Good news: it’s only 308 days till Sade plays at the United Center. You’ll be able to buy tickets starting October 18. I would suggest paying for the “print at home” so-called convenience fee so you can keep them on your hard drive, thus avoiding the obvious problems with having a physical ticket mailed to you almost a year in advance of the event.

I’m going to go ahead and pencil in “completely losing my shit when they play ‘By Your Side'” on my Best Things of 2011 list. The question is, in a venue like the United Center, will they use thousands of regular-size sticks of incense or one insanely big stick of incense?