This past week I heard nothing but “Girlfriend” remix by Avril Lavigne blaring from the back room at my in-law’s house. The two nieces were rehearsing a dance for the family, which they performed after Thanksgiving dinner.
Their dance was really sweet and thoughtfully choreographed but once the final show had ended pretty much everyone agreed that they’d be happy to never hear that song ever again.
Thanks to a contact form tip from Nick, I found out that Avril Lavigne will be playing a free concert in Burnaby within the next month.
After news broke that her Spring of 2008 tour is not selling well, sheâ€™s resorted to this. Avril Lavigne is playing a free concert, yâ€™all! But not just any free concert! Sheâ€™s performing at the opening of a Best Buy in Canada!!! For real! [Perez Hilton]
I know that’s an unprecedented link to Perez Hilton so here’s the official news release:
Celebrate good times! Best Buy, Canada’s fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics and entertainment products, celebrates the Grand Opening of its brand new Burnaby location across from Metrotown with a free, live musical performance by Avril Lavigne.
This celebrated Canadian musician takes the stage at the Main Stage in Swangard Stadium on Sunday, December 2nd at 1 p.m., for a free performance presented by Best Buy. The first 350 people in-line at any of Best Buy’s stores in the Lower Mainland on Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th before noon will receive a pair of tickets for Avril Lavigne’s live outdoor performance on Sunday, December 2nd. [CNW Group]
It’s not quite as bad as playing at a Best Buy, since she will be giving the outdoor performance at the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps, but Avril does have a thing for playing strange venues in Metro Vancouver.
In April of 2004 she performed for free at Metrotown, BC’s largest shopping centre. If I recall correctly there were rumors that she wasn’t very well received, though some video evidence and archived blog posts prove otherwise.
Regardless, if you’re an Avril fan I suppose this is great news. Check out Buzz’s interview with her from earlier this month and even the supposed “revenge” website PerezLavigne.com for kicks.
Update: John came across some die-hard Avril fans this morning:
Update: Apparently things didn’t go so well at the concert.
Update: Thanks for reporting back guys! It’s nice to see the fans were happy. Here’s a link to a couple of the vids on YouTube [When You’re Gone][Don’t Tell Me][Don’t Tell Me][Girlfriend]