To Wango Tango or to Weenie Roast?
That's the question facing music fans on May 14, when two of Southern California's most powerful radio stations will present their annual warm-weather concert events on the same day.
Tickets for both shows have already sold out — which means that now, of course, you have to listen religiously to KIIS-FM (102.7) or KROQ-FM (106.7) for the chance to win passes.
But how to know which all-day gig is better suited to your tastes? Here's a chart to aid in your decision. Sunscreen and earplugs not included.
KIIS-FM's Wango Tango
Venue: StubHub Center in Carson
General sound: Slick Top 40 pop with big choruses and computerized grooves
Notable acts on the bill: Zayn, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Meghan Trainor
Cult fave: Canadian R&B singer Alessia Cara
Future one-hit wonder: the Chainsmokers (a.k.a. the "Roses" guys)
Resident SoCal old-timer: Gwen Stefani, whose new album was inspired by her divorce
Median age of audience: 14
Means of transport: Mom's SUV
Fashion sense: Skinny jeans, short skirts, flower crowns left over from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Libation of choice: Coke Zero, Mike's Hard Lemonade
KROQ-FM's Weenie Roast
Venue: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
General sound: Rockers bellowing and/or whining over loud guitars
Notable acts on the bill: Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, Cold War Kids, the Lumineers
Cult fave: Swedish American electro-pop trio Miike Snow
Future one-hit wonder: Lukas Graham (a.k.a. the "7 Years" guy)
Resident SoCal old-timer: Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose last useful album came out in 2002
Median age of audience: 23
Means of transport: Uber
Fashion sense: Tank tops, cargo shorts, backward baseball caps
Libation of choice: Scuba-tank-sized Heineken