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Opener for 2nd Halifax show!

Turns out they are having a contest locally this week to determine the opener for the second night. There's four different bands I think being judger and the winner has the task of warming up the crowd Monday night. It's a good idea but personally, I'm glad I'll be at the first night.

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I would love to be judge. that would be cool as f***, this contest is a wicked idea. SEE YOU AT THE CONCERT

It is a good idea to cull the local talent but as usual, our local radio station is dropping the ball. One of the local bands in the running describe themselves as "folk-rock/pop". I've seen Ozzy with Anthrax, BLS with Strapping Young Lad, but here in Halifax, I get "Faded Blue"? WTF? Go to the contenders respective websites and listen to a couple of samples. I doesn't look good. I've never seen acts like these on an Ozzy bill. Ever.

Edit: I actually got to speak to the program director at the local station. He says he's well aware of the challenges for bands like this on this kind of bill. He too thinks it's going to be interesting to how they fare. It seems these bands have pushed for the slot and really believe they can pull off an Ozzy warm-up slot. Now, what makes a self-described "folk-rock/pop" band think they belong there i'll never know - but i've been assured they know what they are in for. Let's see how they stack up to the likes of Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Lamb of God etc. that have opened up for the Ozzman. :p

Yeah, the contest would be a good idea if the bands shortlisted had anything to do with heavy music or the local metal scene. After the Sat. 26 show, Iron Giant and Hellacaust are playing the Marquee Club in Halifax. Now right there are two great potential openers for the Monday 28th show. At least they play music in the same genre as the headliner. Their show at the Marquee is going to rock a packed house. Faded Blue etc. will be pummelled onstage by the beast that is Zakk Wylde and co.

That's a f***in ripoff, who the f*** wants to see a local band, f*** go downtown any night of the week and see them for $5.00
f***in bulls***