Why Kenny Chesney and Marilyn Manson should duet
Six concerts. Eight days. One venue.
Ford Amphitheatre employees have their work cut out for them this coming week, when the Tampa shed plays host to concerts by Kenny Chesney; Coldplay; Dave Matthews Band; Incubus; Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick; and the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, starring Marilyn Manson and Slayer.
What's the common thread connecting these artists? You got us. But we were determined to find one.
In the spirit of the Kevin Bacon game, we attempted to link tractorphile Kenny Chesney to the devil incarnate, Marilyn Manson. The only rule: We had to hit each of our Ford Amphitheatre headliners along the way.
For example: Kenny Chesney sang a duet, I'm Alive, with Dave Matthews. Dave Matthews has toured with good buddy Trey Anastasio of Phish. Phish was a big influence on Incubus. And so on and so on, until you get to Marilyn Manson. See how this works?
We managed to connect the dots between all six of next week's Ford Amphitheatre concerts, from Chesney to Manson, in only 12 degrees of separation. When you look at it that way, Kenny and Marilyn aren't so different after all. Maybe they should duet.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*