I’m not sure how the Mr. Blotto fans get the word around, but they sure know how to dominate some Cover Wars and they are the winner of last week’s Pinball Wizard edition.
After ten weeks of writing Cover Wars, I think it is time for a change in format. Previously, we’ve been putting up multiple versions of the same song for comparison. What I’m going to do for the next ten weeks is pick an album and select different artists for each track. This week’s selection will be Led Zeppelin’s 5th album, Houses of The Holy.
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When news surfaced of Live Nation’s ban on tailgating for some concerts at NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center we thought we’d ask our resident cynical-curmudgeon Chilly Jackwater to weigh on in the issue, with what we hope will be more then a one-shot. So after months as a HT commenter, here’s Chilly:
In the wake of news that Live Nation will crack down hard on tailgating at O.A.R., 311, and John Mayer shows this summer, we’ve come up with a few MORE ways that they could alienate their customers:
1. Banning residents of Chelsea from attending Madonna concerts
2. Prohibiting Hawaiian shirts at Jimmy Buffet shows
3. Announcing that Poison cannot play Every Rose Has Its Thorn this summer
4. Banning horn-rimmed glasses and facial hair at Arcade Fire shows
5. Prohibiting any use of cell phone cameras at Animal Collective concerts
6. Making the age limit at Umphrey’s McGee shows 30+
7. Making the age limit at Rolling Stones shows 20-
8. Enforcing a “Smooth Jazz Performances Only” edict at McCarren Pool
Here’s a tip for any of you who work in big business in ANY industry: At this point in time, following the example of record labels and the RIAA – which is EXACTLY what Live Nation is doing – is not exactly the recipe for success. Essentially Live Nation is taking away tailgating, a major aspect of the summer show-going experience, from a humongous group of customers who kinda sorta like that stuff: College-aged fans.
READ ON for more of Chilly’s warm feelings for Live Nation…