In an admitted attempt to cash in on the current Blue Jays hype in Toronto, local band/corporation Blimp Rock is seeking $700,000 in royalties after claiming that they invented the team’s #ComeTogether hashtag.
Blimp Rock’s 2012 song, “Oh Baseball,” is about Joe Carter’s 1993 walk-off home run and does include the lyric, “And the people, they came together.” The band posted to Facebook explaining their position.
The band itself was created as a marketing team of sorts by Blimp Rock Enterprises (BRE), which is a “wholly serious business venture,” CEO Owen Nolan wrote on the group’s website. The marketing team is charged with raising money to realize BRE’s one goal, which they say is “hosting the world’s first lighter-than-air and highly profitable music festival above Lake Ontario.” The blimp concert is projected to take place somewhere between 2060 and 2075, says the group.
The fundraising goal is $700,000, the exact amount being demanded from the Toronto Blue Jays (although BRE is inexplicably $2100 in the hole right now, making the required total $702,100).
BRE contacted Matthew Shuber, the Blue Jay’s VP of Business Affairs and Legal Council, to ask how much the team would “like to settle for.”
Listen to Blimp Rock’s “Oh Baseball” below, and if you’d like a good laugh, I’d suggest perusing Blimp Rock Enterprise’s site here.