Last spring, Mrs. Idiot and I went to see Government Mule at what some might call a "smaller venue" here in New Hampshire. I bought the tickets online, and ever since then I've been getting e-mail about new shows coming to the area.
At first I thought it was amusing to see all the acts that were coming to that particular venue. I mean, when was the last time you even thought about Huey Lewis or Winger, let alone thought about going to see them?
Eventually, the amusement factor wore down to the nub, and I clicked the link to unsubscribe. Cool, done deal, no more e-mail telling me about bands coming to the Seacoast. The next month, I got an e-mail telling me about all the shows coming to that venue as well as other similar venues. Yeah, ok, that kept my interest for a few issues, then I opted out.
Months have passed and I've gone through this same "unsubscribe" charade at least a half dozen times. I'll click "unsubscribe" to the People Playing Guitars around the Seacoast Newsletter and then boom, the next week I'm receiving the People Playing Bass Guitars and Other Instruments around New England newsletter. The information is all the same, it's just the scope that changes.
Today's installment of the Men (and some women) in Concert Around New England Newsletter, (I've recently unsubscribed), told me about concerts here in New Hampshire as well as in some of the other fine states in New England. The thing that caught my eye was that there's an arena in Rhode Island called The Dunkin Donuts Center.
I'm not making that up, here's the banner from their website:
Yes, it's true, they call themselves "The Dunk"
Now, I'm a big Dunkin Donuts fan. They can do no wrong in my eyes, (as long as they keep producing that coffee), but here's the thing: A "Donut Center" is actually a "Hole"
For those of you who like circles and arrows:
The Center of a Dunkin Donut is a hole, thus, I think, the "Dunkin Donuts Center" is a poor name for a concert arena, unless you actually want people to think of it as "The Hole". It is certainly not "The Dunk."
Now, if it's a Jelly Donut, the center would be Jelly, which probably has terrible acoustics, so I wouldn't go see a concert at "The Jelly" either. The same with the "Cream Filled" be it Bavarian Creme or even Boston Creme.
In the end, I know it doesn't matter, but I have enough trouble talking Mrs Idiot into going to see shows at Dives, I'm pretty sure she won't go with me to a Hole. Meanwhile, if anyone wants to know about concerts coming to the Northeastern United States, I can check my e-mail and get that information to you.