Earlier this year String Cheese Incident fans armed with fistfuls of cash headed into battle at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The goal was to purchase tickets for the band’s July 13th gig with no service charge so String Cheese could re-sell the tickets to fans at face value.
While reports are still coming in, String Cheese Incident has once again armed fans with money to clear out stores of supply. However instead of buying tickets from a venue box office they have sent fans into Toys R Us to purchase hula hoops with the plan to re-sell the plastic toys to fans at shows this summer.
We here at The Phunion reached out to Michael Kang to ask him about this odd business practice. He told us any comments would be delivered via a butterfly at a later date.
We did hit up a Toys R Us location in Burbank, CA where we talked to four year old Amanda Moore and she had the following to say:
“I can’t believe those dirty crusty hippies bought all the Hula Hoops. Do you think I want to be caught dead playing with a Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Doll? I blame President Obama for this mess and a vote for Romney is a vote to end the hippie dream once and for all.”
There are unconfirmed reports that Hula Hoops are still available at select Walgreen locations in the south, but with Bonnaroo just around the corner we find that hard to believe.