Got this little nugget in my e-mail after I replied on Nils's web site. First thirty who replied got to go I'm a long time fan of Nils but I am not sure which has me more fired up, seeing Nils live with thirty other people or the XM studios. I'll post back tomorrow night or Friday. Nils was on The Loft Channel 50 in early 2004. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU have been selected for the audience at XM Satellite Radio's Performance Theater in Washington, DC for a special performance from NILS LOFGREN Thursday, February 24th. LOGISTICS: When: Thursday, February 24 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Performance Timing: Please arrive at the XM lobby by 1:15 - 1:30 pm at the latest. We ask everyone to be at XM at least 45 minutes before the performance for processing, which includes a security check and signing a waiver to allow us to use your voice and image in a later broadcast. Please understand that there often are instances when the performance does not start on time. The session is expected to take approximately one hour to 90 minutes. There is no photography, recording equipment, food or drink allowed in the studio. We ask that you do not bring any other bags or packages with you. Security: When you get to XM, enter the front of the building and there will be someone there to greet you starting at 1:30 pm. Please do not arrive earlier. For security purposes, XM will only admit people who have been confirmed by us and are on the guest list. Do not bring any guests or friends who have not been confirmed in advance - they will not be admitted. Also, please bring a valid driver's license for identification. Everyone will pass through a metal detector to ensure there are no hidden recording devices. We are very serious about protecting artists and their performances from theft. Location: XM's street address is: 1500 Eckington Place, Northeast Washington, DC 20002 XM is located at the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues in Northeast, Washington, DC. There is plenty of on-street parking available in front of our building, in front of the Fedex building across the street and in the neighborhood adjoining our headquarters. Metro: There is a shuttle from Union Station to XM that picks up and drops off on the west side of the station, in front of the Bureau of Labor Statistics on First Street, NE just across the street from the Metro Station entrance. The shuttle has an XM logo on its door. It departs Union Station at approximately :15 and :45 minutes past each hour. You are welcome to use this transportation. If you choose to walk from Union Station, it is a fifteen minute walk up First Street, NE. A new Metro station has opened across the street from XM, the New York Avenue/Florida Avenue/Gallaudet University Station. It is approximately 10 minutes by foot. Canceling: If for any reason you find that you will be unable to attend the performance at any point prior, please contact me as soon as possible at 202.380.4020. There is a long waiting list for the show and we want to make sure we are fair to all of those who are interested in attending. Also, as you can imagine, it is not considerate to the artist to have them perform to empty seats. Broadcast: The session is being taped for broadcast on XM. Thanks XM Satellite Radio Inc.