By CATHY KOPLEN
Register & Bee staff writer
Friday, August 20, 2004


DANVILLE, Va. - Boston drew a crowd to Carrington Pavilion on Thursday, but promoter Lauren Willis hair was safe as less than 5,000 ebony porn concert tickets were sold.

Willis of James River Entertainment said he would donate all the net profits from the Boston concert to the Red Cross to be used for the victims of Hurricane Charley. He also said he would have his head shaved on the stage prior to the concert if more than 5,000 tickets were sold.

As of 8:15 p.m., 2,200 tickets had been sold.

Boston took the Carrington stage just before 8 p.m.

 This is a very nice concert, Danville s Dale Van Osten said.  The music is great. And it is a very nice crowd, too - considering how hot it is. The band really sounds great.

Boston opened the concert with their traditional opening song,  Rock and Roll Band, which Brad Delp described in an earlier interview as semi-autobiographical and a lot of wishful thinking.

Boston fans in the covered seats threw beach balls and danced in the aisles as Boston rocked out their famous tunes.

When Delp encouraged the crowd to clap with the music, fans went crazy.

In the general admission seats, many people staked a claim on the lawn with chairs and blankets.

Danville Police Lt. Mike Mondul was off duty Thursday night and was fortunate enough to win tickets to the Boston concert. He and several young children tossed a football in the back of the lawn area while Boston serenaded them from the stage.

 I love it, Mondul said.  I have always loved Boston. I am from up in that area, and I have been listening to them for a while.

Boston was brought to the Carrington Pavilion by Sea of Sound Productions Inc. and James River Entertainment.

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