We're used to hearing stories about fans demanding performances from their favorite artists. There's even a company called Eventful that allows artists to smartly tour based on fan requests. But in this case it's the exact opposite: in fact, Detroit Lions fans are now rallying against a planned halftime performance by Nickelback during their Thanksgiving Day classic against the Green Bay Packers.
These are tough fans from Motown, and this movement is gaining steam. There's already an online petition on change.org to affect this change - and it has rallied support from more than 22,850 supporters (and counting). Here are just some of the stark rallying cries...
jkkp Thursday, November 03, 2011
things i'd rather see during halftime:
gaslight anthem covering kelly clarkson
monster truck rally
dark side of the moon laser light show
@DustinFenison Thursday, November 03, 2011
This is funny
@AnthFerraro Thursday, November 03, 2011
@frascognamusic Thursday, November 03, 2011
Martin F. Frascogna
@PatrickTrojman Thursday, November 03, 2011
Motown fans don't mess around.
@WhotuneJeff Thursday, November 03, 2011
@KrisSeabert Thursday, November 03, 2011
@CoatHangerMusic Thursday, November 03, 2011
@erinlyall Thursday, November 03, 2011
Memo for any Meatloaf repeat incidents?
@MusicIdeaz Thursday, November 03, 2011
@BenjiKRogers Friday, November 04, 2011
a dry smile!
Wyatt Friday, November 04, 2011
Nickelback sucks! Give us The Gories!
a Friday, November 04, 2011
Nickelback is the most foul Canandian musical export ever produced. Detroit is right to refuse to have its musical legacy defiled by that shite.
How about MC5? Now that would be most appropriate. Kick Out the Jams Motherfuckers!
Musi2k Friday, November 04, 2011
this is tremendous
@ChrisKDavis Friday, November 04, 2011
@the_PaulBaron Friday, November 04, 2011
Give it up for Motown!!
Payola, anyone? Saturday, November 05, 2011
I would be interested to know how much money this group's team has feeded towards radio/tv stations over the years.
@gmarmina Saturday, November 05, 2011
I tifosi dei Lions hanno ottimi gusti musicali!
Meme Lover Sunday, November 06, 2011
As they should! Long live the Pickle! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-gAy6eYEts
How Memes Get Started Sunday, November 06, 2011
Here's a preview of coming half time attractions - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_7ZOEk0sOA get your flipcams ready :-D