In the Arena

Bad Taste is Timeless

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Elton John–Sir Elton John to you, bud–was paid $1 million to perform at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding. This is so grotesque that it defies comment…but it also begs a question: What groups would you ask to perform if you had $100,000 to spend on your wedding? My top five nominees, in no particular order, but with the assumption that dancing might be involved:

Sam Moore

Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Vampire Weekend

Arcade Fire

…and M.I.A., if I had a bigger budget.

Update: It occurs to me that I have absolutely no idea what live music costs and some of the players listed above can probably be hired for considerably less than $100,000. So let’s refine the question to read, if you had some money to spend on music for your wedding…Looking at the comments below, it appears there aren’t very many Swamp rockers out there. Sad.