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Rock Out with The Fools Friday, March 8, 2024 at The Boxboro Regency

Rock Out with The Fools Friday, March 6 2024 at The Boxboro Regency

The Fools will be performing LIVE, Friday, March 8 at 6:00 pm on the Courtyard Stage included in ComicCon Admission!. They will be filming the show for their documentary.

A party rock band from Massachusetts, they have been entertaining audiences with their humorous and catchy songs since the late 1970s. They started out as The Rhythm A’s, a group that included future members of the Nervous Eaters, but changed their name after adding singer Mike Girard and guitarist Rich Bartlett. Their motto was “Too lazy for work, too dumb for school, let’s start a band.”

Rock Out with The Fools Friday, March 6 2024 at The Boxboro Regency

They gained popularity with their parody of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer”, which they rewrote as “Psycho Chicken” and recorded in a basement. The song became a hit on Boston radio stations and caught the attention of EMI Records, who signed the band and sent them on tour with The Knack. Their next single, “It’s a Night for Beautiful Girls”, reached #67 on the Billboard charts and was followed by their debut album, Sold Out, in 1980.

The Fools continued to make music that blended rock and comedy, releasing their second album Heavy Mental in 1981, which featured a cover of Roy Orbison’s “Running Scared” that peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. They also opened for Van Halen on their Fair Warning tour that year. However, after two members left the band and EMI dropped them, they signed with PVC Records and released their third album World Dance Party in 1985. The album spawned four regional hits, including “Life Sucks…Then You Die” and a remake of Manfred Mann’s “Doo Wah Diddy”, which got heavy airplay on MTV.

The band have remained active over the years, releasing several more albums on their own label Ouch Records, such as Rated XXX, Show ‘Em You’re Nuts, and Christmas Toons. They have also performed live regularly, often incorporating country/western songs under the name Mel Smith and His Wild In-Laws. In 2010, Girard published a book called Psycho Chicken & Other Foolish Tales, which chronicled the history of the band. In 2011, their hometown of Ipswich declared April 1st as ‘The Fools Day’ to honor them.

About the Show

What: The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza
When: March 8-10, 2024
Where: The Boxboro Regency Hotel, 242 Adams Pl., Boxboro MA 01719

Daily and weekend passes available while supply lasts. After-party events Friday and Saturday nights available online.

Friday March 8: vendors and artists will be open from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, with a preview for VIPs opening at 3:00 pm.
Saturday March 9: vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am.
Sunday March 10: vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am

NEComicCon - Boxboro Regency Hotel - March 8-10, 2024

Get ready for a weekend filled with fun and excitement at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza! This annual event is taking place on March 8-10, 2024 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

Families will love exploring the 30,000-square-foot venue, filled with vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more. But that’s not all – the event also features celebrity appearances, live music, comedy, karaoke, and much more.

If you’re planning on attending the entire weekend, make sure to take advantage of the special hotel deals! For just $99 a night, you can get VIP admission to the event, as well as enjoy all the amenities the Boxboro Regency Hotel has to offer. Most rooms come equipped with mini-fridges and balconies overlooking the indoor pool, and high-end suites even have separate living rooms and sofa beds.

During your stay, you can take advantage of the hotel’s restaurant, fitness center, and other facilities like free WiFi, free parking, and disabled access. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and on-site business services, like a computer, printer, and fax. If you’re looking for even more dining options, the hotel’s Minuteman Grille American Pub is a must-try, and there are several other nearby restaurants to choose from.

Rock Out with The Fools Friday, March 6 2024 at The Boxboro Regency