Seattle Laserdome

Christmas cash burning a hole in your wallet? We’re never without ideas of where to frivolously spend it, and one of this week’s best involves the Seattle Laserdome. Things you might not know about the 25-year-old venue: 1. The geodesic dome was designed by Buckminster Fuller for the ‘62 World’s Fair, and remains “the largest single-purpose laser theater in the world.” 2. That purpose seems to be hosting laser-lit listening parties (for Queen, Floyd, and the usual classic rock suspects) and live shows by mellow psych bands like Grizzly Bear and Voyager One. 3. Tonight’s show is a Radiohead premiere—and we do hope it’s for their densely atmospheric new album, In Rainbows! 4. $50 to the laserist before the show buys your sweetheart an unforgettable moment of mid-show embarrassment. That’s right, you can get the laser to read whatever you want, whether it’s “Marry Me” or “Pablo Honey Forever.”

Thu., Jan. 3, 9:15 p.m., 2008

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