- Feb 7, 2018
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- Mid Atlantic, USA
Agreed. I change my mind by becoming educated on a subject and then bouncing that off my moral compass and life experience. A 20 year old guitar player and his twitter account mentality doesn't deliver enough fact to actual base anything on (or it shouldn't).I truly don't believe in that statement. I have an open mind and understand that listening to others educates me. If I didn't practice that, I wouldn't be on this forum. Part of life is listening to others whether you feel they are right or wrong. Then it's up to you to choose whether you wan't to use that information to change your mind. If you don't allow your mind to ever change then you will walk thru life as a self centered egotistic person. So I don't think that's the issue here! The issue is that if I pay for something (a concert), I expect to get my moneys worth without anything extra that isn't part of the entertainment (political views).
OMG - you just remined me of the best and worst show i've ever seen at the same time.I saw BB a year before he passed. He was still excellent. It was the 5th time I'd seen him.
I will say that I'm so tired of politics that when I go to a concert the LAST thing I want is some "entertainer" telling me about the world.
Play your songs - I'm hear to listen to YOUR music. I can get inundated with political nonsense on the internet, I don't care to hear it from a band.
I saw Little Feat and Toto at the Club Casino some years ago (2 separate shows), when I was still living in MA. It's just a cool, funky venue and I agree that it seems to "rise to the occasion," so to speak. Tons of history and a great location on the beach.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.
That’s because your wife can’t sing, lol. Just kidding, I’ve been there!Oh that reminds me. I saw Bon Jovi (wife wanted to go) about 10 or 12 years ago. Great concert, actually. But it was in a big arena and was ear-splittingly loud. I made the fatal mistake of not bringing ear plugs and ended up having to sit the whole time with my fingers in my ears. It was literally so loud it was painful.
Worst concert I ever attended was Black Sabbath back in @ 72 . Absolute rubbish . Alice Cooper opened for them and they were killer .
Fleetwood Mac , Edmonton @ 75 ... turned out to be some other guys masquerading as the Mac , a legal issue where the original members lost the name in some contractual loophole . The band I saw was a major disappointment . Tim Buckley opened and he was terrific.
i was at that show too .....
Way back in the 60's, I saw a lot of the psychedelic bands that were big at the time. Many of them were terrible live. First of all, they were amateur musicians. Second, they were all stoned out of their minds. Third, they had no stage presence. Just a bunch of long haired, slovenly hippies, wandering around the stage, playing out of tune. Of course, the audience was a bunch of stoned hippies, too, so they thought it was great. I did not.
One exception was a group called Poco. I saw them at an outdoor concert. I can't remember the names of the players, or the drummer. They were upbeat and great entertainers. Their sound was super clean and their set was well-planned. The drummer, who also sang, was exceptional. Can't remember his name.....I remember he was playing Rogers drums. He had them tuned well, and they sounded fantastic.
And it doesn’t hurt to have guys like Russ Kunkel or Steve Gadd, not to mention the other killer players he brings.There are some performers who are seemingly incapable of ever putting on a bad show. James Taylor comes to mind. He changes things from one performance to the next. Even the songs that he's performed thousands of times over the years have a freshness to them because of his mastery of turning a phrase a little differently or changing his inflection of a phrase from how we expected it to be. Many subtle nuances add spontaneity to his performances.
I think Motley Crue was the only show I ever walked out on too. The Scorpions opened for them and were so good that when Crue came on to headline, ragged, out of tune, Vince Neil all fat, voice shot and singing every other lyric people started leaving in mass. It was worth the ticket price to see the Scorpions though, they were that good a Klaus’s voice was spot on. This must have been “99” maybe 2000.I walked out of a Motley Crue show 1987 or 88 don’t remember.
The musicianship was sloppy and below average from all 4. Unacceptable I haven’t seen them since.