Feeling uncool, Homer decides to take Bart and Lisa to the Hullabalooza music festival. But, while feeling more out of place, Homer accidentally takes a cannonball to the stomach. This newfound skill makes him the sleeper hit of the festival, and a hero to Bart but at what cost to his health?

!!Tropes featured:

* BaitAndSwitch: When Homer's stomach started growling strangely, the tour organizer says "Homer, nothing's more important to me than the health and well-being of my freaks. I'm sending you to a vet."
* ButtMonkey: Music/PeterFrampton can't catch a break.
-->'''Peter:''' God. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Homer Simpson wrecks my pig, Cypress Hill steals my orchestra, and Sonic Youth's in my cooler!]] Get out of there, you kids!
* CannotConveySarcasm: This exchange between two teenagers.
-->'''Teen 1:''' Here comes that cannon ball guy. He's cool.\\
'''Teen 2:''' Are you being sarcastic, dude?\\
'''Teen 1:''' I don't even know anymore.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: Parodied towards the end.
-->'''Homer:''' I'll miss you, [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Pumpkins]], but I just can't share your bleak world view. I've got too much to live for.
-->'''Billy Corgan:''' We envy you, Homer. [[CursedWithAwesome All we have is our music, our legion of fans, our million of dollars and our youth...]]
-->'''Smashing Pumpkins:''' Woo-hoo!
-->'''James Iha:''' Let's all go out and buy fur coats!
-->'''Jimmy Chamberlin:''' I want a walk-in humidor.
* DentedIron: Homer eventually takes so many cannonballs to the stomach that [[TheLastStraw one more would kill him]].
* DiscoDan: Homer towards the start.
-->'''Homer:''' Where can I find the latest releases by Bread?
-->'''Record Store Clerk:''' Oldies.
-->'''Homer:''' Oldies? But you've got all the top bands in here.
* {{Dissimile}}: When Homer is being introduced in Springfield, the organizer describes him as "The man who embodies everything about rock 'n roll, except the music."
* LightFlickerTeleportation[=/=]StopMotionLighting: A flashback shows teenagers partying to a strobe light as young Homer watches from a distance. With each flicker, Homer is standing a little closer. When he's rejected, the next flicker has him immediately back where he started, parodying a similar scene from ''Film/DazedAndConfused''.
* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: After the veterinarian warns Homer that he'll die from taking another cannonball, Homer dismisses him.
-->'''Homer:''' Got any messages for Music/JimiHendrix?
-->'''Veterinarian:''' Yes: "Pick up your puppy."
-->(''pan down to an ancient dog called Rover Hendrix'')
* RuleAbidingRebel: This episode mocks Generation-X'ers for thinking they're cool when in fact they're just insecure and cynical ''en masse'', to the point that [[LogicBomb they're not even sure if they're]] ''[[LogicBomb really]]'' [[LogicBomb being sarcastic]].
* SpecialGuest: Music/TheSmashingPumpkins, Music/CypressHill, Music/PeterFrampton, and Music/SonicYouth all appear as themselves.
* WaxingLyrical: "I used to [[Music/{{KISS}} rock and roll all night and party ev-e-ry day]]. Then it was every other day. Now I'm lucky if I can find one night a month in which to get funky."
* WhosOnFirst: When Homer first meets Billy Corgan.
-->'''Billy:''' Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins.
-->'''Homer:''' Homer Simpson, smiling politely.