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Wango Tango vs. Weenie Roast: A scene-by-scene, act-by-act comparison

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

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