Tue, Apr 01, 2008
No Beach Boys This Year For Oshkosh
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Acknowledging
that "even The Beach Boys grow stale after you've seen them twice
in two years," officials at the Experimental Aircraft Association
announced this week attendees for this summer's AirVenture 2008
will be treated instead to something entirely different.
"EAA is proud to present something different for AirVenture
audiences, and to the population of Oshkosh, Wisconsin," said EAA
President Tom Poberezny. "In combination with EAA's desire to
attract a younger, more diverse audience to aviation, we have
invited some of the nation's top hip-hop, rap, and alt-metal groups
to perform at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration."
While the final performer list for the Monday, July 28 concert
was still being ironed out at press time, confirmed performers for
the four-hour concert on AeroShell Square will include the Beastie
Boys, Kanye West, Linkin Park, and Jay-Z.
"We've loved having The Beach Boys perform over the past two
years," Poberezny added, "and our audiences loved them, as well.
But let's face it -- even the Beach Boys grow a bit stale after a
while, as several attendees told us after last year's show. We felt
it was time for a breath of fresh air, and some deep-thumping bass
As in years' past, attendance to the show will be free to all
AirVenture ticket-holders. The performance will kick off
immediately following Monday's scheduled air show, and ear-plug
vendors will be stationed at several locations throughout AeroShell
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