Why You Should Pay to Watch Journey Guitarist and Reality TV Woman's Massive S.F. Wedding

Categories: Only in SF, WTF

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The happy couple.
There's a lot going on here, so let's break it down. First, "Journey guitarist" -- you know who Neal Schon is, right? He's the sole member of one of San Francisco's all-time most successful (and, yes, embarrassing) rock bands, the one who really didn't stop believing.

Now. Mr. Schon is enamored with one Michaele Holt Salahi, star of a trashy televised thing called "Real Housewives of D.C." So enamored that they want to get married. Naturally, on live TV, because all important people live their lives on TV now, when they aren't crashing White House parties. Neal and Michaele are doing their TV nuptuals at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. This Sunday. And they want to charge you $14.95 for the privilege of watching what has been breathtakingly named "Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event."

Surely, you're thinking, "Privilege? I thought privileges were, like, driving, and getting free drinks when your friend is working the bar?"

Well, yes, okay. A televised wedding between two people almost no one cares about does seem a rather amazing thing to ask people to pay $14.95 for.

But look! There's going to be not one but three celebrity red carpets, a jazz band, orchestra, choir, and a surprise guest. That's worth, what, $5.95? And Journey's gonna play, and you already pay $5 for the privilege of hearing one of their songs in a karaoke bar.

Oh, and some of the proceeds from the pay-per-view thing will go toward Philippines relief, although Neal and Michaele aren't saying how much. (Depends on how many people watch, probably.) So you could throw in an extra few bucks for that, right?

All in all it's a pretty good deal, because we haven't even mentioned that you'll be getting:

- Sammy Hagar, hopefully in a red tuxedo.
- Tower of Power, also performing.
- A 35-person wedding party, complete with 18 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen.

And, it's the first-ever celebrity* wedding broadcast live on pay-per-view.

So when you look at it like that, how can you afford not to watch Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event this Sunday, is the question.

*Discussion question: Are Neal Schon and Michaele Holt Salahi real celebrities?

[SFGate]

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Who gives a?

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis

I remember Journey but not the individual members. I don't waste any of my time watching reality tv so I don't know who is or care about the bride. They must be pretty small minded to think people should pay money to watch their wedding.

Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson

will Greg Gopman be attending? I heard it was going to be in Twitter's roof garden.... is that still on?

Cr Tez
Cr Tez

I'm willing to pay $.1499999.99 :D

Jose A Valdez
Jose A Valdez

I fell asleep watching his band why would I waste my time and $$ with this

Christopher Buttner
Christopher Buttner

Trust me... I am going to pay $14.95 to watch those divorce proceedings in 27 months.

Rob Blomberg
Rob Blomberg

Wasn't B and C a referendum on elitist bullshit? And didn't we San Franciscans overwhelmingly vote 'no' to it? I think it's a pretty good indicator that most of us aren't interested. $15 would buy lunch for 3 of our homeless citymates.

Sue Bee
Sue Bee

Huh. That's pretty presumptuous of them.

Tony Gallen
Tony Gallen

I love Journey but I could give two S*&ts about Multi million dollar Neal or his soon to be or his wedding. He can pay for his own wedding. What a gaul

Matthew Hodge
Matthew Hodge

Douche-o-Vision..... Brought to you by Massengil!

Glenn Blackmore
Glenn Blackmore

The only thing I can think of worse than an assh#$e of a guitarist adulterer and his fame whoring fiance adulterer getting married would be to spend my hard earned money on it. I would rather give it to a drug addicted prostitute to relieve their pain for a night.

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