Smells like team spirit? Wisconsin station shuns all Seattle bands
If you live in the Milwaukee area, we hope you weren’t planning on rocking out to some classic grunge this weekend.
A local radio station, 94.5 Lake FM, has instituted a ban on all Seattle bands in a show of solidarity with the Green Bay Packers, as the team travels to CenturyLink Field on Sunday to take on the Seahawks in the NFC championship game.
The winner of that game, of course, will head to the Super Bowl, so it’s a big one. And, as Lake FM notes, the Packers haven’t fared particularly well in recent trips to Seattle. Green Bay was stomped 36-16 early in September, and who can forget the notorious "Fail Mary" game back in 2012? (For the sake of Packers fans, we won’t go there . . . even if we just did, oops. Sorry.)
As part of the station’s "Say No to Seattle" campaign, which began Wednesday and will last through Sunday, there’ll be "no Nirvana, no Pearl Jam, no Heart" (and, one presumes, no Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Mother Love Bone, Mudhoney or Temple of the Dog). The station notes that it’s all in an effort "to help change the karma and give the Packers all the support they need for Sunday’s big title game."
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But don’t worry, all you mid-’90s die-hards. The station will resume its spinning of those bands Monday. Whew!
And hey, it’s not like the Seattle area is taking this kind of abuse lying down either. One city in the region has banned the purchase or consumption of cheese on Friday (in an effort to slight all Green Bay "Cheeseheads").
Messing with your playlists AND your menu choices? NFL fans mean business.