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The Facebook Trend Of Faking Big Name Acts Playing Podunk Locations Comes To Philly

If you've been on Facebook in the past couple of days, you've likely been overwhelmed by invites to one strange gig after another in which a name act plays a bizarre location: Enya live at a Petsmart in Ohio,  Puddle of Mudd playing a Shoe Carnival in Tennessee, Terence Trent D'Arby performing at Arby's in Austin with opener T'Pau, a show that we would absolutely go...if it actually existed. Some Facebook sleuthing seems to indicate that the trend of fake began with an invite for a show in which Crass played Sea World that circulated last year, and it has since blossomed into a full-scale game of online one-upmanship. (Dane Cook and Staind with special guests Seether and Trapt live at the fireworks tent in the Wilmington, North Carolina K-Mart parking lot, you are trying too hard). If we were to hazard a guess as to what this madness was all about, we'd say its a response to being deluged by invite events, as the quickest way to test a friendship in these enlightened times is to ask a pal to see your play/concert/reading/whatever. But we are burying the lede here as Kate Bush is playing the Palm Tree Market in Fishtown on June 29th! You guys! It won't be long until getting invited to these things becomes as tiresome as the real thing but until then? We're cloudbusting daddy.

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