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Consume More Spam This Thanksgiving Weekend

Well, Thanksgiving is finally upon us. I know I'm not alone when I say that I start getting antsy for this holiday right around the end of summer. After all, I no longer need to fit into my bikini, so why not gorge myself on copious amounts of sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed spinach, corn casserole, green bean casserole, that purple canned stuff called cranberry sauce, more gravy and delicious golden turkey? Then stuff it all in between two pieces of bread for the world's greatest sandwich the next day.

But there's more to Thanksgiving than the food. Like Spam (bet you thought I was going to say something about family or giving thanks). No, not the canned pork byproduct, which, clearly is not food, nor the 37 emails you get daily advertising penis enlargement. I meant Spam Allstars, the Miami-based band best known for blending Latin, funk, Afro-Caribbean, hip hop, dub and electro to create the ass-shakin'est descarga this side of, well, anywhere. So after you spend 14 hours at Sawgrass for their midnight Black Friday sale, get some shuteye, and rest up for later that night. Because let's face it, the next best thing on Thanksgiving weekend after the food is four straight nights to party. Plus, after everything you ate on Thursday, your ass could do with a little more shaking, no?

Spam Allstars perform live at Kitchen 305 in the Newport Beach Resort (16701 Collins Ave) on Friday, November 27.

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Christopher Lopez