Is it just us, or are L.A. rappers actually flocking to Santa Ana for the holidays this year? After our bitter disappointment this summer when Odd Future's first-ever OC show in Anaheim turned out to be a bust, we were overjoyed that OFWGKTA are coming out in force on Christmas Eve Eve for their 3rd annual X-Mas show. That's right kids, that fun-filled festival of vulgar stunts and poetically perverse rhymes is coming to OC this year. Considering that last year's Christmas bash at the Roxy ended with Tyler the Creatorgetting arrested for "suspicion of vandalism" after he "just destroyed an electric soundboard belonging to the venue," we're wondering if the group's yuletide celebration is banned from L.A.'s city limits. Whatever the reason, it's a pretty sweet deal for locals who get to save some gas by seeing the show on Dec. 23 at the Observatory (Compton's own Kendrick Lamar also has a show at the Santa Ana venue on New Year's Eve). And if anything makes us hopefully that this holiday party might actually turn okay, it's OF's reassuring words via Tumblr:
"Sick, Another OF Xmas Show. Remember Last Year When Tyler Got Arrested And Couldn't Throw Out The Gifts? Well, Lets Get To That Gift Part This Year."
Regular tickets went on sale yesterday and likely won't last long. But, as always, we've got a hook for a few lucky fans. Find out how to get into the show for free after the jump.
We've got THREE pairs of tickets to give away for the show on Dec. All you have to do to win tickets is leave us a message on
Twitter (@ocweeklymusic) and/or Facebook with your name and email address, your favorite Odd Future lyric (keep it short!) and the song it's in. Winners will be notified this Friday morning. Your name and tickets will be held at will call the day of the show.
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