Skip to comments.Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Black Keys to headline Global Festival (volunteer for UN NGO for tickets)
Posted on 08/07/2012 8:59:24 AM PDT by dead
The Global Festival, which will bring Neil Young, the Black Keys, the Foo Fighters and others to New York City on Sept. 29, is free. Concerts held in Central Park are required to be.
But there's a catch. And it's a big one.
In order to get your tickets for the consciousness-raiser, which is timed to coincide with a United Nations General Assembly meeting on global poverty, you've got to demonstrate that you're a supporter of the NGO that's sponsoring the show. That means going to work for it for free.
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The organization may well have the muscle and the resolve to do the brutal job it is promising to do. But the ticketing model that Global Poverty Project is using for Global Festival is an oddly coercive one, and I really hope it doesn't catch on. Concertgoers should never have to work for free for an organization any organization...
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New York City and state taxpayers will no doubt foot the bill for security at this concert and the surrounding neighborhood, while a UN NGO reaps all the benefits.
I wonder if the same deal would be available to a non-global-marxist charity...
(BTW, the US GNI (14,600,828,000,000) is three times higher than any other nation.)
I look forward to the aid monies that will be distributed to the United States from the event.
Oh, I almost forgot... we get nothing, ‘cause we’re baaaaad.
Hell, just buy a ticket!
I wouldn’t walk across the street to see any of these has-beens, never-was. Neil Young may be the most emotionally self-indulgent folkie is history.
I hope this won’t become customary for all entertainers. I don’t care what charities or causes they support, but I don’t want to have to work for those charities or causes in order to get a ticket.
These days there are few artists I would pay to see. I’m not about to work for a ticket too.
How can you call the Foo Fighters has-beens or never-was? They’re the last bastion of a great American rock and roll band.
Where’s Bono? he luvs him some UN.
You cannot buy a ticket. That is the point.
In order to see the show, you must do volunteer work for the UN. But US taxpayers will likely foot the security and clean up costs of the event.
Have you seen this:
If Wembley had a roof, it would have blown off.
I own the Wembley performance on DVD. It’s one of the greatest rock performances I’ve ever seen. They also did “Rock ‘n Roll” with the remnants of Led Zepplin with Taylor Hawkins singing and Dave Grohl on drums. Dave Grohl is a musical genius; not only that, but he just seems to be an all around good dude. He found out that the Westboro Baptist nuts were going to protest at a concert in Kansas City, so he got the Foo Fighters to put on country costumes and pulled around on a trailer before their show and played a filthy song called “Keep it Clean” to the Westboro Baptist nutjobs.
I loved his Grammy speech too. “To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone, learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding absolutely correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (pointing to his heart) and what goes on here (pointing to his head) Long live rock ‘n’ roll!”
As you can tell, I’m a fan.
They're a fantastic band, and Grohl does give every appearance of being a great guy. No nonsense and sincere.