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Today's Groupon gets you two tickets to Hard Rock Cafe's benefit to fight breast cancer on October 16. Four-piece cover band HoneyCircuit will play '70s rock, '80s new wave, '90s pop, and '00s dance hits while you dine on the delectable nacho appetizer included with this Groupon. Hard Rock wants to pack the place for a hard-rocking party that rocks harder than the hard rockers that HoneyCircuit covers such as Gwen Stefani/No Doubt, The Killers, Guns 'N Roses, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Duran-Duran would rock hard if those hard-rockers could be there to rock hard for this hard-rocking event.
Normally, to hear Queen or any of these other bands live would require paying for an expensive ticket, standing in a gigantic crowd of sweaty people singing "Fat Bottomed Girls," traveling back in time, or resurrecting Freddie Mercury. With this Groupon you can hear the music of Queen live, and with nachos. Hard Rock Cafe on Pier 39 is the place to hear the music live, with nachos, and plenty of memorabilia from bands that have made it big. Enjoy great views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and SF Bay against the party at Hard Rock.
Partial proceeds will benefit the Keep-A-Breast Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to eradicate breast cancer through prevention, early detection, and support. Keep-A-Breast aims to increase breast cancer awareness among young people through arts events and educational programs. The October 16 event is part of Pinktober 2009, Hard Rock's worldwide breast cancer awareness and fundraising program that's now in its 10th year. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m.
Tom Cochrane: Escape From Alcatraz
Today’s Groupon pairs the music of artists such as Tom Cochrane, the original singer of “Life Is A Highway,” with a view of the famous prison, Alcatraz. This combination hasn’t existed since 1994, when Tom Cochrane produced the loosely biographical film Tom Cochrane: Escape From Alcatraz. Here are the key differences between the film’s Tom Cochrane and the actual Tom Cochrane:
Real Tom: Born in Manitoba, Tom moved to Los Angeles to write music for films, but was forced to move back to Canada when his career didn’t take off.
Movie Tom: Born on the mean streets, Tom is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. To prevent a nuclear bomb only he knows of from detonating, he’ll have to escape…from Alcatraz!
Real Tom: In Canada, he recorded with the band Red Rider for 10 years.
Movie Tom: In prison, he fought sadistic guards who broke his guitar, but never his spirit.
Real Tom: After years of hard work, Tom eventually found solo success in both his native Canada and across the world with “Life is a Highway.”
Movie Tom: When Dracos makes him choose between rescuing LeAnndra and saving Los Angeles from nuclear disaster, Tom uses the guitar pick he got from Lifer Bob to cause Draco to accidentally electrocute himself. Tom embraces LeAnndra and says, “Sorry, Draco, you’re highway,” as the credits roll.
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