I've seen Iggy Pop perform twice, both in 1988. I saw him once with roommates Mark and Dan and some other friends at the Cabaret Metro, which was a two minute walk from our Wrigleyville apartment, and later, in the summer with the Ramones and the Dickies at the infamous Aragon Ballroom (aka the Aragon Brawlroom). He kicked ass in nine different ways both times.
So what's even better than seeing Iggy perform again? Try seeing the Ig perform with all the original surviving Stooges. It gets even better: former Minuteman and Firehose bassist Mike Watt is filling in for the late bassist Dave Alexander.
I'll be seeing Iggy and the reconsituted Stooges on April 15 at the Congress Theater, here in Chicago. I bought my ticket online last night after talking to Dan, who had already gotten his ticket. It'll be a busy concert week-- Kim and I are seeing Lucinda Williams, something we've wanted to do since we met, at the Vic Theater the night before that.
Remember the story that went around in the eighties about the ridiculous riders on Van Halen's concert contracts? I think it was something like removing the brown M and M's in the post-concert buffett. Well, Smoking Gun got ahold of Iggy's funny, stream-of-conciousness concert rider: