What promises to be the biggest local concert of the year happens tomorrow, and chances are, you won't see it.
Kiss, Ted Nugent, Godsmack, Destiny's Child, and Cedric the Entertainer are appearing for some 35,000 Marines and their guests at an outdoor show tomorrow, Rockin' the Corps, at Del Mar Beach, Camp Pendleton. If you don't have tickets, there is "absolutely no way" you'll get near it, said Marilyn Lipp of the Marine Corps Community Support Services.
The last major concert on Camp Pendleton was August 6 when Brooks & Dunn played for 35,000 at the same venue. Toyota paid for production expenses for this concert.
One civilian who will be attending is Zachary Wallander, 22, a cook at the Tremont Sports Bar and Café in Oceanside. "My buddy is a [Navy] corpsman. He got 15 tickets three weeks ago.... Everyone I've talked to had no idea this was going on."
The concert is tomorrow from 7:30 p.m. until the 11:45 p.m. fireworks. The beach opens at 3 p.m.; however, Lipp suggested that fans who may want to cruise by the concert in their sea craft not even think about it. "This is a military base.... There is no access by sea or by land."