California Couple To Put On Twisted Sister Concert
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Lori Basheda of The Orange County Register reports that a Newport Beach, California couple borrowed $100,000 to book TWISTED SISTER with the hopes that they will sell enough tickets to make all their money back, and then some.
The couple dreamed up the scheme on the heels of their engagement in September (while listening to a TWISTED SISTER song) as a way to start their marriage off on the right foot.
Now, you might be thinking, going into debt $100,000 to throw a heavy metal concert sounds suspiciously like starting off on the wrong foot.
But then you haven’t heard the whole story. The Dec. 14 show will raise money for the Southern California families of military personnel in Iraq.
If "A Twisted Christmas…Caroling for the Corps" sells all 4,300 seats at the Bren Events Center at UCI, it will pay off the loan the couple took out, and raise more than $100,000 for the Southern California Chapter of Operation Homefront, a national organization that helps pay the bills for the families of deployed troops and those who return home wounded.
It's a big if. The couple has 3,700 tickets to sell, and only seven days left to sell them. TWISTED SISTER and two other bands, METAL SKOOL and THE IRON MAIDENS (a female tribute band to IRON MAIDEN), didn't commit until about three weeks ago, so the couple hasn't had much time to get the word out.
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