Pigroast? I'm a vegetarian! (Tom Scholz of Boston)
9/4/2012 1:26:00 PM
I've been at KSHE for 21 years and I've seen plenty of cool stuff and weird crap. This falls into the weird crap file. We had to change the name of the Pigroast because Tom Scholz of Boston wouldn't play if we didn't.
The first Pigroast was two years ago and it was a great event and no pigs were slaughtered. Last year we didn't have one because we just couldn't get the acts that we wanted. So this year, we were bound and determined to have one and we did...kind of.
We were satisfied with the line up that our friends at LiveNation presented to us for this year's Pigroast. Headlined by Boston, it also included Kansas, April Wine, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Joe Dirt and Divine Sorrow. Tickets went on sale and the KSHE promotion monster was in full force. Meaning, we started our massive campaign to get the word out about the show and we started giving away tickets for the show.
About a week or two after the on-sale date, we received word that Boston would not play an event called, "Pigroast." The reason? Tom Scholz of Boston is a vegetarian and wanted no part of it. Well...we couldn't believe it, I told my boss that this was our event and if he didn't like it then we can find someone else. There was even a name change in the works perhaps calling it, "Pigtoast." Pigtoast....bleh. After going back and forth it was decided that we would drop the name and just treat it as any other concert.
I'm not a vegetarian and I don't have any problem with anyone that is (even though I don't get it). However, when someone's beliefs get pushed on me I really don't like that either. Not at all. I guess Tom felt the same way.
There were plenty of tickets printed with Pigroast on them so if you have one then keep it. Next year we'll make sure we have some meat lovin' bands and maybe slaughter a few pigs on stage. (Just kidding, settle down)