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Fans High on Eminem's 1st Sober Show

Rapper excited to play show he'll remember later
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2009 11:25 AM CDT
Fans High on Eminem's 1st Sober Show
Fans wait in line for free tickets to an Eminem concert outside Record Time in Roseville, Mich., on Monday.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Some 2000 lucky Eminem fans got to see a rarity last night: a mini-concert in which the rapper was sober, MTV reports. “This might actually be one of the best shows I’ve ever done, ‘cause when I get offstage, I’m actually going to remember it,” Eminem told the audience at the 35-minute set in his hometown of Detroit.

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The festivities marked the release of Relapse, the first record in 4 years from the star who has spoken candidly about his addiction to prescription drugs. Fans waited in line for hours, and completed Twitter-powered scavenger hunts across the city in order to score tickets. The consensus: “It was amazing. It was short, but it was really good.” (Read more Eminem stories.)

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