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Naming rights and wrongs: Nissan Pavilion becomes Jiffy Lube Live

Can you imagine Radiohead playing at Jiffy Lube Live?

Concert promoter Live Nation has apparently re-branded Nissan Pavilion, its 25,000 seat mega-venue in Bristow with a new name: Jiffy Lube Live. Yes, really.

A spokesperson for Live Nation would not confirm the name change late Friday, but Live Nation’s website now refers to the Washington area’s largest concert venue as Jiffy Lube Live.

Jiffy Lube Live.

Jiffy Lube Live!

What if other music venues in the Washington area had such ridiculous monikers forced upon them? Here are just a few of the possibilities:

The Barns at Wolf Trap = The Dress Barns at Wolftrap

Velvet Lounge = Velveeta Lounge

9:30 club = 7-Eleven club

Iota = IKEA

State Theatre = Quaker State Theatre

HR-57 = Heinz-57

Galaxy Hut = Pizza Hut

Love = eHarmony

The Red & the Black = The Red & the Black & Decker

The Black Cat = Friskies

Rock N Roll Hotel = La Quinta

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage = Eastern Motors Whereyourjobisyourcredit Stage

Verizon Center = Gilbert Arena

Other name changes you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments.

By Chris Richards  |  January 9, 2010; 6:45 AM ET
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Jiffy Lube Live  
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Carter Barron Amphitheatre =
Carter Red Barron Pizza Amphitheatre

Cole Field House =
The Comcast Center (Opps! Too late!)

Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | January 9, 2010 7:10 AM | Report abuse

First of all, I laughed audibly several times while reading this list.

Merriweather Post Grape-Nuts Pavillion

An Diebold Musik

Ford Galaxy Hut

Posted by: Lindemann777 | January 9, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Madam's Organ = Wonderbra Bar

Posted by: Route1 | January 9, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Where's the Time-Warner Theater? Or the Arlington Cinema and Miller Genuine Draft House?

Posted by: kenthamaker | January 11, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Love Merriweather Post Grape Nuts Pavilion and the Arlington Cinema and Miller Genuine Draft House! Where were you guys at deadline on Friday?!

Posted by: ChrisRichards | January 11, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Merriweather Post Raisin-Bran Pavilion works to.

Patriot Missle System Center

9:30 Auto Club

Dodge Rams Head live

Posted by: EricS2 | January 11, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

DARCARS Constitution Hall

Sixth and iPod Synagogue

DC Comics 9

Hallibur Tonic

Posted by: misere | January 11, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

RID Lice Arena

Posted by: yvonne555 | January 11, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Respect to DARCARS Constitution Hall.

Posted by: ChrisRichards | January 11, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Smith & Wesson Center (GWU Smith Center)
Field & Stream House (GMU Field House)
Oscar Meyer & The Hoff Symphony Hall (Meyerhoff Symphony Hall)

Posted by: karmasagent | January 11, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Pink Hippodrome (local party supply rental company)

ONE Iota

Black&Decker Cat

Posted by: EricS2 | January 11, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

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