TVD 24-Hour Ticket Giveaway: They Might Be Giants at the 9:30 Club, 11/26

They Might Be Giants! Yeah!

It’s been two decades since the release of TMBG’s Flood; while not their first, it has proved to be the favorite and perhaps the most resounding of their albums. They made us feel a little bit cooler for being nerds, and we may have attempted to make our class presentations slightly more interesting with the use of their songs—it was unsuccessful, by the way, because no fourteen-year-old cares about the content of the Sun.

I’m sorry. But, at least you tried! I bet you got an A.

Moving on. You probably have a kid now, or perhaps nieces and nephews, and in your effort to make spending time with them more enjoyable (less annoying), you’ve probably bought one of TMBG’s children’s albums. They are great—all of them, and they totally trump listening to Kidz Bop or whatever is on Disney radio these days.

They have a new album, it’s not a children’s album, it’s for adults—but it’s not smutty. It’s for polite adults who look down on smut and enjoy watching the Discovery Channel and World War II specials on the History channel. The album is called Join Us, and I totally thought it was going to be another kids’ album via references to circle time, etc., BUT it’s not!

We have a pair of tickets to give away to their show this Saturday (11/26) at the 9:30 Club. So, YOU, post-overwhelming Thanksgiving festivities, will need a break from the food, and your Aunt Marla, and we’d like to help you out.

In the comments, tell us who you will take and your favorite song by TMBG.

You have until noon tomorrow to submit.

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  • Michael_keckler_5

    I would bring my girlfriend and my favorite song is Particle Man!

  • Tom J

    Does “Fingertips” count?

  • JOE

    Bringing an ex…..and “Everything Right is Wrong Again”……

  • Miranda Selover

    I’m going to bring Mr. Horrible, and my favorite song is “They’ll need a crane”

  • Sara Mitchell

    I’d take my boyfriend – we fell in love in 1998 at a They Might Be Giants concert in 1998 at Catholic University.  It was pouring rain… there was a conga line… those were the days!  Since then, we’ve been to many other TMBG shows.  This one would be especially special because I hear it’ll be all songs from the album “Lincoln,” which contains a bunch of our shared favorites.  

    Picking one favorite TMBG song is nearly impossible, but going with my “Lincoln” theme… I’d say “Ana Ng.” 

    “I don’t want the world… I just want your half.”

  • Monica

    I’ll take my boyfriend, because as much as he hates my rendition of “I Am A Grocery Bag,” (my favorite TMBG song), he’ll probably enjoy hearing “Particle Man.”

  • Guest

    I’d take my daughter – teach her, Taylor Swift isn’t the only one who can sing “your racist friend”. Also, favorite song is “Turn Around” 

  • Julia

    I would take my best friend.  Our favorite song is “Someone Keeps Moving My Chair”.

  • Rosy

    I’d bring my friend who has never heard of They Might be Giants.  Sad yet true.  Favorite song: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 

  • Andrew

    Favorite song Dr. Worm!! Great base line. I would take my dear friend, Brigitte, who appreciates great music when she hears it. She knows what’s good!

  • Olivia

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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