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Hey, Mr. DJ, I thought we had a deal

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Only one man in the electronica realm could entice me to endure the 378 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco just for a measly DJ set. Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo, hails from Brighton (UK) and has released three full length albums of downtempo that have changed my musical world. With that said, when my friend asked me if I wanted an extra Bonobo ticket for a show in the city by the bay I jumped all over it. Sure. I'll make the waffly, five hour long car ride up I-5 through the dust bowl of California for this mysterious man.I'll never do it again.

I've fallen into traps like this in times past. It generally occurs when I find out that my favorite electronica artist is playing at this obscure venue that virtually no one has ever heard of. See, it entails a whole lot of mystique and that's how I get sucked in initially. Anyways, I'm brimming with so much excitement when I hear that Bonobo is actually playing somewhere on the west coast. You can imagine the plethora of thoughts: "Oh my god. Could this actually be happening? I wonder if he's going to play any of his own material. I wonder if he'll slip in any surprises."