Ticket Masters: Anaheim City Council Showers Supporters With Tickets To Hottest Attractions in Town
Anaheim City Councilman Trevor O’Neil stood outside the Honda Center for a video promoting rock legends KISS and their End of the Road farewell tour stop at the venue in February. “Now, I’ve always been a rock-&-roller at heart, and so I hope you’ll join me here at the Honda Center,” said O’Neil, playing the role of hype man. “This show will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen them and the last chance for those who haven’t. Paul, Gene, you need another axeman onstage with you, I’m your guy!”
He then swung an electric guitar over his shoulder and skillfully shredded through the solo of the KISS classic “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
Despite his best rehearsal, O’Neil didn’t join KISS onstage during their Feb. 12 show. But as a councilman, he did give himself four free concert tickets, worth $520 total, to bid the band goodbye, marking them as income for tax purposes under Anaheim’s ticket policy.
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