When news broke that the 106th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is set to take place in New Bedford this year to take place in New Bedford after a couple of years sidelined by the pandemic, I could barely hold back the excitement. Another year of malasadas, Portuguese tradition and, of course, the Madeira wine.

Over the years, I've noticed a trend with the entertainment the Feast committee books for its mainstage headliner: numerous one-hit (or a-few-hit) wonders from the 90s.

From Fuel in 2012 to Spin Doctors in 2017, these alternative rock performers and bands have made quite the splash at the feast.

I'm usually not one to promote anything at the feast that's not Portuguese-oriented or has some sort of Portuguese authenticity, but this was too fun to not tackle.

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If you ask me, I'm a sucker for some 90s nostalgia, especially when it comes to the music scene. Don't ask me why the ongoing traditional bands that have only been successful with a single hit have been the center-stage focus, but this formula has never failed the feast committee.

What you have to focus on is the type of band you're hiring. Just because they're popular doesn't make them a good fit. Take Smash Mouth, for example. Everyone wants to listen to them play "All Star," but every time Steve Harwell steps into the limelight, he gets belligerent and seems to despise the crowd. No one needs that when there are 10,000-plus people on the feast grounds.

Although the lineup for this year's acts has yet to be released, I thought I'd do a little research on some of the biggest one-hit wonders from the 90s who could easily fill up the feast roster.

Think I missed any? Shoot me an email at Gazelle@Fun107.com.

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