As our own John McGrath of The News Tribune notes in his column this morning, organizers of the Buffalo Bills annual trek north across the border to Toronto for a home game are playing up the fact that Korean rapper PSY will perform “Gangnam Style” during halftime of the Seahawks-Bills contest, with the hopes that it attracts people sitting on the fence to attend the game.
McGrath: In 2008, the average price of a Bills-Dolphins ticket in Toronto was $160. For the Korean rapper’s show sandwiched by two halves of NFL football on Sunday, the average ticket price is $99.
“I think just being topical and being fun – that’s what this whole thing is about,” Greg Albrecht, executive director of the Bills in Toronto series, recently told The Associated Press. “We’re opening it to not just the die-hard football fans, but opening it up to people who might be on the fence right now, or folks who want to spend an afternoon wanting to have a good time.”
People on the fence? Folks who want to have a good time? That’s not the kind of crowd capable of rattling a talented football team. Heck, that’s not even a football crowd. That’s an audience.”
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