02.10.10

If You Like Music That Sucks, You’ll Love Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney

Posted in Baseball, Rock Und Roll at 2:56 pm by

“While I’d never want a dirty bomb to detonate in Chicago,” writes Kevin Rhys, “if it has to happen I have three dates to propose.” Kevin’s entirely rational response comes on the heels of confirmation that Wrigley Field’s hosting of Jimmy Buffett concerts was a mere prelude to routinely scheduled aesthetic atrocities. From the Sun-Times’ Fran Spielman :

Elton John and Billy Joel and the Dave Matthews Band will headline three more concerts this summer at Wrigley, thanks to an “exception” to the night-game ordinance that Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) plans to introduce at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

Elton John and Billy Joel will reprise last year’s wildly popular concerts on July 7 ” a Wednesday night.

The Dave Matthews Band ” whose bus driver notoriously unloaded 800 pounds of human waste on a tour boat passing under the Kinzie Street bridge in 2004 — is expected to headline Friday and Saturday night concerts in September. The dates haven’t been finalized.

Last summer, the Cubs held an unprecedented three Wrigley concerts in one summer week — two by Elton John and Billy Joel, one by Rascal Flatts.

When the Southport Neighbors Association argued that it was too big a burden, in part because of a conflict with the group’s neighborhood festival, Tunney called it a one-year experiment. He promised that, if things didn’t go well, “There’ll be no more concerts.”

5 Responses to “If You Like Music That Sucks, You’ll Love Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney”

  1. kt says:

    He promised that, if things didn’t go well, “There’ll be no more concerts.”

    whoa, how did i miss this the first time around. looks like i can take matters into my own hands. i’m reasonably certain i can rally enough people to ensure “things [don't] go well”.

  2. You mean a SECOND dirty bomb, Kevin.

  3. kt says:

    i suppose i could leave it up to the general d-bag citizenry of wrigleyville and the beer vendors and let nature take its course.

  4. Pete Segall says:

    I dunno. I’d expect the news that Dave Matthews is playing Wrigley to be met by the folks who live on Southport with same sort of reception that the people on True Blood gave to the God Who Comes.

  5. WeWanttheFunk says:

    Of course, The Dave Matthews Band have been dumping complete shit on people for years.

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