Kill Hannah & Bad City's clever CD strategy
Most bands set up merchandise tables at their shows and wait for the crowds to come to them.
The bands dispatched two young women with push-up bras, mile-high pumps and bleached blonde hair into the audience with handfuls of the bands' CDs.
The girls would walk up to people during the Smashing Pumpkins' set and ask them if they wanted to buy a CD for $5.
Having missed both openers, I didn't bite on their offer. But I realized just how smart of a strategy it was ...
Near the end of the Pumpkins' set, I felt someone squeeze my behind. A little freaked out, I turned to my left, where a guy had just walked up. I eyed him strangely, but he didn't pay me the time of day. Then I looked to my right, and there were the CD chicks, talking to some dude. I can't prove it, but I'm sure it was them.
I still didn't buy a CD.(Baltimore Sun photo by Josh Sisk)
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