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Led Zep @ Big A

If you missed it, 70s Night at Angel stadium was the greatest promotion in memory at a game. The Angels wore throwback unis and a 1971 cap. I spaced my camera and it was big screwup as the scoreboard was chock-full of awesome images of Angel and White Sox players all in afros, mullets and comb-overs with various moustache/beard combos.

The giveaway throwback cap was HIGH-Quality (as was Wednesday night's ski cap with a fleece interior!) and in between innings, snippets of 1970s music, trivia and theme shows were played on the big screen. An early innings break saw a fabulous montage of Angel highlights from the Alex Johnson thru Brian Downing Backstop era played with Led Zeppelin's Kashmir as the theme music.

It was an epic promotional venture as more than 40,000 fans had the chance to buy limited edition shirts and jerseys with the lower-case "a" on them as well as just enjoy a break from the usual in-between innings drudgery - if you visit the stadium once per homestand, it gets downright stiff and scripted (and noisy) with the tired advertising rituals on the jumbotron, but Thursday's full-fledged commitment to fun and thinking outside the box was quite rewarding.

Big props to the Angels organization for giving their fans an entertaining night out and understanding that the hunger for franchise lore and connection run deep in the Southern California faithful.

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