Despite the impression you might get from the radio, the Californian quartet headlining this weekend’s Big Day Off in Mount Pearl have more going for them than the junk in Fergie’s trunk. Top five reasons why The Black Eyed Peas are worthy of your Labour Day attentions:
1. They’re five months into a North American tour. You know they’re gonna be groovin’ like a well-oiled machine.
2. I saw them play the Big Day Out 2004 in Auckland and they kicked ass. Sure, I was drunk, but you could be, too. There’s a beer tent.
3. BEP are active supporters of Burmese activist and Nobel Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. Socially-conscious, breakdancing, peace-loving rappers. What more could you ask for?
4. Their accompanying acts are nothing to sneeze at: Pussycat Dolls, The Philosopher Kings, local boys Crush and a mystery guest TBA
5. Despite the rumours, the Big Day Off website maintains that Fergie will definitely be there.
Big Day Off takes place at the Pearlgate Concert Grounds in Mount Pearl this Monday (Labour Day). Tickets are $57.50, for info call 1-866-895-2297.
– Dana Cooper