And my award for the "OH HELL NO" show of 2008 goes to:
The "Rock Under Cover Tour 08" with the "Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular" tonight [July 19] at Ford Pavilion in - you guessed it - Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas.
While Pink Floyd laser light shows are about as pointless as say, tribute bands, the show does include some actual live music from ... tribute bands.
No Quarter is a Led Zeppelin tribute band and Destroyer is - you guessed it again - a KISS tribute band. [Look, I like KISS, but honestly, Love Gun would have been be a much cooler name, don't you think?]
And tickets are $25 - half a tank of gas for a Ford Focus! Insane.
I'm so sick and fucking tired of all these lame-ass Ford Park shows that I could really just spit. I mean, the place could host local music festivals and bring in cool Texas music artists like Jesse Dayton [he's the guy who provided the music for Banjo & Sullivan in Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects - AND he's from SETX] - but no, instead we get fucking Pink Floyd laser light shows. It's insulting.
If you like rock-n-roll, boycott this show. Instead, go to the Art Studio tonight and check out six local rock bands. All the cool people will be there - and they'll have hot dogs.