A backstage pass AND a stun gun, a potato sack, and a getaway van.
The NCAA March Madness Championship opened with a whimper last night as The Fray sauntered onto the court and promptly butchered the National Anthem. Choosing to play it with a tambourine and bongos may have been a bad enough decision, but the horrifyingly out-of-tune and jangly guitar turned a bad rendition into an atrocity.
What better praise can there be for a tribute band than to have your band's inspiration come to one of your shows? Former PBS show host Bill Nye swung by a performance of Colorado band Bill Nye and the Science Guys. He danced, sang, and did everything but explain the greenhouse effect.