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Dress Like Avril Lavigne and Nickleback's Chad Kroeger at the Sum 41 Concert

We here at County Grind don't ask a terrible lot from you, our dear readers. But today, we do have something to request. 

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When heading to see Sum 41 at Culture Room for their Does This Look Infected 10th anniversary show, we'd like to ask you to dress up like Canadian pop "punk" princess Avril Lavigne and her fiancé, Chad Kroeger of the most hated band of all time, Nickelback. 

Sounds like a good idea, right? Let us tell you why it just makes sense.

The romantic backstory: As you know, Lavigne was married to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley for a brief period of time, then she shacked up with Brody Jenner, finally getting engaged to Nickelback's frontman this past August. 

The good idea: This past Halloween, Whibley and his apparently totally cool new girlfriend Ari Cooper, dressed up as his ex-wife and her new squeeze and wore it proudly and creepily to a party. Kroeger's retort? This Twitter diss: "Hey Deryck, loved the costumes. We were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes. haha!" 

We support Whibley and Cooper in their brazen costume choice, and thus plead you to dress like the newest detestable Canadian pair at their show. We'll be sending a photographer to the event, and that photographer will be looking for you in costume. We trust you'll do the right thing. 

Sum 41, Does This Look Infected, 10th anniversary tour with I Am Dynamite. 7 p.m. at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, on December 9. Tickets cost $20. Visit

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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