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Smash Mouth responds to fan who asked if they will play his birthday party

He'd better open his wallet.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published Dec 21, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 7:10 am CDT

If you want Smash Mouth to play your birthday party for all of your 1990s alternative music-loving friends, apparently all you have to do is ask the band. And then offer to buy a shitload of Smash Mouth merchandise.

That’s what singer/songwriter Andrew Goldstein discovered on Twitter this week when he wondered aloud if Smash Mouth and its acoustic instruments had any plans for March 17.

Ha. Heck of a try, Andrew. But there’s no way Smash Mouth is actually going to consider this idea… Oh, what’s that?

First, though, the band would need proof. They also took the opportunity to make a little extra money in the process.

Challenge accepted.

Goldstein claimed he would wear only officially licensed Smash Mouth material, but it doesn’t appear the band sells any merchandise on its website. Instead, he might need to head to this website where a Smash Mouth T-shirt will cost him $20 and or this one that’ll run him $25

But if he already has four shirts and needs to procure 27 more to fulfill his end of the Twitter bargain, that could cost him between $540 and $675, not including the shipping and handling.

My suggestion: Get a bunch of $3 stickers like this…

Smash Mouth sticker
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…and get the deed done for less than $100. Even if Smash Mouth can’t make his birthday party, that would still make Goldstein a certified All-Star.

H/T Bro Bible

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*First Published: Dec 21, 2017, 5:39 pm CST