Just got back from the worst concert in my life !

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After 45 yrs of going to concerts....just saw the worst of my life.
Christopher Cross at the Tupelo Music hall in Derry NH.
1st off the venue has horrible sound, bass heavy no dynamics....blah
Christopher Cross, was uninspired, so was the crowd, then he tried to be funny.
THEN he got political, THEN..I left, never have done that....

I have seen umpteen shows at the Club Casino...it has no right to sound good
but it does, there is always an electric flair in the air...cant explain it.
It has a vibe...it has graced 3, yes 3 centuries...and the artists seem to feel it.
never going back to Tupelo or Chris Cross...a big thumbs down !!
 
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Yes, was really disappointed, had fine seats, but it just wasn't there, both musically and the venue.
 

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Ouch! Yeah, I go to a show to get away from the real world.

Only show I ever walked out of was Chuck Berry about 9 years ago.
It was just BAD.



Dan
 

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Yes it is really a bummer when you go see an artist or group...you want to see, and it just...is yuk.
 

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My worst concert was Ritchie Blackmore' Rainbow, in a fricking gym. Second worse would be Aerosmith - security everywhere!
 

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Molly Hatchet was terrible a few years ago. I left right after the show, and felt like I should have told them just to retire already. It was at a good venue too,just a horrible performance. They have no more life left in them.
 

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Went to see Bob Dylan years ago and we almost left. He was awful and kind of out of it. GE Smith on guitar was the only redeeming aspect.
 

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I guess I am just bummed, really wanted to see this show at this venue, but the most fun I have had at shows has been at the Club Casino.
Check out some of the artists who have played there.

Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, U2, Mountain, Yes, Janis Joplin, The Who.... I mean the list goes on...
And these upstart concert venues try to....I guess jump on....I dunno , just bummed, thats all
 

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Meatloaf played a show at the casino that I work at a few years back. The backup singer was the only one who held a note whatsoever, she was amazing actually. Meatloaf however would vocally divebomb past the intended note and end up.... well... in a meaty gargle of sadness. It was painful but man I have respect for Patti Russo who saved every song that night.
 

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Having seen virtually all of my favourite artists in the prime of there career’s I have no desire to see them again. I think it would tarnish the memories that I have. Worst concert, Doobie Brothers (sound was poor) Best Surprise, Earth,Wind and Fire ( just awesome!). Everyone else just delivered exactly what they were supposed too!
 

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Having seen virtually all of my favourite artists in the prime of there career’s I have no desire to see them again. I think it would tarnish the memories that I have. Worst concert, Doobie Brothers (sound was poor) Best Surprise, Earth,Wind and Fire ( just awesome!). Everyone else just delivered exactly what they were supposed too!
There is some truth to that. I am glad that I recently saw Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn a few years ago and I got to experience them in a positive way. I am glad I didn't see George Jones toward the end, as people I know saw him and he was really rough. I never got a chance to see Johnny Cash, but I have seen most of the people on my bucket list.

Just to reference my thoughts, I am 29 years old. I do love my classic country,but am younger than their average fans.

Also i am really glad I didn't see
B.B. King towards the end either. He was rough the last few years from what I hear.
 

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I can honestly say that of the 100 + concerts i've seen in my life, I can't say that i've seen a bad show. The only thing that comes close was Bruce Springsteen on the Born In The USA tour. It was a great show, but about 90 min too long. I was getting bored after about 2 hours. By hour 3 i couldn't wait for the show to end, by hour 4, I was bordering on feeling like I was being held hostage. I was done. done. done. done. But I repeat. It was a darn good show.
 

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For me, bad shows were more about the sound quality at the venue rather than musicianship or effort by the performer. The Carrier Dome in Syracuse is an acoustic nightmare in my opinion. I've gone to concerts by Springsteen and the Rolling Stones there, and although I enjoyed both to some degree, the sound quality resulting from extensive reverberation left me a bit disappointed. In contrast, I saw The Who and MacCarney at large outdoor stadiums and the sound quality was excellent.
 

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Also i am really glad I didn't see
B.B. King towards the end either. He was rough the last few years from what I hear.
I'm sorry to hear that you never got to see him on his good days. I last saw BB in 1992 during his BB King's Blues All Stars tour. His band killed it as usual. First time I ever saw Eric Johnson too. But that show was a who's who of blues greats. I think EJ and Buddy Guy are the only ones who played that show that are still with us.
 

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For me, bad shows were more about the sound quality at the venue rather than musicianship or effort by the performer.
The most enjoyable show I ever saw was at a venue that is renown for its horrible, grating, unintelligible, reverberant sound quality - Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Guess Who brought along a sound engineer who knew what he was doing, and knew that volume was the enemy in venues like this.

We enjoyed an evening with a fantastic band at a volume level equivalent to what one would use on a good home stereo system. I will never forget that evening, and haven't heard another concert that even approached that level of professionalism.

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