One-Time Relevant Band Blues Traveler to Regale Pacers Fans

October 21, 2008 – 12:23 pm by admin

Sometimes sports franchises do funny things to reinvigorate the local fan base. Think about it for a minute. Now we bring you this gem:

The Indianapolis Pacers are putting on a free concert before their Nov. 1 home opener at Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis to celebrate their 10th year in that fine basketball facility. The featured band you ask? Why, Blues Traveler of course.

For those interested, the free concert begins at 5 p.m. Ah, an outside concert at the beginning of November in Indiana. Now that sounds fantastic. It’s even better when you get a band everybody knows but nobody can think of a song that’s been popular by them in the last, oh, 10 years.

Don’t get us wrong, we dug what they were all about. Front man John Popper is skinny now, so we hear, and he can straight wail on that harmonica. We can dig that blues rock stuff.

And don’t forget it was Blues Traveler rocking the Amish crowd at the end of “Kingpin,” one of the greatest sports films of all time.

But let’s be serious, it’s kind of like going to the county fair and seeing .38 Special (yep, done it). All the old people are rocking and “Hold On Loosely” is still a pretty sweet jam, but after the concert is over everybody goes, “Man, those cats are washed up.”

Ah, well hell, it’s free. Who are we kidding? Hit it up, Pacers fans. We’re sure it’ll be worth every penny.

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  1. 4 Responses to “One-Time Relevant Band Blues Traveler to Regale Pacers Fans”

  2. Psshh, you call that a concert? The Rays had MC Hammer!

    By Cousin Charlie on Oct 21, 2008

  3. I guess on Nov. 1 we will find if The Hook does indeed bring people back.

    By Hickey on Oct 22, 2008

  4. Well then,lets just all toss our record collections if the band doesnt have a recent hit.I mean todays music is so well written w/ a great abundance of talented musicians topping the charts.Right?Pfffttt!
    After all bands like Jimmy Buffett and the Grateful Dead had such great followings due to their annual chart topping hits.I will go to see Blues Traveler. Never have seen them live and if they are washed up,it didnt cost more than gas and parking. Any concert is a 50/50 toss up on whether your satisfied. The acoustics outside will be better than all the concerts Ive seen inside Conseco(Pacers home)not to mention its the only Pacers related event Ive had reason to get excited about in years.As long as Jamal Tinsley doesnt do a “drive by” it should be fun.What the hell.
    By the way the forecast for early November as of now shows a high of 70 degrees.

    By Uncle Buck on Oct 26, 2008

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