One of the biggest stars in the world - literally - will be appearing in our area this Fall. Shaquille O'Neill will be appearing at the Big E Bash opening night festivities in West Springfield, MA on September 16, 2016. O'Neill will be DJ'ing under his nom de tune, DJ Diesel, on the aptly named Court of Honor stage at 8 PM.

The multi-talented O'Neill has been inescapable over the past couple of decades. From peddling Gold Bond medicated powder, to co-starring in Adam Sandler movies, Shaq is everywhere. I wrote a blog the other day about 7-foot actor, Kristian "Hodor" Nairn of Game of Thrones fame, DJ'ing at Tuxedo Junction in Danbury in 2014, O'Neill is the second 7-foot actor turned DJ that I've written about this week. Quick, somebody open up a restaurant so I can get back on my usual track!

The Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) runs from September 16 to October 2, 2016. Shaq will only be there on opening night, but there are plenty of other entertainers lines up through the duration of the event, including George Thorogood, X Ambassadors, Lee Brice, and Mark Farner.