People Really Will Do Anything For Radiohead Tickets

noah | February 19, 2008 5:50 am

And that “anything” includes recreating not-all-that-hilarious videos of people being mistreated while under arrest featuring someone “sexy” in the mistreater’s role! Yes, Tampa-area radio station 97X gave its wheelchair-bound listeners the “opportunity” to be dumped out of their wheelchair and into a pile of bubble wrap, Orient Road Jail-style–and if the chosen listener made it through the whole thing, he’d get a pair of tickets to see Radiohead. I have to say that the one thing that bums me out the most about the Howard Sternization* of radio is this insistence on performing stunts that probably wouldn’t even make the “deleted scenes” menu on a Jackass DVD… over the radio, so only the people laughing their asses off in the studio can actually see what’s going on. Which is to say: Of course there’s video of it, and it’s after the jump.

I can’t decide whether or not this is worse than that hands on a hard Hannah Montana body thing, if only because that particular stunt involved people giving up entire days of time.

Radiohead Fan Flips Over Chance For Free Tickets [reax magazine]

* Mind you, I don’t really mind Stern all that much. I actually think he can be quite funny. But a lot of his “made-for-TV” schtick doesn’t really translate to radio all that well, even through satellite’s crisp airwaves.