Toby Keith September 15 at Cruzan Amphitheater
The red Solo cup is, by all accounts, one of the douchiest party accessories at a frat house. In it, copious amounts of alcohol are poured. From it, copious amounts of alcohol are consumed, often resulting in frat-boy fist-pumping, intoxicated consensually questionable sex, and 13-hour hangovers. But the disposable, plastic, 12- or 14-ounce beer pong must-have is also the subject of a popular country song by Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup." There are apparently no limits to what you can sing about when it's got a little twang to it. The chorus, "Red Solo cup, I fill you up/Let's have a party, let's have a party/I love you red Solo cup, I lift you up/Proceed to party, proceed to party," is simple and infectious, like a curable venereal disease. And for Keith, "Red Solo Cup" was a step in the right direction. Singing about sticking a boot in someone's ass, like he did on "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," was only "cool" after 9/11. Despite what he said then, violence and arrogance are not "the American way." Drinking, however, is.
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