Viva Salt Lake City bringing
hot show, seven bands for under $13 per ticket
By Shannon Gibbs
May 31, 2007 -- Are you ready for the revolution? Viva
Salt Lake City, baby!!!
Viva Salt Lake City will consist of one Saturday (June
2) seven bands, one stage, one full bar, a handful of
DJs, sponsors galore and more fun then thought possible
at a single show.
Nowhere else in Utah will you find such an awesome
display of musical talents in one place for just $12.50.
Get your tickets quick, as the price is $20 the day
of the show. (For more info and maps, parking band show
times and more visit www.theblazeonline.com)
Check out this line-up:
Victim Effect, Broke, Dropping Daylight, Red, Royal
Bliss, Flyleaf, and Saliva -- LIVE, Saturday, at the
Hard News Café was curious why 94.9 the Blaze decided
to bring a show of this nature to Utah, so we asked
Big Rog, one of 94.9's DJs
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HNC -- What prompted the creation
of Viva Salt Lake City?
Big Rog- -- We're a radio station.
We love music, especially live music. We get a lot of
good shows in this town, but when it comes to festival-style
concerts, the tickets are pretty outrageous and the
experience isn't always satisfying. It seems that a
lot of media outlets and concert promoters exist solely
for the purpose of squeezing every last dime they can
out of their customers while providing a less-than-satisfactory
experience in return. All of us at The Blaze are calling
bullshit on the whole thing.
Believe it or not, it IS possible to have seven world-class
bands on one stage for under $13. It IS possible to
allow people to come in and out of your venue and still
keep it safe. It IS possible to NOT charge $5 for a
bottle of water. It IS possible to do all of this and
still make a profit on your show. It IS possible to
provide an experience that is centered on the audience,
not the box office.
So why do it? Because we CAN and, dammit, somebody
has to! This isn't just a concert, it's a beginning.
This is a revolution. Viva Salt Lake City.
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So if you're looking for a good music, cool DJs, and
a good time to be had by all, Viva Salt Lake is where
you need to be.
Viva La Revolution!