Detroit Trying to Oust Nickelback From Lions' Halftime Show
How far would you be willing to go to show Nickelback that you hate them? For Detroit, a city responsible for musical gems like Motown, the MC5 and the White Stripes, that answer is “pretty far.” At the time of this publication, nearly 30,000 people have banded together to sign a petition to replace the arena rockers at the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving halftime show.
What’s the reason? Well, first of all, people outside of Detroit will actually watch the Lions’ halftime show this year. For the first time in a long, long time, the Lions are a winning team, so it’s natural that with a potentially huge audience watching, the team and the people of Detroit don’t want Nickelback to have anything to do with them. I mean, we’re talking about the guys guilty of writing hits like “Photograph,” “Some Day” and “How You Remind Me,” after all.
Here’s what the petition says:
This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?! Does anyone even like Nickelback? Is this some sort of ploy to get people to leave their seats during halftime to spend money on alcoholic beverages and concessions? This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs. The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime.
You can take a look at (and sign) the petition here. This wouldn’t be the first time that like-minded individuals have banded together to save the eardrums of fellow music listeners. Just look at what Portugal did a few years ago: