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Ida Maria and how the Internet might be able to help me make a 12-year-old girl happy

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Ida Maria coverRegular readers of this blog know I’m a big fan of Ida Maria. It turns out that she’ll be playing two shows in New York in January (Jan. 15 @ Mercury Lounge; Jan. 16 @ Union Hall). I hope to go.

But there’s a catch. Aside from Maura Johnston at Idolator, who I’m sure will be at the shows without any problems, the only person I know who’s as big a fan of her as I am is my daughter, who will be a week shy of 13 the week I.M. is in New York and, no matter how she presents herself, no competent bouncer will let her into a 21+ show.

So I’m turning to the Internets. People: how can I get my Lydia in to see Ida Maria? Jane suggests I could arrange to get Lydia into the sound check. That’s an excellent idea, and I have a few almost-as-good ones I’ll try. I’ll contact the clubs and Maria’s management shortly.

But, first, I’d like to harness some collective intelligence. Internets, can you help us? What should we do? Can you help us?

Written by guterman

December 22, 2008 at 9:15 am

Posted in family, music

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  1. Here’s how you get her in.

    1. Start a blog for her.

    2. Contact the venue and tell them she’s a journalist assigned to cover the show. Refer to her blog.

    3. Desktop publish a press pass / media badge.

    4. Have her show up with a camera and aforementioned badge.

    Works like a charm.


    December 22, 2008 at 4:13 pm

  2. Get Lydia the Rosetta Stone course in Norwegian. Lydia then gets a crash course in the language and can pose as Ida Marie’s interpreter. She doesn’t have to learn the whole thing, just enough to get past a NYC bouncer. Really, it shouldn’t take much.

    Or, you take the crash course, pose as Ida Marie’s husband and Lydia is her child. Just make sure Lydia doesn’t say anything.


    December 23, 2008 at 12:44 pm

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