Alabama Town Spends BP Oil Spill Recovery Money On Motley Crue Concert
September 10, 2010
Some of the money BP doled out to Alabama in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be used to hold a Motley Crue concert there.
The city of Mobile is set to receive $1.35 million of the $65 million the state of Alabama will get to assist its economy recover from the damage done by the spill, the Mobile Press-Register reported yesterday.
Of that money, about $600,000 will be spent bringing bands to Bayfest, the city’s three day musical celebration. Although Bayfest was already set to receive $100,000 from the BP pool, the additional money will allow organisers to attract bigger name bands, including 1980s rockers Motley Crue, Bayfest President Bobby Bostick told the paper.
Earth, Wind and Fire were also to play at the festival, the report said.
Although Motley Crue was expected to cost $500,000, Bostick said larger-name bands will bring more fans to the event.
Alabama received $15 million from the oil giant to support the state’s coastal economic recovery.