A massive Best Buy store is opening in downtown (well, 7th and Cambie) Vancouver. I’m not crazy about big box stores in the centre of the city, but I’m even less crazy about pop stars playing at the store opening. That’s what’s happening tomorrow, when the Black Eyed Peas rock the socks off pasty electronics clerks:
Customers can line-up before 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 to win a wristband to attend the Black Eyed Peas performance, which will take place at approximately noon on Friday, July 22. Before 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, customers can line up to win a $500 gift card. In addition to the feature performance, Friday’s events will include the announcement of Best Buy and City TV’s “Singer’s Corner” winners (11:00 a.m.); a performance by Sweatshop Union (11:30 a.m.); meet-and-greet with Brendan Morrison of the Vancouver Canucks (5:00 p.m.); and various gaming tournaments (5:00-7:00 p.m.).
I shouldn’t be surprised–today’s music industry is an integrity-free zone. And I take it Brendan didn’t make enough cash playing in Sweden last season. Times are tough for NHL players.