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February 24, 2009

Charm City Devils to perform with ZZ Top and Buckcherry at Preakness

john allen, charm city devilsBaltimore-based rock group Charm City Devils will perform with Buckcherry and ZZ Top at this year's Preakness celebration.

Remember these guys from the video?

I wonder if they were chosen because of the choice quotes I gave about them.*

"We are so excited to be part of such an extraordinary event,” said John Allen (pictured), front man for the group, in a release ...

"To share the stage with rock legends ZZ Top and the incredible Buckcherry is an honor for us. We hope to make our city of Baltimore and the Maryland Jockey Club proud for having us open 2009's InfieldFEST!"

I'm not sure this lineup is enough to make up for the fact that you can't bring your own beer, wine or water this year

*Since it's sometimes hard to detect sarcasm in writing, I'd just like to say, 'I'm being sarcastic here.'



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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:48 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Local music


i still think this is some sort of huge joke. they really aren't going to go through with this.

I agree to that.

But I really don't think the MD Jockey Club had any other choice. When full cans of beer start getting thrown through the air for no reason people will get hurt and lawsuits will ensue. It seems to me that the blame for that lies more with the crowd that came down from "trashier" neighboring states who didn't have any respect for anyone else in the infield.

NR wrote... " It seems to me that the blame for that lies more with the crowd that came down from "trashier" neighboring states who didn't have any respect for anyone else in the infield."

Got news for you. This crowd is from Maryland.

NR, I dislike people from Pennsylvania just as much as the next Marylander, but to blame them for what was going on in the Preakness infield is preposterous.

I definitely agree that it was mostly Marylanders in that infield. I'm no old-timer, but last year was my 6th or 7th time going and things started to get more aggressive over the past few years. I know that word had spread about the ridiculousness of the infield and more people were taking buses down from nearby cities to be part of it. I don't mind that more people were coming down from out of town. But instead of everyone having a good time like in past years, people didn't care about anyone else and things got out of hand. Based on the fact that my friends and my friends' friends all feel the same way, I have to attribute that to people coming in from outside of the area.

By the way, I'm originally from Pittsburgh so people from PA are all good in my book... Steelers fans excluded of course.

The real story here is Magna. That's if anyone has been paying attention.

Magna Entertainment has until March 20, 2009 to raise and compensate MI Development $275 million dollars.

Magna Entertainment has until March 5, 2009 to raise and compensate a Canadian Bank $40 million for unpaid loans. Mind you, this date has been pushed five times thus far.

Magna's stock is currently trading at thirty cents a share.

Magna has retained a prominent law firm focusing on corporate bankruptcy.

State Senate President Thomas Miller is working hard to ensure Preakness stays in Maryland, but isn't too confident in his ability to do so.

Enjoy this year's Preakness, as it may be the last for Maryland. There's a much bigger story here than not being able to bring beer.

Oh yes the video, a major case of the yawns with a really annoying soundtrack. I hope this Areosmith - ACDC group of emulators sound better live.

It sounds like the enjoyment level is getting a little threadbare these days.

The audience rates the following remark, William Steig, the guy who wrote Shrek, once captioned one of his cartoons; "People are no damn good".

SHREK! original drawings:

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