No expense was spared for the show's vigorous publicity campaign, in which promoters stapled rainbow-hued signs on every nearby freeway onramp and even mentioned the show on MySpace, which is a world wide web site on the Internet.
With its magnificent vista and prosaic menu, The Odyssey is better known for bar mitzvahs than for funk, but GigaGranadaHills has high hopes this might be the start of a new trend. Today Zapp; perhaps tomorrow, the P-Funk All Stars reunion show! It could happen! Are you reading this, George?
Metallic jumpsuits match the metallic talkbox sound in this video of Zapp in their heyday, before frontman Roger Troutman and his brother Larry died in a murder-suicide. Brother Terry Troutman now fronts the band.
Evelyn "Champagne" King is best known for "Love Come Down" (oooh, you make my...), and the 1978 hit "Shame," which, the producers of this video feel it is very important for you to know, is disco.
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Evelyn "Champagne" King and Zapp
with opening comedy acts by Rudy Moreno, Gilbert Esquivel and Julio Gonzalez
Friday, July 16
Doors open 7pm, show at 8:30
15600 Odyssey Drive