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Video: Nickelback Win the Crowd at NFL Thanksgiving Game Despite Protests

November 25, 2011 01:37:53 GMT

Chad Kroeger and his bandmates perform 'When We Stand Together' and receive more cheers than boos from the sport mania gathering at the Ford Field.


Video: Nickelback Win the Crowd at NFL Thanksgiving Game Despite Protests
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Nickelback were unfazed by Detroit 55,000-signed online petition which opposed their scheduled performance at the NFL's Thanksgiving Day game. At the Thursday night, November 24 championship, the Chad Kroeger-fronted band performed in good spirits battling any possible protests that might arise with a song about unity, "When We Stand Together".

Rumor has it, the Canadian band were met with a few boos from the crowd flooding the Ford Field at the beginning of their performance, but the cheers drown out the jeers. They were accompanied by local dancers and marching band members with flames and fireworks lighting up the sky. The show ended with a capture of fans in the stands holding up signs that read "Live United".

The Thursday halftime show, which was held during the showdown between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, was to benefit the United Way. The charity included the "Nickelback Gives a Quarter Back" cause in which the band give away 25 cents - up to $100,000 - for every person who pledges to volunteer with the United Way as a reader or tutor.

As an alternative, Ann Arbor musician Mayer Hawthorne teamed up with Rolling Stone magazine to hold a live streaming show of his own. Taking place at the basement of his parents home, he performed such songs as "The Walk", "The Ills" and "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin' ". He played with a band that included included his dad on bass.

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posted by Shane on Nov 24, 2011
What are you talking about?? Nickelback was horrible, I'm still curious exactly WHO was actually playing anything because I know for a fact the guitar playing did not match up with the music at all. Probably why they played one song while Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull had 3, I liked them better and I'm a rock fan. At least they don't just stand around and whine.
posted by Shane Parsons on Nov 24, 2011
What are you talking about?? Nickelback was horrible, I'm still curious exactly WHO was actually playing anything because I know for a fact the guitar playing did not match up with the music at all. Probably why they played one song while Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull had 3, I liked them better and I'm a rock fan. At least they don't just stand around and whine.
posted by BTGGTR on Nov 24, 2011
Why were people opposing them performing? They actually play instruments and have talent. God fobid they don't dance around and rap. I had to see the Black Eyed Peas play the Superbowl half-time show. Now THAT sucked.

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