Talking Shit

Grrrly Talk: Courtney Love at Fillmore Miami Beach Friday

It's easy to have a love/hate relationship with Courtney Love. She's a rock star, which inevitably comes with a lot of baggage. We try not to judge, and even relish the theatrics of figures such as Love. But no matter how much I appreciate her quasi-subversive antics, she never fails to be annoying.

Well, after a long musical hiatus, she's back and playing Friday at the Fillmore. I have tickets. But after this review from the Washington Post, covering a disastrous concert in D.C., I'm asking myself: Am I going to see Hole to relive youthful magic moments? Or am I really hoping to see one of the infamous meltdowns first-hand? Furthermore, is the possibility of the most epic of meltdowns worth the ticket price?

Here's an exerpt from the article by David Malitz:

"Imagine a Hole concert that doubles as a complete Courtney Love meltdown. Not too hard to do. Now imagine it being 10 times more disastrous than that -- we're talking one incomplete song after another, offensive and rambling stage banter, exhibitionism, a mass exodus of paying customers. Now imagine it being nearly three hours long. You can start to get a picture of the epic train wreck that was Hole's Sunday night show at the 9:30 Club."


Hole, with Foxy Shazam. 9 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $33 to $43. Click here.

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