I listen to NPR radio a lot while driving. It’s usually the station I have on in the car, and only switch when they have their ‘pledge drive’ or B is in the car and wants to hear music. The local station’s summer pledge drive was over last week, but they are still trying to raise more money. One of the ways to get some funds is by offering tickets to shows; the station usually gets a local show or touring company to just give them all the tickets for one performance, or a big block of tickets. They then sell the tickets for around face value, people get to see a show and the station gets some money. In the past there have been tickets for most of the Cirque shows and other long term events.
This month they are pushing tickets for Cheap Trick, in town with a full orchestra performing the entire Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, in addition to their own music. I almost have every word of their pitch down, as I get to hear it about every ten minutes. So here’s to Cheap Trick and their big hit from the late 70’s:
They are here for several shows, the benefit one is for the 18th, looks like somebody already caught them and posted a (not very good) video of part of the performance
They never performed I live, but the album and Yellow Submarine cartoon came out my first year in college. It’s still pretty good, and probably quite a few people know the words to all the songs on the album
OK, the trippiest one: