Mannheim Steamroller sucked

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Mannheim Steamroller sucked

Post by CoolBreeze » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:01 pm

What is it about the level of talent vs ticket prices in this state lately? I've paid (relatively) big bucks for the last 4 shows and they all sucked big time.

Tuesday night I saw Mannheim Steamroller in Huntington at the Keith-Albee Theater. ( my ladyfriend wanted to see them ). It cost me $112 bucks.

Chip Davis (the founder and composer) must write music for movie soundtracks, because he only knows 8 notes... arranges them, and then repeats them for 3 minutes ad-nausium. Oh sure, his Christmas arrangements are great, but that's because he didn't write the music itself.

Anyway.. during the intermission as we LEFT, we noticed what appeared to be about one third of the audience leaving also. (maybe more). Wonder if the band noticed? And yet, I see no reviews anywhere to warn people the next time they appear.

A lot of bad entertainment seems to filter into the state at prices that used to be commanded by the best performers in the world. I'm tired of this shit. :evil:

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Post by PassiveObserver » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:39 am

Not true...Flogging Molly, Davis and Elkins College, $15.
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Post by Bob Campbell » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:02 am

You're PAYING for tickets? What's that like?

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Post by Big Media » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:10 am

Odd you mention the free tickets thang... I worked for years in radio and NEVER was given free tickets to anything. Never! (Maybe I wasn't as well-liked as I thought)

However, my wife has always participated in radio station contests and has won more shit from my previous employer than I ever got. She recently won two tickets to the PAC in Ashland to see John Berry's Christmas program. Wow! The place was empty (it was a Sunday afternoon). Still, John Berry kicked serious ass for a has-been. I liked the show so much, in fact, that I bought one of his CDs.

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Post by Bob Campbell » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:17 am

My stock line on tickets is this; I wouldn't pay to see the second coming of Jesus.

And I want backstage passes and VIP parking.

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Re: Mannheim Steamroller sucked

Post by Zak Tyler » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:32 am

CoolBreeze wrote: A lot of bad entertainment seems to filter into the state at prices that used to be commanded by the best performers in the world. I'm tired of this shit. :evil:
i hear the shows at "Broadway" are pretty inexpensive.
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Post by PassiveObserver » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:02 am

Well, it's not like any radio station around plays Flogging Molly, so I can't use the old press pass.
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Post by jag » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:12 pm

Just wondering, Cool, what it was that made the performance so much to your disliking. Other than, of course, $112 (!) for a ticket.
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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:38 pm

The shows I pay to see in West Virginia usually involve a cover charge at the door, $40 in one dollar bills, and a brass pole.

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Post by Zak Tyler » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:05 pm

Hoosier Daddy wrote:The shows I pay to see in West Virginia usually involve a cover charge at the door, $40 in one dollar bills, and a brass pole.

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