A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to a see a concert at House of Blues Orlando. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get one general admission ticket to the Indigo Girls on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. (up to a $35 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
- For $6, you get one general admission ticket to Departure – A Tribute to Journey on Friday, March 29, at 8:30 p.m. (up to a $13 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
In 1985, childhood friends Emily Sailers and Amy Ray played their first show as the Indigo Girls. Marrying Sailers's devotion to folk stalwarts such as Joni Mitchell with Ray's love of confessional, confrontational bards such as Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg, their sound propelled them to major-label success and mainstream accolades. Nearly three decades and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album later, the two continue to churn out songs gifted with a mixture of sensitive balladry and politically-conscious messages. Their latest album, 2011's Beauty Queen Sister, finds Sailers and Ray reunited with producer Peter Collins, whose clear-eyed production added warmth and winsomeness to previous Indigo Girls outings including Swamp Ophelia and Rites of Passage. In addition to examining the emotions and longing of everyday life, the album also confronts the big issues of the day: "John" traces the contemporary connection between Native American life and environmental stewardship, and "War Rugs" blends optimism for 2011's Arab Spring uprisings with empathy for the soldiers on the ground.
Departure - A Tribute to Journey
After five years of refining their band’s sound, look, and onstage chemistry, Departure’s quintet bears an uncanny resemblance to the golden, mid-period lineup of Journey. With a white suit jacket and flowing hair, lead vocalist Brian Williams is a dead ringer for Steve Perry, shattering audience members’ monocles with his stratospheric pipes while also cajoling the crowd to sing along. The show even pays homage to Journey’s early days by transforming keyboardist Joel Hayes into Gregg Rolie, who lent fuller-throated lead vocals to more freewheeling songs such as “Look Into the Future” and “Mystery Mountain.” The two-hour set packs in a laundry list of fan favorites, mobilizing audiences with the crunchy power chords and stacked harmonies of arena rock mainstays “Any Way You Want It” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
House of Blues Orlando
Perched in Downtown Disney West Side, House of Blues Orlando resembles something of a backwoods theme park itself. Giant signs herald the venue from atop an old water tower taken from Mickey Mouse’s ancestral estate, and between trees wrapped entirely in twinkling lights stands a sprawling, neon-lit wooden roadhouse whose stage and lantern-strung patio bustle with boisterous entertainments nearly every night. A box of Delta Mississippi mud beneath its stage links it to its sister locations across the country.