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Murakami @ MIT

Did anyone actually get in to the Murakami talk at MIT last night? Everyone I’m talking to had the same experience as we did–they showed up very early to get seats and it was already packed full, one person said they were kicked out because people without seats were booted, no standing room/sitting on stairs allowed. Who are all these people who showed up hours early for this thing? Some busload of Murakami fans from another dimension?

Here’s some photos of the crowd, before the police showed up to kick out everyone without a seat: I actually see someone I know in that photo, the fucker.

And an account of the talk here:

UPDATE: An inside source tells me the police turned away 1300 people. The room held a bit over 500.

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