Saturday, August 21, 2010
Coming Soon to the Moore!
At first, this show reminded me in a very tangential way of The Office episode where Michael has a fun run to combat rabies. The point is made over and over again that rabies is a treatable disease and that the event is completely unnecessary. I kind of felt the same way about this show. I mean, BP has at least $20 billion to give away. That much cash can smooth over quite a few financial bumps amongst those who were impacted by the disaster. Plus the oil seems to be dissipating quite nicely, thank you very much. So why have a benefit concert? Well, it turns out that the proceeds go to the Gulf Restoration Network, an organization keeping a close eye on both the government and BP. That's a fine thing. In addition to having various Seattle musicians of note (Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, Kim Virant, Mark Pickerel and my personal backgammon nemesis, Ty Bailie, among others) onstage, there will be a silent auction AND a couple guys from Deadliest Catch talking about stuff. So yeah, my verdict: necessary.