Is Rockport trying to steal you away from Fiesta?

Generally speaking, I’m not a conspiracy theorist.  But now that we know the N.S.A. is reading our emails and listening to our phone calls, I’ve begun to look at things with a slightly more suspicious eye.

So when I go to the gimmesound live music listings for Cape Ann tomorrow and notice that the first 2 shows are both in Rockport — and both Free, it’s got me wondering, “Just what’s going on here?”  They’ve got David Coffin at Shalin Liu at 1o am.  And they’re not really pushing that show either.  It’s buried on a page featuring a number of community concerts and events.  To look at it you’d think Rockport Music was giving back to the community — being a good citizen.

Brad ByrdBut then I see the Rockport Farmer’s Market has local rock star Brad Byrd performing at 11:30.  Now what’s that all about?  What’s an award-winning indie rock star like Brad Byrd doing at a farmer’s market?  You’re probably gonna say it’s because he’s from Rockport and he likes to give back to the community.  But wait.  Don’t you see a pattern here?  Do see what I’m seeing?

Under the guise of appearing like good citizens, the “good people” of Rockport are really up to no good.  They’re trying to steal the crowds away from Fiesta.  They want you in Rockport early and think they’re gonna keep you all day so you can see Bob Allison on the Grand Piano at the Emerson at 6pm — also free .  Don’t be fooled.  It’s Fiesta.  You live in Gloucester.  Know what I mean?

6 comments

  • Next you’re going to be saying that a Brothers Brew Butternut Crunch doughnut is trying to steal the thunder of a Mamie’s Kitchen Cinnamon Roll.

    Let’s all sing Kumbaya … at the Farmer’s Market in Rockport in the morning. ;-)

    You could grab some Latof Farm monkey bread on the way back to Fiesta!

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  • Ha! You guys are on to the Grand Rockport Plan. But everyone knows it’s a lost cause…the Gloucester love is just too great.

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  • I think Boston is trying to steal our business here in Gloucester, and we’re trying to hijack theirs. So rock on Rockport, you’re helping all of Cape Ann.

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  • Well done bit of writing here Pete.

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    • Thanks, Joey. I needed that. Looks like I got caught in that web of confusion where some people thought I was serious . . .

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