Yesterday, I scored tickets to KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast show, which will be occurring this year on June 12 at
Irvine Meadows Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The lineup is always fantastic, but this year I absolutely HAD to go because the Beastie Boys are headlining. It’s almost as fantastic as the lineup three years ago when the concert was opened by Stabbing Westward, one of my favorite bands, and I got to watch the lead singer perform shirtless with sweat dripping down his perfect, six-pack abs… wait, what was I talking about again?
I’m feeling a bit conflicted, though – I don’t usually go see live music by major-label bands anymore because I hate Big Evil Ticketbastard, and not only did I have to utilize their evil, evil systems to purchase my tickets to this show, the show is also organized by Big Evil ClearChannel’s concert division, who I also avoid at all costs. (I even removed ClearChannel-owned stations from my radio presets in my car, because I’m a nutjob and I know which major stations in L.A. are owned by which major entertainment conglomerates.)
Anyway, if you weren’t a complete goober like me and didn’t sit in front of your computer refreshing the presale website every 1.5 seconds until the “buy your shizzle now!” button appeared precisely at 3:00:01 p.m., the tickets are available for sale to the public tomorrow at noon. Get ’em while they’re hot, if you’ve got easily manipulated anti-corporate convictions like I do.