We have mused more than once already this year about the refreshing jolt of absurdity brought into the world by the ongoing trend of fake Facebook gig invites, and all the joy that they bring. And while we still feel like before the summer is out, R5 really will be presenting, oh, I dunno, The Lemonheads at Fishtown Planet Fitness (SEAN AGNEW, THIS ONE COULD TOTALLY HAPPEN AND YOU KNOW IT), only one local venue has, unwittingly or not, really captured the heart of this absurd trend and made it real. Like, really real.
Believe it or not, that venue is Sugarhouse. Look at these listings. Scott Stapp, July 9th. Air Supply, August 12th. The motherfucking Gin Blossoms, August 27th. Not at Port Richmond Applebee's. Not at Game Stop. Not at Fat Jack's Comicrypt. At Sugarhouse. All real. No fooling. Actually happening, and in a such a venue it is as if the oft- and well-deservedly-maligned- casino was somehow in on the joke. Were they? Were they not? We will never know. All we do know is that the Internet just crashed into real life as though and as if the singer in Smash Mouth were the Kool-Aid man busting through a brick wall at Pier One.
Well played, Sugarhouse.