Two acts on opposite sides of the tough-tender spectrum — jingoistic country madman Hank Williams Jr. and sweater-wearing soft-hit specialists Air Supply — play the Florida Strawberry Festival this year. Argumentative Times writers Sean Daly and Steve Spears debate who deserves your ticket money this weekend. Full a full lineup, see Page 11.
DALY: Sure, Hank Jr. might be a ragin', Obama-slammin' sociopath, but concerts are better with a lil' unhinged danger. The guy once played a show with one of his amps on fire! The only risk at an Air Supply gig is whether you'll get wine cooler spilled on your pressed Dockers.
SPEARS: Here's why I prefer Air Supply: You don't need apostrophes to talk about their music, Sean. The Aussie songsmiths easily slay the hearts of women with their soft FM prose because they don't abbreviate their feelings, pal. And because Russell Hitchcock can still hold that final note in All Out of Love for three solid days. No, I'm not crying, I'm just getting a little emotional.
Air Supply performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. $15-$20. Williams performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $50. (813) 752-9194.