Opened on July 22, 2012
It appears that the best surf band in the universe, MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?, will be touring this fall in the United States. We here at Culture Cringe feel that it is time that they grace one of the best stages in the world, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. If we could get 2,500 people to sign this petition saying that they would attend such an amazing event, we feel we could present this to the Ryman with confidence of a guaranteed sell-out. There are many reasons we feel that this show would work, and there are opportunities for really cool things to come out of this.......
1). Man or Astro-man? have made a return, but we don't know how long it will be until they render their spacecraft operable and leave us for good. We need to take advantage of this opportunity and provide the best stage and sound possible.
2). The Ryman is not The Nick, The Earl, or The End. We feel like this venue would give all astro-fans a reason to travel across state to see a show, so we would expect fans from surrounding states.
3). We guarantee that someone would fly in from South America.
4). The Ryman should not feel that they are above booking a surf band like Man or Astro-man?. They recently booked Metric. Now you tell me who's going to go to that.
5). The old people who work there would dig the astro-men. Much more than most rock bands that get booked there, that's for sure. Plus, many of them were probably in their prime when surf rock was king.
6). There would be no "sit down, stand up" drama because sitting down would not be an option for all able concert goers.
7). Jack White would probably show up, if you're into that kinda thing.
8). Everyone in Nashville would FINALLY have a good view of the excellent astro-light show and visuals. You wouldn't be stuck behind "that guy", and if you are short you could opt for the balcony.
9). Their excellent reverb tone would please The Ryman. The ghosts would be happy.
10). AMAZING filming opportunity for the astro-men.
11). We could probably convince a living astronaut to introduce the astro-men onto the stage. I feel this is possible because old people love the idea of going to Nashville and especially The Ryman. This is somewhat related to point 5.
12). Hatch Show Print would get another chance to design a poster for a unique band, that is, if they don't mail it in like they have been recently.
13). TESLA COIL AT THE RYMAN
14). Coco would probably become the first performer in Ryman history to make it up to the balcony mid-performance.
15). They have as much to do with 90s pop culture to most of us as Weird Al had to do with 80s pop culture. The Ryman just hosted Mr. Yankovic.
The list goes on and on. Let's show The Ryman Auditorium that if they booked this fantastic band, we would make it worth their while. I mean, the Mercy Lounge is cool and all but c'mon......TESLA COIL AT THE RYMAN!!!
By signing this petition you are pledging that you WILL buy at ticket in advance! Don't give me that "uh, I get paid next week" jive!