from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having all tickets or accommodations completely sold, especially ahead of time.
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- adj. Having been entirely sold, so that no stock remains
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- adj. having taken a bribe or bribes
- adj. sold completely in advance
I like a nice dreamlike experience, so you can bet I was pinching myself frequently Thursday night at the Roxy on Hollywood's Sunset Strip, as a fine friend and I joined a sold-out throng in celebrating the outrageously-unlikely reunion and return of Big Audio Dynamite.
But as the Ipswich fans filing out of a sold-out Portman Road well before the final whistle tacitly acknowledged, the visitors did not have to be at their best.
The Dismemberment Plan will perform to much bigger crowds later this week: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday, a sold-out show at the Black Cat on Friday, and then two sold-out nights at the 9:30 Club on Saturday and Sunday.
The Man, invaded the Lower East Side and probably ate real pizza too and wowed a sold-out audience Friday night at the legendary Webster Hall.
The firestorm unleashed by Tiger Mother Amy Chua coincides with sold-out screenings of the documentary Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture, questioning the soundness of our high-stakes, high-pressure school culture.
But regardless, in my mind's eye, a sold-out game involves sad-faced ticket agents hanging a "SOLD OUT!" sign over their windows, while crowds of fans waiting in line throw down their fedoras in anger and instead retire to the neighborhood tobacconist's shop with their transistor radios.
Back in February, Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks thrilled a sold-out Rock and Roll Hotel with their charging post-punk guitars and soaring choruses.
As always, the Redskins sent out a notice on Tuesday alerting fans to the availability of "player/sponsor ticket returns," face value seats for Sunday's sold-out home game.
Now, if you've been to the Park, or to a sold-out show at the 9: 30 club or any party during inauguration week last year, you'd know that no one with any experience behind a clipboard is this nice.
If the band's sold-out show at Rock & Roll Hotel back in February was any indication, that core group is ever-expanding.