The Pittsburgh Pirates were having a fireworks night at PNC Park on Thursday. They beat the Astros and the whether was nice, and everyone was having a good time. Until Me First and the Gimme Gimmes took the stage.
I'm not exactly sure what the Pirates organization was expecting to happen, but Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a punk rock cover band. In Pittsburgh. At a baseball game. You see where this is going? People booed, and shortly after they realized what they were hearing, left. They were booked for three consecutive nights, and fired after the first one.
Sensing an uncanny ability to pick wildly inappropriate musical act for the venue, ABC immediately contacted the Pirates organization and expressed an interest in hiring the guy to pick the music that will accompany the NBA Finals next year.
As a helpful public service, I've compiled a list of bands that might have worked better in Pittsburgh:
• Donnie Iris
• Whoever did the Steelers Polka in the 1970s
• Kid Rock
• Molly Hatchet
• George Thorogood
• Bob Seger
Band strikes out with Pirates fans [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]