwan.jhtml?headlines=true


Billy Corgan To Preview Poetry Collection In Chicago
09.12.2003 5:39 PM EDT


Billy Corgan
Photo: Warner Bros.


Following in Jewel and Ashanti's footsteps, Billy Corgan is also getting in touch with his inner poet. The former Smashing Pumpkins/current Zwan frontman is previewing his forthcoming poetry book next week in Chicago. He's already shopping the collection to New York publishers.

Corgan will open the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st annual Reading Series, to be held at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium. In addition to previewing his verse, Corgan's hour-long performance on Wednesday will ******* a musical component. Organizers of the event said that Corgan wanted to establish a link between poetry, song lyrics and music, but didn't know yet if he'd be playing his own music, or if he would be accompanied.

"We're giving him total artistic license," the Poetry Center's Shirley Stephenson said. "And he said that music will be an important element. We're just not sure how, just yet."

Previous Poetry Center readers have *******d William S. Burroughs, Carlos Fuentes, Allen Ginsberg and David Mamet.

Tickets for the reading cost $35 through TicketWeb, and proceeds benefit the Poetry Center. A post-reading reception will be held at the loft of an art collector in Chicago. For more information, log on to www.poetrycenter.org.

Tyler
09-14-2003, 04:27 PM
None of these articles explain how you get into the reception though.

dishpan
09-14-2003, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by Tyler
None of these articles explain how you get into the reception though.

Information: 312-899-1229

Future Boy
09-14-2003, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by Tyler
None of these articles explain how you get into the reception though.

You bend over and have them ass rape you.