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)

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.

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.” (More Eminem stories.)

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