So, what was it this year? Did you go to the mountains for Memorial Weekend? Or was it the beach? Wait a second, we’ll bet you did the water park on Saturday, mini-golf on Sunday, while Monday was spent with the family around the old barbecue. Don’t try to deny it, we can smell the BBQ sauce on your breath from here.

And now that you’re back, you wanna look up the latest dates for Voodoo Glow Skulls and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers? Well, go ahead, that’s what we’re here for.

That’s right. While you were off gallivanting around this Memorial Weekend, we were sitting here diligently maintaining the concert database for when you returned. We kept up with Alice Cooper, Celine Dion and Neil Diamond because we knew that’s what you expected to see come Tuesday when you plopped your well-tanned bod back in the chair on the front side of this monitor.

We’re sure, you had a great time during the holiday weekend, but did you ever once think of your friends at Of course not. You knew we’d be here for you when you returned, and that we’d have all the dates you wanted, like The Rolling Stones in Oklahoma City, or Oasis in Detroit. And you probably didn’t think twice about abandoning your favorite Website for three days of holiday fun. Did you?

What if everybody felt the way you did? It’s a simple fact: click on the schedules for Hoobastank, Prince and Moby, we get paid and you get free content. That’s how dot-com economics work. But if enough users were to skip the entire date-city-state-venue experience for a few days, soon the cash reserve would vanish, followed by the bank rescinding our advance line of credit and ultimately, the Fed yanking our government subsidies. Then before you know it, it’s adios,

Please don’t take this the wrong way. We’re not mad. It’s just that if we’re going to continue serving up free content like the routing for Manhattan Transfer and Eagles, we need a high eyeball count every day, including holidays. The number of page-views raises the enjoyment envelope which translates into moola for us. So, what are you waiting for? Click on John Mayer, click on Cher, oh, for the love of God, please click on something!

Let’s review: You click, we make money, you get free content, such as the routings for Alfie and Robert Plant. And in a few weeks we’re going to have another holiday weekend, and we’ll spend it together. You’ll be clicking on links and we’ll be serving up tour dates for KORN, Jimmy Buffett and Poison. You, us, and the concert database. It will be a 4th Of July to remember, a true user/Website bonding experience!

Unless, of course, we manage to skim enough off the top to go to Vegas for the Fourth. Then you’re on your own.