This year we were blessed with some of the best performers ever to appear in Israel, such as Regina Spektor, Sean Lennon, and Smog (Bill Callahan).
We will be blessed again this summer with performances by Blonde Redhead, and Evanescence. If all goes well, we will also get a chance to see Britney Spears and the Rolling Stones.
So what are we complaining about? As Israelis it our duty…
The Hebrew website site 'Bo Ya Manyak' ('Come Here You Jerk'), is probably the most Israeli music website you could think of. Rude, loud, and demanding, but still, so much fun.
The site's owners state, "We believe Israel is just like any other country in the world – no one should go into debt to afford a great show." Can't argue with that, can you?
The concept of the site is simple: Choose an international performer you would like to see in Israel, and name the highest price you are willing to pay per ticket. That's all – now you're part of the revolution. The website's homepage features a list of favorites at any given moment.
Currently,the top nine are: The Red Hot Chili Peppers (average ticket price NIS 250, $60), Radiohead, Muse, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Depeche Mode.
Another list featured on the homepage is the "No Longer Jerks" list, referring to artists that have already made the trip to Israel.
If you register with the site, you will be notified by email in the event that the artist of your choice does decide to include Israel in their next tour.