Reaching toward a rock star is a popular way to let them know that, unlike most fans, you appreciate both their musical work and their supple hand skin. Raise the roof with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one festival package to the 2011 Hoodang at Santa Ysabel Casino in Julian on Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (a $30 value). Packages include:
- General admission
- 10 tasting tickets
- One souvenir pilsner mug<p>
Santa Ysabel Casino’s Hoodang immerses guests in an outdoor fest of music, gaming, and craft beer. San Diego-based rockers Louis XIV top a lineup of 12 bands, regaling ears with rough-and-tumble tunes, and Sprung Monkey adds its punk-rock sensibilities to the musical mix, inspiring exuberant dancing and impromptu mohawk-growing contests. Other bands include Midnight Rivals, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, Slpwlkrs, Natural Selection, and more.
Ten tasting tickets allow guests to slake thirsts with artisan beers from such craft brewers as Ell River Brewing Company, Coronado Brewing Company, and Julian Hard Cider, all of which are commemorated by a souvenir pilsner mug. An outdoor gaming tent—staffed by lovely ladies from the Hustler Casino—proffers ample opportunity to recoup ticket costs, and an open raffle offers guests the chance to win a Taylor guitar for stylish strumming or tragic smashing. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go toward reforesting the fire-ravaged Cuyamaca State Park.