Jamie Lee Curtis has a very valid question — why are there no matinees for concerts?
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While walking the red carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards, Jamie Lee had a little chat with The Hollywood Reporter, during which she went off advocating for early-bird concerts.
After first mentioning how she declined an invite to an Academy Awards dinner due to it starting at 7:30 PM, “because mommy goes to bed early.” And because “7:30 is gonna be nine before we get food, and you know what? There’s nothing good happening with me after nine o’clock. Nothing. Zero!” Jamie Lee carried on with a proposition
“I am gonna just say this now as a taunt and as a suggestion,” Jamie Lee added. “U2 — do a matinee, Coldplay — do a matinee. What about a 12 noon concert, Coldplay? What about it? Bruce Springsteen — do a f***ing matinee! You’re old! Why wouldn’t you let me come see you, Bruce Springsteen, in your glory days – pun intended – and do it at noon or one o’clock? two o’clock! two o’clock matinee!”
“Theatre in New York, two o’clock!, Jamie Lee noted in regards to how plays and musicals accommodate with early bird options.“I will come and hear your five-hour concert, Bruce, at two o’clock, and I’m gonna be home and in bed by 7:30.”
Then, during her recent chat on the Today show to discuss her first-ever Oscar nomination for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Jamie Lee doubled down on her stance. After playing the THR clip from a few days before, Today host Savannah Guthrie asked Jamie Lee, “What time would the dinner have had to have been for you to actually say yes?”, to which she confidently replied, “5.”
Continuing to lead the charge for matinee options for all usually late-starting time events —particularly concerts. Jamie Lee asserted, “Why are there no matinees? I’m curious… I would love to go see Coldplay. I would love it. The problem is, I’m not going to see Coldplay if they start their show at 9 and there’s an opening act. I want to hear Coldplay at 1 PM. And I think if we fill a stadium of people that want to see a matinee of Coldplay, I think we’re gonna start a trend.”
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