Posted in music on September 15, 2008

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Wilco

The August 12 appearance of the alternative rock band Wilco at Tanglewood has been the subject of numerous articles in and letters to The Berkshire Eagle. Guido's Fresh Marketplace would like your readership to know about our experience with Wilco.

Wilco connected with Guido's when our B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag) program caught the band's attention. In our stores, using one's own bags enters customers into monthly Guido's gift certificate raffles. Wilco donated 1,000 custom-printed, reusable cloth tote bags to be liberally distributed to shoppers in both store locations. Winners of the July B.Y.O B. raffle were given premium shed tickets to the Wilco performance. A generous number of Wilco at Tanglewood lawn tickets were made available for our customers and were given away at in-store events.

Wilco's popular music brought a large, youthful audience to Tanglewood. This enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a hugely successful concert while also benefiting the local economy through increased tourism.

Wilco has come and gone in Berkshire County, leaving a solid win-win aftermath: satisfied fans, a boosted local economy, and Wilco cloth totes as souvenirs to use for years to come. We appreciate Wilco's willingness to engage local independent businesses in their promotional efforts. We look forward to the appearance of like-minded performers at Tanglewood in the future!

MATTHEW MASIERO (Richmond) & CHRIS MASIERO (Lenox)
The authors are the co-owners of Guido's Fresh Marketplace in Pittsfield and Great Barrington
[Berkshire Eagle Online]

Tickets for Wilco & Neil Young's December 15th MSG show go on sale today @ 10 AM. All tour dates HERE.

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Comments (15)

i love a good tote.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 9:36 AM

What a joke. NO GA today.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 9:41 AM

yeah no GA
i don't know if i would have spent over a $100 bucks for one, but i guess i don't have to make that decision now

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 9:44 AM

I was on at the time both pre-sales and the public sale went online. I couldn't get GA. Unreal.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 9:51 AM

Neil and Wilco both had their own presales...i bet all the GAs went to those fans.

Rock.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 9:54 AM

That's what I am saying. Those pre-sales occurred at the same time and i was in on both of them (different browsers) and couldn't get a ticket in GA.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 10:29 AM

i blew j. tweedy and let neil young tea bag me and STILL could not get a GA. what gives?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 10:31 AM

Richard Wright RIP.

see you on the dark side of the moon

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 12:42 PM

Neil Young/Wilco have added a second show at MSG on 12/16. Presale is Tuesday (9/23) at 10am via musictoday.

Posted by MB | September 23, 2008 9:31 AM

what time is wilco going on? how long will they play? seem slike this is going to be a late show, right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 2:50 PM

Everest 8
Wilco 8:50
Neil 10:10

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 3:00 PM

Buyers market for tonight's Neil Young show on Craiglist. Make an offer - they can't refuse.

Posted by drewo | December 15, 2008 3:18 PM

if you just show up to MSG around 8 or 8:30, I would be surprised if you couldn't get tix for like $25/ea. Might not be the best seats, but at least you'll get in.

I'm still psyched I got GA Pit though.

Posted by wembley | December 15, 2008 3:43 PM

be careful of fakes though, as always.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 4:05 PM

what time is wilco going on? how long will they play

Posted by شات كتابي | October 21, 2010 7:44 AM

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