Alternative rock group Local H auctioned off a private live concert on July 26,
2002 through Ebay. Known for their outstanding live performances, Local H became the first musical group ever to give fans an opportunity to bid online to win an exclusive live concert appearance at their place of choice.
The auction, which began on July 17 and ran through July 26 garnered 75 bids with a final bidding price of $9,701. The winner, who is now identified as 40-year-old Chicago area entrepreneur Kevin Krak, was able to work with the group to select the time and location of the concert, whether it be in a backyard, bedroom or school auditorium. The winner was also able to make the guest list as intimate or as big as he preferred.
“I have been a fan of Local H for several years but had not seen a show when I won the auction," said Krak. "I originally saw news about the auction on MTV.com and that it was a great idea and could be a lot of fun.
The free show, which will take place on December 14, will be held at Duke O’Brien’s in Crystal Lake, IL – approximately 50 miles outside of Chicago. The down home pub / restaurant, which holds roughly 275 people, is a favorite of Krak. Show time is at 11:00pm.