Like a lot of people I was stunned when the Ford Amphitheater became the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater. Gary Kompothecras, the owner of 1-800-Ask-Gary, and his marketing people are clever if not geniuses. I have given it some time to sink in but it still does not roll of the tongue very well. The local PI attorneys must be seething. Think of the Catania and Catania Amphitheater or the Culpepper and Kurland Amphitheater, or the Larry Beltz Amphitheater. None of them are real bell ringers either. Actually, I kind of like The John Morgan Amphitheater although I suspect in the end it would be the Morgan and Morgan Amphitheater since I have seen maw Morgan and I doubt if anyone really wants to piss her off.
I find interesting all of the carping about the Kompothecras (Gary) move. After all the whole Personal Injury Law business, and the medical and quasi medical industry that feeds off of it are all about money and have little interest in the law or good taste for that matter. I suspect most of the fellows are just upset they didn’t think of it first.
The way I look at it if I get run down in the parking lot at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater while going to hear the new 1-800-Ask-Gary band “CRASH” I’ll know who to call and I may just get a discount.