Monday, April 27, 2009

By popular demand: Barenaked Ladies!

You asked for it, John Bowlin, and RAGBRAI delivered. That's right, big guy. Your virgin voyage was nudity free, except for when you dangled on the fence at the pool in Missouri Valley. For 2009, RAGBRAI presents the Barenaked Ladies!

RAGBRAI participants are eligible to purchase a special all-weekend pass (to the sixth annual Mid-America Ribfest), which includes the Barenaked Ladies concert for only $10.

Barenaked Ladies were founded in 1988 and hail from Toronto. In their 20-year
existence they have recorded 10 studio albums, a live album, released a greatest hitspackage and sold more than 14 million albums. The band has carved a niche amongst
music fans with such classic songs as “One Week,” “Pinch Me” and “If I Had
$1,000,000.”

The band is a favorite of Buffalo native and CoeBRAI champion Tom Hicks. I'm also a fan and consider this a vast improvement over last year's Mr. Roboto. That it opens the ride is an interesting twist, but we'll manage, I'm sure.

The concert is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on the eve or our 53-mile trek to Red Oak. In Council Bluffs, we'll be staying with Wyatt Yates, a 2006 graduate and alumni of the #4 wrestling team in the Division 3 nation. This will be a fun start!

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